Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site

Exhilarating Activities

Are You Worthy of the Governor? Are You Worthy of the Governor?
© Jonathan Houle

Are you Worthy to Serve the Governor?

In Québec City, the viceroy of the colony needs to recruit people to serve him. He will choose a cook, a guard, a secretary, and a lady-in-waiting from the visitors in attendance. Those selected will face many challenges. Will they be worthy to serve the governor?

Public: General

Location: Come to the Frontenac kiosk (Parks Canada boutique); the activity will take place under the Dufferin Terrace.

Fees (Free with regular site admission)

Schedule : June 24 to September 1, 2014, 3 p.m. (English), 3:30 p.m. (French)

Chocolaty Time at the Château Saint-Louis Chocolaty Time at the Château Saint-Louis
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Chocolaty Time at the Château Saint-Louis

Penetrate into the mysteries of chocolate during an interactive, lively tasting. Governor Vaudreuil's cook will welcome you for a tasting of exclusive chocolate prepared according to a recipe dating back to 1759. Want to taste? Who knows? Maybe you'll get to be the cook's helper for the governor's "service de la bouche?"

Audience: Sweet lovers!

Location: Come to the Frontenac kiosk (Parks Canada boutique); the activity will take place under the Dufferin Terrace.

Fees: Entry and service fees plus $ 0.90 per person. Tickets are on sale at the Frontenac Kiosk (Parks Canada boutique)

Schedule : June 24 to September  1, 2014, 2 p.m. (English), 2:30 p.m. (French)

Archaeological Dig

Archaeology at the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux Archaeology at the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux
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An archaeological dig at an authentic site with real artifacts. Grab your trowels and see for yourself what life was like for residents of the Saint-Louis forts and châteaux.

Audience: Families

Location: Come to the Frontenac kiosk (Parks Canada boutique); the activity will take place under the Dufferin Terrace.

Time: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., continuous.

Fees (Free with regular site admission)

Guided Tour

Join our heritage presenters to discover the archaeological crypt!
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Take a guided tour through a one-of-a-kind archaeological site in North America! Your knowledgeable guide will reveal the secrets of the 200-year-old Saint-Louis forts and châteaux as well as their inhabitants. Come and visit us to discover the jobs of the Forts, the cooking in the Châteaux, the mundane living of its residents and the role of the governors with our heritage presenters!

Audience: General public

Location: Come to the Frontenac kiosk (Parks Canada boutique); the activity will take place under the Dufferin Terrace.

Schedule : June 24 to September  1st, 2014, every day, 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (English), 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (French)
Duration: 30 minutes

Fees (Free with regular site admission)

 

Self-Guided Tour

A Unique Site to Discover! A Unique Site to Discover!
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For over 200 years in Québec City under both the French and English regimes, the Saint-Louis forts and châteaux served as the official residence and seat of power for most of the governors. Take the time to appreciate this unique archaeological site at your own pace.

Public: General

Location: Come to the Frontenac kiosk (Parks Canada boutique); the activity will take place under the Dufferin Terrace.

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Fees (Free with regular site admission)


Archaeology Month

Archaeology Month

As part of Archéo-Québec’s archaeology month, Parks Canada will be presenting activities beneath the Dufferin Terrace in August 2014.

Discover the remains in a brand new light! Bring the whole family and take part in a host of archaeological activities in the Saint-Louis châteaux, including presentations of some of the artifacts found in recent digs.

Public: General

Dates: Every day of August 2014

Location: Come to the Frontenac kiosk (Parks Canada boutique); the activity will take place under the Dufferin Terrace.

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fees (Free with regular site admission)