Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site

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Walking along the walls of this ancient city is a great idea, but don’t forget to wear appropriate footwear. It can be pretty slippery on the walls, especially in the winter months!

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1 Côte de la Citadelle
G1R 3R2 Quebec City, Canada


Old Quebec


tel: +1 418 641 6654(Tourist Information)
fax: +1 418 641 6578(Tourist Information)


Interpretation Centre: Oct 11-May 9: by reservation; May 10-Oct 10: Daily 10a-5p; Guided tours: Jun 1-Jun 24, Aug 30-Oct 10: 1p (English), 3p (French); Jun 25-Aug 29: 10a & 1:30p (English & French), 3p (English)


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There's something fascinating about walking the length of this wall surrounding the city. Perhaps it's the wonderful view that it offers of passersby on top of St. John's Gate or the panoramic views of Lower Town, but the sense of history as the only remaining fortified city in North America certainly doesn't hurt either. Whether you take a guided tour or walk it alone, the Fortifications of Quebec is a must see!



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