Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site

In the heart of Québec City, surrender yourself to the beauty and tranquility of this urban park. Follow the trail of Jacques Cartier, witness his meeting with the St. Lawrence Iroquois. Experience the excitement of family events and activities. Take the bike trail and go have picnic on the grass. 

A view of five panels displaying the works of visual artists as part of an exhibition at the Cartier-Brébeuf national historic site.

The Expo at CARTier-Brébeuf

Visit an outdoor exhibit of local artist  at Cartier-Brébeuf.

A young man sitting on a picnic tablecloth reads a book at Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site.

Parks Canada Perfect Picnic

Encourage a local restaurant by picking up a take-out picnic at Cartier-Brébeuf, an enchanting place located in the heart of Quebec City.

 View of the bicycle path at Cartier-Brébeuf and of two women sitting on red chairs looking towards the camera.

Self-guided tour

Discover the site through four testimonies that link past and present using the Parks Canada mobile application.

Visiting Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, Interpretation center, Xplorers booklet, events, exhibition, learn-to camp, perfect picnic.

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, how to get here, hours of operations. 


Free entrance, program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.

Safety and guidelines

Visitors guidelines. 

About Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site

History and culture

History and indigenous culture.

Stewardship and management

Partners, film and photography permits, mangement statement, report on public consultations.

Learn more about the history of Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site. 

How to get here

Contact us

Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site  

General information :
1 888 773-8888 (toll free)

For emergencies within the historic site:

Hours of operation

Interpretation Center

2023 Season : June 22 to August 20.

Complete Schedule

External Site

Accessible all year round


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