Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site, Quebec City

Visit the only still-standing fortified city walls north of Mexico at Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site, part of Quebec's World Heritage-listed historic district. The 17th-century walls include four surviving gates, where original stonework was reinforced by the British after taking Quebec City in 1759. Explore the impressive fortifications, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, and get to know a part of Canada's colonial history. Make Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site part of your personalized Quebec City itinerary using our Quebec City journey planning site .
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  • We downloaded the Bilado walking tour app and took an hour walk from the square in front of the Frontenac Hotel along Rue St. Louis to the Citadel. The app was very informative. I enjoyed seeing the c...  more »
  • I was told by my tour guide Sam (A free tour of Quebec) that one should never leave Quèbec without doing two things - 1) trying poutine & 2) walking the fortifications of Quèbec! And I'm so glad I lis...  more »
  • Excellent trip through history. Amazing what was done by our forefathers. Not sure how it would have held up in an actual "all-out-attack". What an amazing attraction and excellent source of teaching ...  more »
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  • Cool spot to visit and unique as the only fortified city in North America
  • Beautiful city. Amazing walking tour
  • Historical place. It was a wonderful experience meeting people and seeing place. It's great using horse carriages for a tour.
  • A really nice historical building which changes appereance of the region.
  • The most beautiful city in North America in my opinion.

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Most accommodations cluster on the west side of the St. Lawrence River, with the city's split-level old town offering the widest range of options and best access to top attractions. Stay in the upper town to be close to the castle and enjoy views over the river. What the lower town lacks in panoramas, it makes up for in historic charm and access to riverside cafes and restaurants. If you want a less-touristy experience, consider the up-and-coming neighborhood of St. Roch, whose cafes, bars, restaurants, and artistic spaces make it an alternative traveler's paradise.
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