What to know before you visit

As announced in 2015, Parks Canada will be investing three billion dollars over five years towards restoring the infrastructure of national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas of Canada.

This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

When visiting Fort Lennox National Historic Site, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience.

Infrastructure projects in Fort Lennox National Historic Site

By May 2020

As you arrive at the site, on the mainland:
  • Extension work of the technical services workshop (2018-2019)
  • Use of the parking lot as a storage area (2018-2020)
On the island:
  • Barrack: rehabilitation of foundations and stone work and revitalization of visitor facilities (2018-2020)
  • Officers’ Quarters: partial removal of asbestos (2017-2018)
  • North Magazine and South Magazine: analysis of the structure’s condition and protective measures (2018-2019)
  • Barge dock: repair of the barge dock on the island side (2018-2019)
  • Endangered species: project to manage the bat population residing on the island

  • The visitor centre, located on the mainland, will be open to the public during the 2018 and 2019 summer seasons. Visitors can obtain tourist information from the centre and learn more about Parks Canada’s leadership in cultural resource conservation.
  • The boaters’ dock will be closed during the construction work. It will be accessible again in 2020.

Map of Fort Lennox works

*Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway in Fort Lennox National Historic Site. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed.