Fort Lennox National Historic Site

A situation beyond our control has forced us to temporarily suspend access to the fortification buildings.
From June 15, 2024, until further notice, Parks Canada staff accompanies visitors to Île aux Noix and offers a guided outdoor tour of the buildings and fortification. This 45-minute tour will be offered free of charge. Please note that it is not possible to picnic on the island. Picnic tables are available on the pier near the boarding dock.

Two children look at artifacts from Fort Lennox National Historic Site.
See a considerable number of artifacts that tell the story of the humans who lived on Île aux Noix .

Passages, experiences of this island

Deployed in the completely renewed barracks, the new exhibition entitled Passages, experiences of this island offers the story of the great history of the small island of Noix. This exhibition highlights the human occupation of the island from 6000 years ago to this day. In addition to a rich content filled with stories of all kinds, the exhibition also showcases the rich archaeological collection of the site. The most beautiful artifacts are presented in an attractive and inventive way.

Beds and uniforms of the soldiers who stayed in the barrack room at Fort Lennox National Historic Site.
The dormitory was reconstructed as it was at the time of the occupation.

Family life


The main purpose of the dormitory, located on the second floor of the barracks, is to illustrate, somewhat like a three-dimensional painting, the life of the soldiers and their families in garrison at Fort Lennox, around 1833-1835.

It was during this period that all these people - sergeants, soldiers, women and children - slept, ate and had fun in the barracks.

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