The Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site Management Plan Tabled in Parliament
From: Parks Canada
Parks Canada announces plan to connect Canadians to their heritage in the Châteauguay region
December 21, 2018 Châteauguay, Quebec Parks Canada Agency
The management plan for the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site was tabled in Parliament recently. Reviewed every 10 years, management plans are a legislative requirement of the Canada National Parks Act and guide the management of Parks Canada places.
National historic sites reflect the rich and varied heritage of our nation.
The new plan for the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site outlines the following key objectives:
·Be a vibrant site where everyone can discover and commemorate the significance of the Battle of the Châteauguay
·Create a visitor experience centred on the battlefield
The plan was developed through public consultation and based on input from local residents and organizations, visitors, stakeholders, partners and Indigenous communities of the Châteauguay region. Through this management plan, Parks Canada is meeting its promise to protect and present Canada’s cultural heritage while also providing an opportunity for Canadians to experience and discover our diverse history in new and exciting ways.
In 2018 and beyond, the Government of Canada is celebrating families with free admission to all Parks Canada’s places for youth 17 and under. Parks Canada’s national heritage places are a great way for Canadians to experience the outdoors and learn more about our environment and heritage.
The Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site Management Plan is available on the Parks Canada website at: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/qc/chateauguay/gestion-management/gestion-management-2018.
“Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas belong to all Canadians and offer truly Canadian experiences. As Member of Parliament for Châteauguay — Lacolle, I salute this collaborative effort that led to the creation of the new management plan for Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site, and I thank all those who contributed to it.”
MP for Châteauguay — Lacolle
- On October 26, 1813, a clash took place between an American armed force of around 3,750 soldiers and 500 Canadian and Indigenous combatants. The victory of the Canadians and their Indigenous allies was considered a national triumph for Lower Canada.
- The Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site commemorates the significance of this feat and the role that the combatants played in defending Canada during the conflict of 1812–1814.
- The national historic site contributes to the tourism vitality of its region thanks to its participation in activities and events organized by partners and regional institutions on the battlefield or in the surrounding area.
Manager, La Mauricie and Western Quebec National Historic Sites
La Mauricie and Western Quebec Field Unit
Parks Canada Agency