Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

Kiosque Frontenac, terrasse Dufferin
Québec
QC, G1R 4P5

The massive stone walls encircling the Old City, the only such intact fortifications north of Mexico, recalls the history of the French and British regimes.

You can take a guided tour to better understand the primary role of these defensive structures in the organization and physical development of the city. A Parks Canada guide will take you on a 90-minute tour through three centuries of Québec City history. Learn little-known facts, discover interesting visual details, enter mysterious sites the general public are denied access to and admire the city from the best vantage points. For a fun family activity, head to Artillery Park. Children aged 17 or under can sleuth in the city for clues to uncover the "Legend of the Walls That Speak."

Activities
  • Historical Sites

    As the guardian of the Fortifications of Québec, Parks Canada invites you to discover this jewel of Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The…

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  • Guided Walking Tours and Theme Tours

    Set off in search of Québec City’s hidden gems! Our guides invite you to explore the history of the fortifications, an integral part of the UNESCO…

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Kiosque Frontenac, terrasse Dufferin
Québec, QC,
G1R 4P5
Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site
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  • Historical Sites

    As the guardian of the Fortifications of Québec, Parks Canada invites you to discover this jewel of Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The walls of Quebec are a living memory of the city's military past, the only remaining fortified city north of Mexico.

    Explore the fortifications and discover the history of the French and British regimes that governed Québec City and played a fundamental role in the defence of the colony. Walk along the walls of the fortifications, stand in awe of the work of highly skilled craftsmen, and gain an understanding for how these defensive works shaped the organization and development of the city. Choose between several guided tours by a Parks Canada team member for the complete experience.

  • Guided Walking Tours and Theme Tours

    Set off in search of Québec City’s hidden gems! Our guides invite you to explore the history of the fortifications, an integral part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a Parks Canada guide, travel through several centuries of adventure, while exploring the little-known landscapes of the historic district of Old Quebec. Discover the city through our guided tours. Several options available.