This National Historic Site is located atop Cap Diamant in Old Québec. Its walls enclose 300 years of history from the New France period to today. Known as "the Gibraltar of the Americas" on account of its strategic location, the Citadel has the star-shaped form characteristic of Vauban fortifications. Breathtaking view of the city and the St. Lawrence River. Guided tours year-round. Admission fee includes access to the museum exhibits and, in the summer, to the Changing of the Guard and Beating of the Retreat ceremonies.
Hours: open year-round. May to October: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. November to April: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Changing of the Guard: June 24 to September 4, daily at 10 a.m. Beating of the Retreat: Wednesdays of July and August at 5 p.m.
Admission: fees include taxes : adults: $16; seniors (65+): $14; students (18+): $14; 11 to 17: $6; 10 and under with a parent: free; family : $36 (2 adults + 3 kids under 18). Fees include Citadelle’s guided tour, museum’s exhibits and in summer, Changing of the Guard and Beating of the Retreat ceremonies.
Closed: December 25 and January 1.
Minimum duration of a visit: 1 h
Schedule and rates are subject to change without notice. Visit their website or contact them for up-to-date information.
1, côte de la Citadelle
Borough of La Cité - Limoilou / Vieux-Québec
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Bus Parking: Free Outdoor on Site, Parking: Free Outdoor on Site, Bike Parking: Free Outdoor on Site