Tours and programs

Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

A Parks Canada guide welcomes a visitor
Discover the Battle of the Châteauguay

On the very location of the October 26, 1813 battle, guides recount 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!

Visit to the Interpretation Centre

Wall of unknown heroes
Wall of unknown heroes

The exhibition provides visitors with the historical context of the Battle of the Châteauguay and its key participants, including Charles-Michel de Salaberry and the unknown heroes. A digital terminal will allow you to discover interesting information about this group of heroic fighters: their age, their profession, their size, their origin, etc.

The battlefield: The belvedere

A Parks Canada guide welcomes a family
Presentation of the scale model and view from the belvedere

This indoor lookout provides an exceptional view of the battlefield! Using an interactive scale model, the interpreters enhance this panoramic tour by revealing the key strategies used during the confrontation that took place along the Châteauguay River on October 26, 1813. Take this opportunity to admire the obelisk and the area's scenery!

Extras for visitors

Two costumed kids

Family corner

Games and educational family fun! Children are invited to enlist as volunteer soldiers and wear the Voltigeur uniform while enjoying the Family Corner!

The obelisk

Outdoor visit

Not far from the Interpretation Centre, you can admire a monument commemorating the Battle of the Châteauguay, erected in 1895 by the Canadian Parliament.

There is also a shaded picnic area where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch while admiring the beauty of the Châteauguay River!

While you are there, take a look at the architecture of the period log cabin!


A Parks Canada guide talks with cyclists
The archaeotour by bike!

Tour an archaeo stroll of more than 19 kilometres of the archaeological landscape that witnessed the Battle of the Châteauguay!

A battlefield to be discovered with:

  • Abattis/front line
  • Entrenchment 1
  • Morrison’s House /field hospital
  • Supply Corps /British headquarters
  • American camp

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