Tours and programs
- History and architecture
- Soldiers, keep up the rhythm!
- Dressed as a soldier… or a citizen
- Xplorers program
- Photo missions
GROUPS ACTIVITIES (RESERVATION ONLY):
Built in 1711 to protect the colony from a possible British invasion, Fort Chambly is based on the principles of Vauban, King Louis XIV’s engineer.
Discover this fortification in the company of a heritage interpreter. Visits begin in the middle of the courtyard.
Duration: 30 minutes
A military drill from 1704 presented with background music
In the 18th century, the first military drills were introduced in France and in New France. They served to train soldiers to be efficient on a battlefield. Orderly and precise, the drills have rhythm… almost like a dance choreography. Come to see our soldiers keeping rhythm!
Duration: 20 minutes
Let a guide from Parks Canada introduce you to Fort Chambly and the French soldiers who shaped its history. Will you earn the privilege of wearing the uniform... without the inconveniences of a soldier's life?
Duration: 30 minutes
The Xplorers program is dedicated to children visiting Parks Canada sites with their families. At Fort-Chambly, the Xplorers booklet takes the children on a hunt for clues, which are hidden in the exhibition rooms. Memorize the clues and find the secret password at the end to obtain a reward. Good luck!
Parka and Chirp are inviting children to explore Fort-Chambly participating to a photo scavenger hunt. Once your missions are completed, you will receive a virtual reward.
It’s very easy!
- Use your iOS or Android device to download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play.
- Follow the instructions on the screen and take a picture of each of the six elements presented that are of particular importance to Fort Chambly.
- When you have taken all the required photos, share them on social medias!
GROUPS ACTIVITIES (RESERVATION ONLY)
Introduction and uniform
This fortification is impressive, right? But what was it used for? Who built it? Who lived in it? Let a guide from Parks Canada introduce you to Fort Chambly and the French soldiers from the troupes de la Marine. Will you earn the privilege of wearing the uniform... without the inconveniences of a soldier's life? Continue the tour at your own pace when visiting the exhibitions.
Length: 30 minutes (animation) followed by a self-guided visit of the fort
Fee: $5,65 per adult $4,90 per elder