Let's conquer Québec City
Fortifications of Québec, Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux, Lévis Forts and Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Sites
Distance: 645 km round trip from Montréal
Immerse yourself in Québec history on this 3-day getaway. Explore the historic district of Old Québec, storm the last British fortification built on Canadian soil and follow the footsteps of the tens of thousands of immigrants who passed through the Grosse-Île quarantine station.
Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site, Québec
Distance: 270 km from Montréal
Embark on a search for Québec City’s hidden treasures! Our guides invite you on a historic journey through the fortifications, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Slip on a cape and solve the mystery of the Legend of the talking walls, or take part in a musket-firing demonstration.
Location: Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site, Québec
Did you know that Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site lies hidden beneath the must-see Dufferin Terrace? Discover the remains of the governors’ residence during the colonial period. With shovels and trowels in hand, unearth artifacts from a bygone era.
Lévis Forts National Historic Site, Lévis
Distance: 39 km from Québec
In the afternoon, take a trip to Lévis and storm the last British fort built on Canadian soil, Lévis Forts National Historic Site. Dress up as a soldier and visit the underground firing gallery and gunpowder room.
Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site, Berthier-sur-Mer
Distance: 43 km from Lévis
Hop aboard the ferry to the fascinating Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site, located in the heart of the St. Lawrence River! Walk in the footsteps of the tens of thousands of immigrants who passed through the island’s quarantine station.
Once on the island, you’ll be directed to a mandatory medical examination, just like immigrants from the 1800s. Make sure you meet up with Nurse Sarah Wade.
Distance: Return to Montréal, 295 km