Fort Chambly

Fort Chambly
A large and imposing structure o­n a point jutting out into the foaming waters of the Richelieu River, Fort Chambly is a historical monument to the years that formed Quebec and the nation of Canada as a whole. It is a testament to the original settlers' perseverance, as the fort is built o­n the site of the successive wooden forts that were constructed in the 17th century to control the river. But it is also a testament to the later French military strength, as the current stone structure was built to protect the river from British invasion.

Today, Fort Chambly is an ideal destination for a lone traveler or family looking to learn about the rich historical and cultural heritage of Quebec. There are many people there who dress in the clothes of the 17th and 18th centuries and give demonstrations so that those visiting can see what it would have been like to live in the fort in a time gone by. There are demonstrations of muskets being fired and military drills. The guest can hear the ringing music of the drums and fifes that has echoed off the stone walls of Fort Chambly for many years.

Fort Chambly
Summer is a warm and inviting time to come to the fort, and there are men, women, and children who all dress and go about their days as if they were living hundreds of years ago--and not just soldiers, but tailors and merchants and all manner of people who would have lived in the fort. The guest can watch shoes and ropes being made, barrels being assembled, and men and women preparing the harvest for the hard days of winter. It is a historical event that can be matched by nothing else, transporting the visitor back in time each and every day.