The Citadel

1 Côte de la Citadelle
Quebec, QC G1R 3R2- Map It
Phone: (418) 694-2815
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The Citadel (La Citadelle) is on the Cap Diamant promontory; the entrance is off rue St-Louis at Porte St-Louis at 1 Côte de la Citadelle. Constructed 1820-52 on the site of 17th-century French defenses, the fortification is one of the two official residences of the governor general of Canada. It remains the largest fortification in North America garrisoned by regular troops. A museum offers modern interactive displays portraying the history of the Citadel and the Royal 22nd Regiment. Lantern-lit night tours, offered during summer and fall, are more theatrical, featuring characters and stories from the past. Tour narration in English is available. Guided tours are available.
Daytime tours $13.92; $12.18 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $5.22 (ages 11-17); free (Canadian veterans and military with ID, including two family members); $31.31 (family). Night tours $19.13; $17.40 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $15.66 (ages 11-17); free (Canadian veterans and military with ID, including two family members); $56.53 (family).
Hours: Hour-long tours are given daily 9-5, May-Oct.; 10-4, rest of year. Ceremonial changing of the guard occurs daily at 10 a.m., June 24-Labour Day (weather permitting). Night tours depart Fri.-Sun. at 8:30 p.m., late June-late Aug. (except during Festival d’été); at 7:30 p.m., late Sept.-Nov. 1. Closed Jan. 1 and Christmas.