Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

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Quebec, QC G1K 7R3- Map It
(418) 648-7016

AAA Editor Notes

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site (Lieu historique national des Fortifications-de-Québec) encircle Upper Town. Covering 4.6 kilometres (3 mi.), the ramparts (les remparts) are vestiges of the city's defense system, which evolved between the 17th and 19th centuries. In addition to heavy fortifications studded with iron cannons, the national historic site includes such components as gates, guard posts and barracks. Guided 90-minute tours detailing the fortifications' history depart from the Frontenac kiosk on the Dufferin Terrace from June 1 to mid-October. The park's interpretation center is an addition to the Esplanade Powder Magazine (Poudrière de l'Esplanade), built in 1815 near the St-Louis Gate at 100 rue St-Louis. Exhibits describe the evolution of the site over 3 centuries and include a relief map of Québec City in 1808. Guided tours are available.
(includes all Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site facilities) $3.90; $3.40 (ages 65+); $1.90 (ages 6-16); $9.80 (family, two adults and five children). Guided tour $9.80; $7.30 (ages 65+); $4.90 (ages 6-16); $19.60 (family, two adults and five children).
Hours: Daily 10-6, mid-June to late Aug.; 10-5, mid-May to mid-June and late Aug. to mid-Oct.; by appointment early Apr. to mid-May.