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. Arrange to visit Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site and other attractions in Quebec City using our Quebec City tourist route planner.
Create an itinerary including Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site
map
Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
736 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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.
    View original
  • August 13, 2017
    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 »
Google
  • June 21, 2017
    Cool spot to visit and unique as the only fortified city in North America
  • April 13, 2017
    Beautiful city. Amazing walking tour
  • September 19, 2016
    Historical place. It was a wonderful experience meeting people and seeing place. It's great using horse carriages for a tour.
  • June 19, 2016
    A really nice historical building which changes appereance of the region.
  • August 31, 2016
    The most beautiful city in North America in my opinion.

Plan your trip to Quebec City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Quebec City

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Quebec City by other users

14 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Toronto, Montreal & Quebec City BY A USER FROM CANADA October, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Quebec City BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Quebec City BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Quebec City BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Quebec City BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in Canada & Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Quebec City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Quebec City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans