Want to travel back in time in just 5 minutes? Catch a boat to Fort Lennox, an old British fort is located on Île aux Noix, in the middle of the Richelieu River! Located a few kilometres from the Canada-U.S. border, the fort was built between 1819 and 1829 to protect Canada from an American invasion along the Richelieu River.
The guided tours, which are offered both in French and English, are the best way to get to know Fort Lennox. Accompanied by an interpretive guide, you will learn about the past of Île aux Noix through various buildings. The island’s key moments as well as the lifestyle of officers, soldiers and families will be unveiled. It is the ideal activity to get closer to history and ask as many questions as you want. Take advantage of the expertise of our guides on topics as diverse as food, archeology, military equipment and the Battle of the Île aux Noix!
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 needed, just bring your camera.
Is this activity free?
- Yes, but entrance fees to the site must be paid.
When is the best time to do this?
- July and August.