Roughly 30 kilometres southeast of Montreal, Fort Chambly rises proudly at the foot of the Richelieu Rapids.
Upon arrival at the Fort Chambly National Historic Site, be sure to take in the full expanse of this picturesque site, as it is both magnificent and strategic. From its original wooden fort, which was built in 1665 by the soldiers of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, to the exit of British troops in the mid-19th century, every corner of the site echoes military life.
Step into the fortification, which features the restored main components of its original architecture, and discover how French soldiers lived in the era of New France.Roughly 30 kilometres southeast of Montréal, Fort Chambly rises proudly at the foot of the Richelieu River rapids. Built in 1711 to defend the colony, this stone fortification was preceded by three wooden forts.
- Guided Tour
- National Historic Site
- Wheelchair Access
The return of featured programs this summer: The Smuggling exhibition, an activity where you are the hero, has been redeployed in a completely renovated room. The redesign of two exhibition rooms offers views of the large inner courtyard, the park and the river. In these clearer and brighter spaces, themed programs will be presented by interpreter guides. Not to mention the featured activities: o The life of the soldier o Soldiers, keep up the rhythm! with the rifle shooting demonstrations o The architecture of the fort o Archaeological findings Art exhibition at the guardhouse
In collaboration with the City of Chambly, visitors will have the chance this summer to admire three painting exhibitions at the guardhouse (500 m from the Fort). From May 21 to October 10, three painters will take turns exhibiting their works, addressing different perspectives, including climate change. For details: https://ville.chambly.qc.ca/expositions/
Please note that as part of a service adjustment, Fort Chambly’s P1 and P2 parking lots will be subject to a fee of $4.25/day as of May 20, 2022. Visitors to Fort Chambly who come to visit the exhibitions can have their parking fees refunded at the reception desk by presenting their parking ticket.
Plan your visit
We encourage visitors to visit the Fort-Chambly website. It is updated regularly and contains all the information they need to plan their visit.
The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and employees is of utmost importance to Parks Canada. The Agency follows the advice, guidance and requirements of public health experts and encourages visitors to continue to follow the measures in place, protect themselves and exercise caution to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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