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 Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site Information Centre.

Activity restrictions and special events
There are a number of outdoor activities that require a permit. Check with Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site prior to engaging in non-traditional, unusual or commercial activities. Please note that this applies to the Dufferin Terrace located above the archaeological crypt.
Pets and service animals
  • Pets must be kept outside and on a leash at all times (Dufferin Terrace).
  • 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 Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux 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 Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux 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.
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”
Drones (Dufferin Terrace)
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 (Dufferin Terrace)
Use of, selling, or purchasing fireworks, or any other type of explosive, is not permitted within a National Historic Site / Park.
Commercial film and photography permits
Commercial filming activities have special considerations. All commercial activity is subject to business licencing and permits. Contact the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site for details on whether your activity requires a permit. https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/qc/saintlouisforts/info/film
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.