Set off on an adventure in the only remaining fortified city north of Mexico!

Discover the fortifications of Québec City and over 400 years of Canadian history.

Visit historic places spanning across some of the most beautiful viewpoints of the city and discover the impressive architecture of the walls and buildings that make the Historic District of Old Québec City a world-renowned site.


  • Fortifications of Québec guided tour

    Led by a Parks Canada guide, travel through 400 years of adventure during this 120-minute guided walking tour and discover some of the hidden treasures of the Historic District of Old Québec. Starting point at the Frontenac Kiosk.

  • The legend of the talking walls

    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.

  • Archaeoscopes on Dufferin Terrace

    Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site

    Look through the glass archaeoscopes on Dufferin Terrace for a glimpse of the remains of the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux, a national historic site.

  • Stairs leading to the top of St. John gate.

    The fortifications

    Come wander the 4.6 km path along the fortifications, including the St. Louis, Kent and St. John Gates, as well as Esplanade Park and the outdoor areas of Artillery Park (Google Map)

All activities

Lookout Lookout
Interpretation Tours and programs
Photo Opportunity Photography
Picnic area Picnicking