Battle of the Châteauguay

Battle of the Châteauguay

Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site commemorates the victory of the Canadian troops under the command of Charles-Michel de Salaberry over the invading American forces led by General Wade Hampton on October 26, 1813.

Activities

Visit to the Interpretation Centre

On the very location of the October 26, 1813 battle, discover this great feat of arms in which 300 Canadian militiamen stopped an American invasion of Montréal! A visit to Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site will delight anyone interested in history, military strategy and genealogy!

The chess room offers insights into the history of warfare. As in the game of chess, war has two opposing sides attempting to outmaneuver each other in their efforts to achieve victory! Move around on the chessboard, which was created to human scale, and discover the origins and developments of warfare throughout history—beginning with the Sumerian city-states and continuing until 20th-century world war. Work out your own strategies during a game of chess on one of two chessboards made available to the public!
 

How much time will I need?

  • About an hour, or more if you are curious!

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • No special equipment is needed, just bring a camera.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes, but entrance fees to the site must be paid.

When's the best time to do this?

  • End of June to the beginning of September.

 

Historical Tour: The Châteauguay Battleground

Take a trip through the history of this famous October 26, 1813 battle by exploring the archeological landscapes of the battlefield. A unique adventure and amazing discoveries await you! Follow the groomed trail over a distance of more than 14 km and relive this great feat of arms that took place along the Châteauguay River.

How much time will I need?

  • About two hours, but can vary with your experience.

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • Bring proper clothing, shoes, water, a snack, bike, helmet, and camera.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes, but entrance fees to the site must be paid.

When's the best time to do this?

  • End of June to the beginning of September.

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