Roughly 30 kilometres southeast of Montreal, Fort Chambly rises proudly at the foot of the Richelieu Rapids.
Upon arrival at the Fort Chambly National Historic Site, be sure to take in the full expanse of this picturesque site, as it is both magnificent and strategic. From its original wooden fort, which was built in 1665 by the soldiers of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, to the exit of British troops in the mid-19th century, every corner of the site echoes military life.
Step into the fortification, which features the restored main components of its original architecture, and discover how French soldiers lived in the era of New France.Roughly 30 kilometres southeast of Montréal, Fort Chambly rises proudly at the foot of the Richelieu River rapids. Built in 1711 to defend the colony, this stone fortification was preceded by three wooden forts.
Hours of operation
July 15 to September 7
Every day, from 10 am to 5 pm*
September 9 to October 12
Wednesday to Sunday and holidays, from 10 am to 5 pm*
* Last admission: 45 minutes before closing time
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