Fort Chambly National Historic site of Canada
Located at the foot of the rapids of the Richelieu River, the mighty Fort Chambly, buit in 1665, is a glorious witness of the history of New France. Guests will discover the everyday life of soldiers posted to garrison duties in a distant fort, as well as the living conditions of the inhabitants of the seigneurial land in Chambly.
You will be captivated by the majestic beauty of this authentic remnant of the French presence in North America. You'll learn a lot about French soldiers' uniforms, military architecture and much more.
During the summer months, tourists can participate in the daily customed interpretation activities in compagny of the guides, and watch soldiers from the Carignan-Salieres Regiment demonstrate black powder musket firing. In July and August, craftsmen, soldiers and other characters recreate the atmosphere of New France in the Fort Chambly. After the visit, you can picnic in the magnificent park located by the river's egde, where the fort rises. Pastoral scenery goes hand in hand with relaxation here. You can also take a stroll along Old Chambly's heritage circuit. Along the the way, you'll see residential houses dating back to the community's origins.
The Chambly canal multipurpose trail is located nearby. You can see manually operated locks on the way. Chambly City is located only 30 km south of Montreal via Highway 30 or Highway 10.
Fort Chambly Website: pc.qc.c/fortchambly
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