Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

The Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site is temporarily closed for the season and will reopen on June 15, 2024. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site celebrates 100 years of historic designation in 2023. It is located about 50 km southwest of Montréal on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. It features Canada’s first lock canal and the remains of a fort. Discover this portage and encampment location with its 7,000 years of history.

Summer jobs

Find out what positions are available for the summer of 2024: Interpretation, visitor services and maintenance.

School diaries

Do you work in education? Discover our online workshops designed to provide a stimulating learning environment for elementary and high school students.

Back in time

While waiting for the reopening of the site, familiarize yourself with the history of the fort's construction and the confrontations that happened.

Visit Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Find out more about our guided tours, school programs and calendar of activities to enjoy solo, with family or friends.

Plan your visit

See information about hours of operation, fees, facilities, parking, and more.


Learn about the daily visitor fees, free admission for youth and more.

Safety and guidelines

Read the rules and important bulletins.

About Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

Culture and history

Discover the historical and cultural dimension of the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site.

Nature and science

Learn more about the initiatives undertaken by the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site team to preserve the integrity of the site.

Stewardship and management

Find out about job offers, the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site management plan and more.


Contact us

1-888-773-8888 (general inquiries, toll free)

Hours of operation

Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site is temporarily closed for the season and will reopen on June 15, 2024
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