Three New France serious soldiers and a smiling costumed guide

Soldiers, keep up the rhythm!

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


Musket

Weapon mechanics

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


The Fort Chambly

History and architecture

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.


A visitor wearing a soldier’s uniform from the Carignan-Salières regiment
A visitor wearing a soldier’s uniform from the Carignan-Salières regiment

Uniform

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.

Bunch of kids discovering Smuggling, outsmart the exhibition
Bunch of kids discovering Smuggling, outsmart the exhibition

All about smuggling!

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.


Xplorers programm

Xplorers program

Xplorers program

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!


Photo missions

Parka and Chipp are going in a photo mission

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!

  1. Use your iOS or Android device to download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. 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.
  3. When you have taken all the required photos, share them on social medias!

To learn more about how it works


Groups activities (reservation only)

The fort and its architecture
Uncover the secrets of the military architecture of the era

History and architecture

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

Fees: $7.30

Discovery visit

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

Fees: $5.65