Tours and programs
- Soldiers, keep up the rhythm!
- Weapon mechanics
- History and architecture
- All about smuggling!
- Xplorers program
- Photo missions
- History and architecture (groups)
- Discovery visit (groups)
A 1704 Military Exercise on Musical Background - Do Not Miss This!
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!
Weekends at 1:30 and 3:30 pm
Duration: 20 minutes
You heard the explosions and smelled the black powder during the activity of "Soliders, keep up the rhythm!", curious to know more about how these weapons work? Stay in the courtyard, one of our guides will be happy to teach you about the inner workings of these antique weapons: matchlock muskets, flintlock muskets, swivel guns and cannons.
Weekends after the musket firing.
Duration : 20 minutes according to the interests and questions of the visitor
Erected in 1711 to protect the colony from possible British invasions, Fort Chambly was built according to the principles of Vauban, a famous military engineer and architect under King Louis XIV.
Did you know that the fort was not always made of stone? Discover the history and architecture of Fort Chambly with our guide.
Guided visits begin in the central courtyard
Duration : 45 minutes, weekends, flexible hours.
To wear the uniform was to be in the service of the King. But how did you become a soldier in France in the 17th and 18th centuries? And what life awaited those who crossed the Atlantic?
Will you earn the privilege of wearing the uniform... without the inconveniences of a soldier's life?
Duration : 30 minutes, week ends, flexible hours.
Activities offered as part of the exhibition called Smuggling, outsmart the exhibition.
Why talk of smuggling, illegality at Fort Chambly? Who are these smugglers mentioned in the thematic exhibition? Experience "Contraband …» and discover a facet of the fort's history.
Duration: 15 minutes, every day, flexible hours.
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)
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 costumed heritage interpreter. Visits begin in the middle of the courtyard.
Duration: 75 minutes
General introducton ot the Fort Chambly followed by a free visit of the exposition rooms.
Accompanied by a costumed heritage presenter, discover this fortification. Visits start in the centre of the courtyard.
Duration: 45 minutes