Sitting on the edge between past and present, on at the foot of the rapids of one of the most important waterways in Canadian history, the Fort is ready to meet your class' assault with a garrison of highly-trained interpreter-guides.

Make your reservation today calling 450-658-1585.

Elementary School Program « Defending History »: 2nd cycle

Entrance of Fort Chambly

Clientele: Second cycle of elementary school


  • 2 hours 30 (short program) or:
  • 3 hours 30 (long program with rally)

Welcoming capacity:

  • 2 classes of 30 students (April, September and October)
  • 4 classes of 30 students (May and June)

Availability: Offered in April, May, June, September and October

Fee: Go to the Fees section (Basic)

Tour the impressive stone fortification and take part in four interactive activities to teach your students about the history of the fort, archaeology, the seigneurial system in New France, French soldiers and their daily lives when garrisoned. Complete your visit with a rally in the fort or in the park to better discover the site.

Download the guide (PDF, 695 KB)

A Parks Canada guide surrounded by kids
Archaeology: The past under our feet

Manipulate and observe artefacts left behind by different groups of humans who lived or used this site a long time ago. What do those objects tell us about them?

In the service of the King

Allow yourself to be enrolled by a persuasive recruiting sergeant. What does the soldier’s uniform reveal about the troupes de la Marine?

Blonde girl disguised in a compagnie franche de la marine soldier
When they were not at war

Discover the daily life of soldiers. Find the intruders hidden in their environment.

Settling in New France

Clear up and develop a censive (tract of land) (3rd and 4th grade). Compare the trades of the 1750s to those of today (3rd grade). Help a seigneur develop his seigneurie (4th grade).

Complementary rallies
Indoor rally: “Discovering Fort Chambly”

Explore the exhibitions to find complementary information to the 4 preceding activities. (Duration: 1h. Offered in April and October only)
Download the questions (PDF, 2.3 MB) and the map and answers (PDF, 422 KB).


Outdoor rally “Let’s move in the park!”

Explore the park, exercise and discover its natural and cultural wonders! (Duration: 1h. Offered in May, June and September)
Download the questions (PDF, 759 KB), the detailed map (PDF, 1.3 MB) and the answers (PDF, 453 KB).

Before and after your visit

To prepare your visit to our site, listen to the Fort Chambly song and download the related in-class preparatory activity. (PDF, 5 MB)

Lyrics and credits

Download the lyrics (PDF, 100 KB) or the score (PDF, 149 KB). (French only)

Other useful information:

  • Free parking, including spaces for buses
  • Activities animated by Parks Canada guides
  • It is possible to lunch on-site, in the fort or in the park
  • Picnic tables available in the park

Reservations and information

Christian Fortin
Team Leader, Visitor Experience
450-658-1585 or 1-888-773-8888