Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury

Military and Decorum

The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury is a heritage gem nestled between Québec City’s fortifications, the Plains of Abraham, and the bustling Grande Allée. It is an ideal venue for heritage, tourism, military, business, and leisure events. The neo-Gothic structure was built between 1885 and 1888 as a drill hall for the Voltigeurs de Québec. Destroyed by fire in 2008, the Armoury has been rebuilt with modern facilities suitable for events of 400 to 1,300 guests, including the Salle d’Armes, the Foyer, and the Commemorative Hall. The Armoury blends stunning architecture, great acoustics, state-of-the-art spaces, and gourmet catering and banquet services provided by George V of the Hotel Château Laurier Québec and Traiteur Le Château Frontenac.

Le Parlementaire Restaurant

Military and Decorum | Credit:  Daniel Lessard
Credit: Daniel Lessard

Located in the Parliament Building, a Second Empire-style building from the 19th century, the Le Parlementaire restaurant is across the street from the Québec City Convention Centre. The magnificent Beaux Arts-style dining room was originally reserved for official meals and hosting foreign diplomats and celebrities. Le Parliamentaire can accommodate up to 275 guests for off-site receptions. It’s the perfect place to get an idea of of Québec City’s past and present political landscape and the history of the province and its government.

Îlot des Palais

Îlot des Palais is a fascinating historical and archaeological site in Québec City where the administrators of New France once presided over the colony’s judicial affairs and trade. In the 17th century, it was the residence of Jean Talon, the colony’s first Intendant, and later François Bigot who, after stirring up public anger, was imprisoned in the Bastille in 1761 and permanently banished from France. Three palaces were built on the site over the years. Today, private events and receptions are held in the large vaults built for the second and third palaces. Visitors can explore the ruins of the site originally built for the intendants who ran the colony, view the exhibit, and participate in various activities.