Come visit the Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site from June 17 to October 9, 2023!

Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site

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!

Relive a historic confrontation

Get to know the epic tale of the final battle at sea between France and Great Britain.

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The red chairs are for you to discover.

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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


   1 888 773-8888 


Hours of operation

From June 17 to October 9, 2023

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

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