Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

The Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site recalls the rich military and social past of the Historic District of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage jewel. Explore this unique place with Parks Canada, guardian of the fortifications. 

View of the upper part of the Saint-Jean gate at sunset.

Fortifications of Québec discovery passport

Several guided tours, one price! You can enjoy four tours with one coupon.

 Two visitors following the guided tour of the fortifications of Québec with a Parks Canada guide.

Fortifications of Québec guided tour

Explore the fortifications on foot with a Parks Canada guide and discover Old Quebec in a different way.

A guide dressed as a French soldier poses in front of the Dauphine redoubt.

Artillery Park

Encounter guides and costumed characters and travel through three centuries of social and military history while visiting three historic buildings. 


Visiting Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, guided tours, costumed animations, family activities, historical building, school programs and much more.

Plan your visit

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


Daily visitor fees, program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.


Gift shop.

Safety and guidelines

Safety and guidelines.

About Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

Culture and history

History, architecture.

Stewardship and management

Film and photography permits, management statement, public consultations and management plans.

How to get here

Contact us

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

General information :

1-888-773-8888 (toll free)

For emergencies within the historic site:

Hours of operation

2024 Season : May 18 to October 14

See Complete schedule


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