Explore the Château Saint-Louis... under the snow!

Come and discover the treasures hidden beneath Dufferin Terrace in Old Québec as the Château Saint Louis opens its doors for a special winter themed experience during the Québec Winter Carnival.

Constructed in 1620, join our Parks Canada experts for a visit to the official residence and seat of power of governors from 1620 to 1834, and the first fort to occupy the top of the cliff in Quebec City

February 8, 9, 15 and 16
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

***Do you have an Carnival de Québec Effigy? Buy one, get one free deal on our guided tour during the Quebec Winter Carnival upon presentation of your effigy.***

Featured Activity: Family Scavenger Hunt *

February 9th only!
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Step back in time and become archaeologists discovering hidden gems in an exciting scavenger hunt or dress up as a Château Saint Louis resident or distinguished guest.

Don't forget to come and meet our mascot Parka on site!

*Carnaval de Québec partner event

Visiting with young children? Explore with Club Parka!

The Club Parka booklet invites kids to explore, learn and have fun! Once activities are completed, they'll receive a reward! The booklets are available on site.

Learn more about Parka and download other activities!

Free admission for youth 17 and under (guided tour +$3.90).


February 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2020. 
From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit the site at your own pace or take part in our special winter themed guided tours.

French guided tour: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
English guided tour: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Length: 45 minutes

Reservation is required for groups only.



Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission for youth at our parks and sites, however regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as guided tours.

Privileges for Carnaval de Québec effigy carriers: Buy one, get one free on our guided tour

 Fees Admission fees

 Guided tour
(admission fees included)

 Adult (18-64 years old)  $3.90  $7.80
 Senior (65 years of age or older)  $3.40  $7.30
 Youth (17 and under) Free  $3.90



Reception area: Frontenac Kiosk, located on the Dufferin Terrace
Schedule: February 8 to 16, 2020 - Saturdays and Sundays only, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Privileges for Québec Winter Carnival Effigy carriers: Buy one, get one free on our guided tour during the Carnival



Telephone: 418 648-7016
Email: pc.reservationslhnfq-fqnhsreservations.pc@canada.ca

Special notes:

  • Reservation is required for groups
  • This site has limited accessibility
  • Maximum 30 persons per guide


Travel trade
  • Reservation required
  • Available in french and english
  • 30 persons per guide, it is possible to have more than one guide per group
  • Suitable for independant travelers
  • Gift shop