Visitor Guidelines

Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

Our national historic sites are unique places and require unique rules to protect them.

Breaking the law in a national park or national historic site can result in consequences such as evictions or tickets or, in more serious cases, court appearances and/or large fines. View the Canada National Parks Act and its regulations.

Compliance with the guidelines makes it easier for everyone to co-exist and have an enjoyable experience at Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

1. Alcohol, cannabis, tobacco and vaping

The use of alcohol is prohibited at the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site, unless special permission is granted for an event. For more information, visit the following website:

https://parcs.canada.ca/voyage-travel/regles-rules

Cannabis consumption is also prohibited at the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site. For more information about cannabis regulations at Parks Canada sites, visit https://parks.canada.ca/voyage-travel/regles-rules/cannabis.

Finally, it is forbidden to vape or smoke tobacco and its by-products inside the buildings of the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site, as well as within a 9-metre radius of any doors or windows that open or air intakes communicating with an enclosed area.

2. Camping

Camping in all its forms (including sleeping in a vehicle) is banned on the site and in the parking lot unless special permission is granted for an event.

For more information, visit the following website:

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/regles-rules

3. Commercial activities and special events

Commercial activities, special events and non-traditional activities require a permit. Check with the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site for more information and/or approval.

4. Cycling

For safety reasons, cycling is not permitted within the site of the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site.

We invite you to use the bike racks or walk around the site.

5. Drones

The landing, flight and takeoff of unmanned aircraft - also known as drones - are prohibited in Parks Canada historic sites and national parks, unless you obtain authorization from Parks Canada.

Anyone using a drone without park or site approval is subject to enforcement action and a fine of up to $25,000.

Learn more about drone regulations:

https://parks.canada.ca/voyage-travel/regles-rules/drones

6. Filming and photography

To obtain the right to film or shoot for commercial purposes in national parks and historic sites, an application must be submitted to Parks Canada at least twenty working days prior to the activities. If the application is approved, Parks Canada will issue a filming/photography permit with additional conditions and requirements for the production. This information is intended to facilitate the preparation of a filming/photography application.

Download the filming permit application form (PDF, 350 KB) (To come soon).

7. Fires, fireworks and barbecues

It is forbidden to set fires or use pyrotechnic devices at the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site.

Cooking food with a grill, burner or barbecue is not permitted on the site.

8. Garbage and litter

Please dispose of your waste in the garbage cans provided, to keep the National Historic Sites clean and to avoid attracting wildlife.

For more information, visit the following website:

https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-80-217/page-1.html

9. Hunting and fishing

For safety reasons, fishing and hunting are prohibited at the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site.

10. Natural and historical objects

It is illegal to collect any historical or natural objects on the site, for example artifacts, antiques, artworks, signs, stones, bones, fossils, wood, plants, flowers, mushrooms, berries, animals, animal parts (including plumes), furs or any other such objects.

If you think you've found an important object, leave it where you saw it and report your find to a site employee or contact us.

For more information, visit the following website:

https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-78-213/page-2.html

11. Parking and motorized vehicles

Parking is restricted to visitors to the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site and authorized vehicles.

Please park your vehicle in designated areas where it will not endanger other visitors.

Offenders will be penalized. Overnight parking is prohibited.

It is also forbidden to use motorized vehicles (scooters, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, etc.) on the site, except for authorized vehicles.

12. Pets and service animals

Pets are not allowed inside the buildings of the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site.

Service animals are permitted, as long as they are clearly identified and on a leash or harness.

For more information on the subject, visit the following website and consult the National Historic Parks Wildlife and Domestic Animals Regulations:

https://parks.canada.ca/voyage-travel/regles-rules/chien-dog

https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-81-613/page-1.html

13. Swimming, sailing and water access

Swimming, sailing and entering the water for nautical purposes are not permitted at the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site.

14. Wildlife and flora

It is not permitted to attract, touch, harass, capture or feed wild animals.

It is not permitted to pick or trample flowers, plants or vegetation growing on the site.

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