Société des musées du Québec

Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

Presentation

Initially, this crossing point was an Amerindian camp site along their portage route. It eventually became the first fortified lock canal to open its waterway to navigation. Overall, this site encompasses no less than 7,000 years of history! Stroll around the archaeological garden, then enter the blockhouse to enjoy a breathtaking view of the rapids.

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Museum experiences

  • Will you know how to load a cannon, how to start a fire with an iron striker, tow a boat or play a Jew's Harp?
  • The fort's treasure hunt. With a GPS unit, be the first to find the treasure!