Levis Forts National Historic site of Canada were built by the British Army on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River to protect the City of Quebec from a possible American invasion. The three Forts were built between 1865 and 1872. The last from the series of the three detached forts, Fort #1 presents remarkable technological innovations for those years. This fort has been beautifully restored by the Parks Canada.
Visitors can visit the multimedia exhibition on the history of the fort #1 or just walk in a pleasant company of a guide through a casemate, a powder magazine, vaulted ramparts, tunnels or a shooting gallery. Children under 10 can dress up as soldier for the visit to the Forts Levis.
There is a rally of Fort Levis which can be joined by families and friends. You can picnic in the nearby Park of the Paix, while admiring an authentic plane CF-101 Voodoo there.
Tourists can also visit the house of Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the first credit union in America. Then, you can go and visit the A.C. Davie Shipyard national historic site of Canada to learn more about the maritime heritage of Levis City. By the way, you can taste Old European style ice cream in Levis or other refined treats.
The Forts Levis are located at 41, Chemin du Gouvernement, in Levis, near Quebec City and 4 km from Levis-Quebec Ferry.
Website of Fort #1: www.pc.qc.ca/levis
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