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, guardians of the fortifications. 

 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 group of elementary school students waiting in line to watch in a picture viewer.

School programs

Participate in enriching activities with your students and immerse yourself in the heart of the history of Quebec City and North America.

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.

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

Season 2022 is over. Hope to see you in 2023.

Complete schedule


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