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Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site, Quebec City

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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. Arrange to visit Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site and other attractions in Quebec City using our Quebec City tourist route planner.
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  • Its is easy to access many of the gates which where part of the original fortifications, but for a more in depth history and explanation I would visit the Parks Canada Office and museum, which include...  more »
  • A little disappointed because the neighborhood was undergoing and the Sun was not at the meeting where the impression of coldness of the constructions you walk through pretty quickly.
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  • We thought about doing this on our own, but decided to go ahead and go on the guided Parks Canada tour. It turned out to be worth it--we got a lot of history as well as seeing a few things that you do...  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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