Investment program in Parks Canada federal infrastructures
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.
Next two years (2018 and 2019), the Fort-Lennox National Historic Site will be closed to the public for major conservation work. The investments in the historic buildings - chiefly in the Barrack, but also the Officers’ Quarters, Guardhouse and two magazines - are designed to allow Canadians to continue enjoying our rich history and heritage and to preserve this unique site for future generations. These investments will ensure that our past continues to have a future.
Major conservation work at Fort-Lennox National Historic Site
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.
*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.