Parks Canada, Guardian of the Fortifications of Québec


Different view of the fortifications of Québec

Forever on the lookout expecting nothing in return

different point of view, Château Frontenac, St. Lawrence Rivert, St.Louis Gate. Soldiers walking through the fortifications.

For centuries, these walls have protected us at times of conflicts

A soldier yelled and another one fires a musket.

We can see an employee from Parks Canada who works as a mason .Different views of the construction site around the fortifications of Québec.

Now it is our turn to protect them Our walls, and for the sake of our city Our homes it is our responsibility to maintain and to restore them Together just like our forefathers We owe it to the generations to come So we are doing just that stone by selfless stone Parks Canada, gardian of the Fortifications of Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Parks Canada's credits.

Infrastructure program

Repairs on Fortification walls


  • Esplanade powder magazine sector: fall 2019 to spring 2021
  • Western Ravelin: spring 2019 to winter 2020-2021 COMPLETED
  • St. John Bastion: summer 2018 to winter 2020-2021 COMPLETED
  • Montmorency Park sector: spring 2018 to summer 2020 COMPLETED
  • Caponier 26: spring 2016 to summer 2017 - COMPLETED
  • St.John Gate flank: spring 2017 to fall 2017 - COMPLETED
  • St. Louis Bastion: spring 2017 to summer 2019 - COMPLETED
  • Ursulines Bastion: spring 2018 to summer 2019 - COMPLETED
  • The work will involve, as required, the repointing, replacement or restoration of components such as face stones, backing, wood wall caps, drainage system and membranes, and granular filtering materials.

    Restoration of Historic structures and buildings

    Artillery Park area

    • Dauphine Redoubt: spring 2017 to fall 2019 COMPLETED

    This work aims to restore the outer walls of the building, including the removal of the exterior plaster to repair the masonry beneath it, so that a new plaster can be installed. The work will also include the restoration of windows, flashings, gutters, fireplaces and interior plaster. This building will be closed to visitors during all the restoration works. 

    Dufferin Terrace area

    • Dufferin Terrace balustrade: fall 2019 to summer 2020 COMPLETED

    This work aims to restore the balustrade between Lorne Kiosk and Plessis Kiosk.

    • Toboggan slide structure: spring 2017 to fall 2017 COMPLETED

    This work aims to reinforce and replace the structural elements of the slide.

    For more information

    Do not hesitate to contact us by email with any question you may have.

The period of work indicated  is provided for information purposes only and is based on information we have available. Changes may occur depending on different circumstances.  

With the federal infrastructure program, major work is underway at the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site. Come back regularly for more information on these restorations and their impact on our site. At Parks Canada, our mission is to protect and restore national historic sites for future generations. This work will help preserving the Fortifications of Québec, cornerstone of Old Québec’s designation as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.