Tours and programs
- Soldiers, keep up the rhythm!
- Weapon mechanics
- History and architecture of the fort
- Archaeo-historical visit to the park
- Quiz for all
- 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!
Every day at 1:30 and 3:30 pm
Weekends at 11:30 am, 1:30 and 3:30 pm
Duration: 15 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.
Duration : 15 minutes, every day at 10:15, 11:00, 11:30, 1:45, 3:00, 3:45 and 4:30 pm
Visit of the stone fort
Fort Chambly, the stone fort, was erected in 1711 to protect the French colony from possible British invasion. Why is it erected in Chambly? Who are the soldiers who built it? What are the characteristics of this defensive structure? And how were we living inside this fortification?
Discover these different aspects with a guide.
Duration : 45 minutes, every day at 11:30 and 4:30 pm.
What’s hiding under Fort Chambly Park?
Did you know that there were three different wood forts before the stone fort, as well as a large British military complex? Nothing seems to exist, yet all these stories are there, under your feet. Here people picnic on the remains of an old seigneurial estate, there you cycle on the bases of an old windmill and there…
There is so much to discover in this beautiful park about the fascinating history of the Chambly forts!
Duration : 45 minutes, every day at 2:30 pm.
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, every day at 10:30, 12:30, 2:00, 3:00, 16:00 pm.
A set of questions and answers to refresh your knowledge of general history
This little historical quiz focuses on simple questions, the warm atmosphere of the fort, and knowledgeable guides! All the ingredients are there to have fun… and enhance your historical knowledge. Will you be our champion of the day?
If you do not know the answers, our guides are here to enlighten you!
Duration : 30 minutes, weekends, at 2:00 pm.
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: 5 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 guide in period costume. 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 a guide in period costume, discover this fortification. Visits start in the centre of the courtyard.
Duration: 45 minutes