Tours and programs
- Soldiers, keep up the rhythm!
- Weapon mechanics
- History and architecture
- Dressed as a soldier
- Xplorers program
- Photo missions
- Learn all about smuggling!
- A skilled smuggler knows their territory
- Outsmart the fort’s soldiers
- History and architecture (groups)
- Discovery visit (groups)
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
You heard the explosions and smelled the black powder during the musket shooting demonstration in the fort’s inner courtyard. Curious to know more about how these weapons work? 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
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
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
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!
Activities offered as part of the exhibition called Smuggling, outsmart the exhibition.
Listen to the exhibition’s short introductions before beginning a life of crime as a smuggler. Discover the broad ramifications of illegal trade in the Richelieu Valley. What was the historical context? What goods were in high demand? Know what you’re getting yourself into!
Duration: 15 minutes
All good smugglers have excellent knowledge of the land they need to cross. Knowing the trails, topography, fauna, and flora can make the difference between a successful and failed expedition. To enhance your knowledge, go in front of the fort and look for a small area that has been developed to resemble the forested territory of New France.
Duration: 15 minutes
A game for the whole family
In this game, you’re a smuggler on the run! Avoid the fort’s soldiers and escape with your bundle of goods. Rely on your agility and the speed of your team members to beat your competitors.
Saturdays and Sundays from June 22 to August 18
Duration: 15 minutes
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: 75 minutes
General introducton ot the Fort Chambly followed by a free visit of the exposition rooms.
Accompanied by a heritage presenter discover this fortification. Visits start in the centre of the courtyard.
Duration: 45 minutes