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Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

Tours and experiences

Guided Walking Tour of the Fortifications

Led by a outreach presenter, travel through 400 years of adventure Led by an outreach presenter, travel through 400 years of adventure
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Public: General
Location: The activity takes place on the fortifications of Québec.
Start point: At the Frontenac Kiosk on the Dufferin Terrace
Length: 90 minutes
Fees and Schedule

Led by an outreach presenter, 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.


Self-Guided Tour of the Fortifications of Québec

The Fortifications of Québec, a 4,6 km journey to wander through The Fortifications of Québec, a 4,6 km journey to wander through
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Public: General
Free

Explore the 4.6 kilometers of fortifications and walk through the gates of these walls that protect the heart of the Old City. Take a break near the defensive structures and soak up the historic charm of Old Québec in one of the parks dating back more than a hundred years. Along the way are the Governors' Promenade, Montmorency Park, rue des Remparts, the New Barracks, unique fortifications, and much more.

Pick up a tour map at one of our reception centers.



Learn how to work a cannon like the artillery soldiers of old!
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Guided Tour of the Artillery Park

Public: General
Location: Come to the reception center at 2, D'Auteuil Street
Fees : Free with regular site admission
Schedule

Go back 250 years in military and social history and discover the different uses of Artillery Park over time. First seen as a strategic location for defending Québec City, it was then one of the city's most important military residential areas. You will be charmed by the unique décor of this place seeped in history.


Artillery Park self-guided exploration

In high season, guides in period costumes portray the residents of the Artillery Park In high season, guides in period costumes portray the residents of the Artillery Park
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Public: General
Location: Come to the reception center at 2, D'Auteuil Street
Fees : Free with regular site admission
Schedule

Visit at your own pace the Arsenal Foundry and the Dauphine redoubt and travel back through 250 years of military and social history.

Soak up the unique architecture and décor of these buildings that have marked the country's history. In high season, guides in period costumes portray the residents of this storied locale.