GROUPS ACTIVITIES (RESERVATION ONLY):

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 heritage interpreter. Visits begin in the middle of the courtyard.

Duration: 30 minutes


Three New France serious soldiers and a smiling costumed guide

Soldiers, keep up the rhythm!

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


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

Dressed as a soldier… or a citizen

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
Programme Xplorateurs

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)

You look great in uniform!
Will you earn the privilege of wearing the uniform?

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