Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

Fortifications guided tour: Frontenac Kiosk, Dufferin Terrace
Artillery Park self-guided or guided tour: 2 D'Auteuil Street
Québec
QC, G1R 4S7

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.

Admire the city from some of the best vantage points and discover the impressive architecture of the walls that make the Historic District of Old Québec City a world renowned site. Make sure to visit the Dauphine Redoubt, one of the oldest military buildings in North America.

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.

Activities

  • Historical Sites

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

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  • Guided Walking Tours and Theme Tours

    Parks Canada invites you to explore the most beautiful viewpoints of Québec City while learning about the history and the conservation of the…

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Fortifications guided tour: Frontenac Kiosk, Dufferin Terrace
Artillery Park self-guided or guided tour: 2 D'Auteuil Street
Québec, QC,
G1R 4S7
Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

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  • Historical Sites

    As the guardian of the fortifications, Parks Canada invites you to discover this jewel of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The walls are a living memory of Québec City's military past, 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, 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.

    Not to be missed: a tour of the Dauphine Redoubt, the oldest military buildings in North America! Meet us at the Artillery Park.

  • Guided Walking Tours and Theme Tours

    Parks Canada invites you to explore the most beautiful viewpoints of Québec City while learning about the history and the conservation of the fortifications, an integral part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Accompanied by a guide, travel through several centuries of history and visit some mysterious places, such as a soldiers’ casemate, accessible exclusively during the guided tour.

    At the Artillery Park, immerse yourself in the lifestyle of French and British soldiers by encountering guides and fun characters.