Lévis Forts National Historic Site is perched atop the heights of Point Lévy. This site is made up of three forts constructed between 1865 and 1872 that form a chain of military installations built to protect Québec City area from an eventual attack by the United States. While the Lévis Forts constitute an historic site in themselves, they are also a component of  Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site. As such, they form part of the network of national historic sites across Canada and help us grasp the vast scope of the military history and defence of the country. 

Lévis Forts was designated as a national historic site in 1920.  The reasons for the designation of the forts are based on the fact that they are an integral part of the defence system of Québec and that they are of strategic importance.