Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site

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For 200 years, the wreck of the Machault, a 26-gun military sailing vessel charged with protecting merchant vessels from the British, has remained under water. At the Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site, it is now possible to admire the ship’s remains and to relive the last naval battle between France and Great Britain for possession of North American territory. It's an extraordinary journey that will take you all the way back to 1760!

Black and white photo of a building with a sign Motel Pere Marquette on the top.

The Rencontres de la photographie en Gaspésie

See "To Winter There", Charles-Frédérick Ouellet oudoor photo exhibition

A group of visitors listen to a duo of costumed interpreters impersonating French and English marine captains.

Group visit

Revisit an epic battle accompanied with a period character!

Children writing in her Xplorer booklet in an exhibit.

Family Day

Come and celebrate Family Day! Guided tour, airbrushing, and surprises await you!

Visiting Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do at the Battle of the Restigouche National Historic site, including exhibition, Mi'gmaq birch bark canoe, red chairs and more. 

Plan your visit

How to get here, fees, dates and hours of operation, maps and brochures, Parks Canada shop.

Brochures and publications

Visitor Information at Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site of Canada

Culture and history

Take part in the expedition!


Daily visitor fees. Free admission for youth.

Stewardship and management

Contact, draft management plan, drones, student job oppotunities.

Contact Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site




Hours of operation

From June 15 to October 14, 2024

From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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