Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, Quebec City

Visit the only still-standing fortified city walls north of Mexico at Fortifications of Quebec 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 Quebec National Historic Site part of your personalized Quebec City itinerary using our Quebec City journey planning site .
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  • We loved discovering the fortifications of quebec, the doors are very well kept and it is pleasant to walk on the fortifications. the guided visits of the site started from May 19 is our only regret because we would like to do this visit
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  • We walked a lot and also took a hop on-hop off that informed us all about the history of Canada and it´s good also to visit the interior of the fort which is a guided tour.  more »
  • The gates are beautiful. They have taken great care to repair and maintain the steps, walls and other public spaces where people love to gather.  more »
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  • The gateway to Old Quebec. Very cool
  • Incredible must see replica of Old Quebec from 1806. Easy to understand their building stages and parts. Super recommended.
  • Apparently much of the fortifications and walls are recreations but still are very interesting and historically accurate. Amazing to appreciate and consider.
  • Love the beauty of the old buildings. Lots of walking because the roads are narrow.
  • Interesting story but confusing xplorer walk along fortification. Plan for 30 minute+ walk to complete, in costume!
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