Season launch and inauguration of "Smuggling, outsmart the exhibition"


Saturday, May 19th - special free admission

Be among the first to experience “Smuggling, outsmart the exhibition”, the new temporary exhibition at Fort Chambly!

One mission, three aids, and one exhibit to become New France’s greatest smuggler. In this new exhibit, the little-known history of smuggling along the Montréal–Albany corridor is presented as a game for the whole family.

On the agenda:

  • The fort’s team of interpreters/guides will provide historical context
  • Interactive presentation of the harvesting resources at the new forest landscape
  • Practical workshops for preparing and processing wild plants
  • Test, with your family, your bale carrying skills in a relay race where the aim is to try and outwit the guard.

Canada Day

Le fort Chambly

Sunday July, 1st

Free admission

Young family in a picnic Family picnic at Fort Chambly

Family picnic “I love my Fort”

Saturday July 7th
11 am - 3 pm

To highlight National Historic Sites Day, you are cordially invited to a family picnic in Fort Chambly Park. For the occasion, we will be unrolling our pretty checkered tablecloths along the Fort!

Throughout the day, we will be celebrating our special connection to Fort Chambly. The Fort is at the centre of the citizens’ lives and is a part of thousands of stories, and we want to hear yours!

Badge I love my Fort Badge I love my Fort

On Saturday July 8th, we will collect your memories: bring your photos and your testimonies! We will share them on an interactive terminal during the exhibition devoted to Mister Joseph-Octave Dion.

In case of rain, the testimonies will be collected inside the fort and the picnic will not take place.

St. Louis Day and the "Artistes sur le champ" symposium

Four musicians of the New France era

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of August

The activities are organized jointly with the City of Chambly.

Enjoy a weekend of activities celebrating St. Louis Day and the 23rd edition of the “Artistes sur le champ” symposium. The symposium will feature more than 50 artists of various styles showcasing their works for and interacting with the public against the enchanting backdrop of the Fort Chambly site.

This year, Parks Canada is showcasing Indigenous cultures with many demonstrations such as fish smoking, ash basket weaving (Musée des Abénakis kiosk), songs and dances, as well as a presentation on wampums.

In addition, a historical French military encampment brought to life by the Garnison de Québec will surely delight the entire family.

Journées de la culture

Sunday, September 30 – Free Admission

Event organized jointly with the City of Chambly.

The Fort Chambly National Historic Site will open its doors free of charge to celebrate the Journées de la culture. Parks Canada historian Alain Gelly will give a presentation on smuggling in New France. Come and enjoy a variety of family activities on site!