Our national historic sites are unique places and require unique rules to protect them.

Breaking the law in a National Park or National Historic Site can result in consequences including evictions or tickets, or in more serious cases, court appearances and/or large fines. View the Canada National Parks Act and its regulations

If you have any questions please contact the Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site team at 418 648-7016 or at pc.evquebec-quebecve.pc@canada.ca.

Activity Restrictions and special events
There are a number of outdoor activities that require a permit. Check with the Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site team at 418 648-7016 prior to engaging in non-traditional, unusual or commercial activities.
Alcohol
Consuming alcohol is not allowed at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site. Please refer to the municipal bylaw in effect for this purpose.
Pets and service animals
  • Pets must be kept outside and on a leash at all times.
  • Remember to clean up after your pet.
  • Service animals are welcome, in the company of their handlers. Please keep service animals on a leash or harness during your visit to Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site.
Cannabis
Cannabis is legalized and strictly regulated in Canada. It is your responsibility to understand federal, provincial, and municipal regulations for cannabis use.

Given the legislative provisions in Québec City prohibiting the use of cannabis in public places, cannabis use is prohibited at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site. For more information on the regulation of cannabis in Parks Canada sites, please visit: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/regles-rules/cannabis.
Commercial film and photography permits
Commercial filming activities have special considerations. All commercial activity is subject to business licencing and permits. Contact the Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site for details on whether your activity requires a permit
Drones
All Parks Canada places are ‘no drone zones’ for recreational use.

If you do not possess a permit or special permission to fly your drone in a Parks Canada place, please leave your drone at home. Learn more about our drone usage rules
Fireworks
Use of, selling, or purchasing fireworks, or any other type of explosive, is not permitted within a National Historic Site / Park.
Garbage and litter
Never litter. Good times in the national historic sites are safer and more rewarding when you Leave No Trace of your visit. A good rule of thumb is to leave “no trace on the place” and “no trace on others’ space”
Smoking and vaping
Be aware of provincial smoking and vaping regulations regarding distances from buildings, playgrounds, and other facilities.

Cannabis is legalized and strictly regulated in Canada. It is your responsibility to understand federal, provincial, and municipal regulations for cannabis use.