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Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site


A visit to the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site offers a wide variety of leisurely historic opportunities. Whether exploring as a family, taking part in a game of solving puzzles and facing challenges by unearthing the past, or enjoying a simple guided tour, it's an intriguing place to time travel. Will you be the lucky one selected to fire an historic musket?

Featured Activities

Firing Demonstration
A Firing Demonstration Using Muskets of the Past 
Go back in time for 15 minutes and become one of His Majesty the King's worthy subjects while enemy forces threaten Quebec City!
The Fort's Mission: Save the Colony 
Québec is under attack! Search for clues that can be found on the walls of the Fortifications of Québec in order to solve puzzles and meet challenges. Your discoveries will help save the city!
The Legend of the Talking Walls: An Incredible Adventure for the Whole Family 
The fortifications are full of secrets. An enchanted bracelet and a magic sword have allegedly been concealed there... can you find them? Can you solve the mystery of the walls? Find out with two fun-filled, sensory tours.

Guided Walking Tour of the Fortifications

Led by a Parks Canada guide, travel through 400 years of adventure and discover some of the hidden treasures of the historic borough of Old Québec.

Did you know that while Paris was demolishing its fortifications, Lord Dufferin was busy fighting to protect those of Quebec City? Relive this fascinating tale as you walk the ramparts that attest to his success. Admire the river as you cross the Dufferin Terrace, walk through the Saint-Louis Gate, and discover the secret of the winding posterns. It's hard not to be surprised by the imposing grandeur of the thick walls and wide ditches here today.

Fees and schedule.

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