Soldiers, attention!

Relive the habits of soldier Vadeboncœur in the Artillery Park, visit barracks used by French soldiers and participate in the recreation of a battle. At the end of this activity, your students will be able to name the various components of the fortifications and decipher the codes found on the cannons.

In the Arsenal Foundry, students will be introduced to the major military events of New France and observe a model of the fortifications showing how Québec City’s defenses evolved over time. A guide will reveal the secrets of Artillery Park’s cannons.

The group will then visit the interior of a period building to explore a barracks used by French soldiers. Sitting on the beds, students will learn about the different aspects of soldiers’ lives in New France: how they were recruited, what they ate, how they lived, how they kept clean and how they worked.

The visit will end with students taking part in the re-enactment of a battle between the French and the English. Who will emerge victorious this time?


Topics relating to the Quebec provincial curriculum:

French society in New France around 1645
Canadian society in New France around 1745

Competency:

  • To understand the organization of a society in its territory

Key features of the competency:

  • To situate the society and its territory in space and time
  • To make connections between assets and limitations of the territory and the organization of the society
  • To define the influence of people or events on social and territorial organization

Activity Package:
This activity is also available as a package with another activity at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec. Learn more about the Soldiers and Governors activity package.

Dates

April to October*

*This activity may also be available year-round depending on availability.
Please contact us for more information.
Phone: 418 648-7016
Email: pc.reservationslhnfq-fqnhsreservations.pc@canada.ca

Price

Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission for youth at our parks and sites, however regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as school programs and guided tours.

$2.40 per student

Details
  • Location: Artillery Park
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Ideal for: Elementary school - Cycle 2 and 3
  • Languages: This activity is offered in English and in French
  • Reservations: Reservations are required for the activity - please refer to the Reservations tab
  • Capacity: We will be happy to discuss with you and to offer solutions that meet your needs, depending on availability and school programs offered at our other national historic sites. Do not hesitate to contact us at 418 648-7016 or at pc.reservationslhnfq-fqnhsreservations.pc@canada.ca for more information.
  • Note: Price subject to change in 2020 / 2021
  • Additional note(s): Lunch area available (inside or outside), based on availability and upon reservation 
Reservations

Reservations required for school groups.

Please contact us for more information and/or to make a reservation. 
Phone : 418 648-7016
Email : pc.reservationslhnfq-fqnhsreservations.pc@canada.ca

  
Travel trade
  • Price: $2.40 per student
  • Ideal for: Elementary school, cycle 2 and cycle 3 
  • Suitable for small and large groups
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Languages: This activity is offered in English and in French
  • Reservations: Reservations are required for the activity - please refer to the Reservations tab
  • Capacity: We will be happy to discuss with you and to offer solutions that meet your needs, depending on availability and school programs offered at our other national historic sites. Do not hesitate to contact us at 418 648-7016 or at pc.reservationslhnfq-fqnhsreservations.pc@canada.ca for more information.
  • Note: Price subject to change in 2020 / 2021

Grant

Experiences offered by Parks Canada are part of the culture and education resource directory. Financial support from the Government of Québec can be provided. For further information, please refer to the  Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur Website (French) or contact your school administration.