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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  • One can view these fortifications at it’s best when one enters the upper old town by walking. One can get a better perception of history by walking over it’s walls. The views from the top are...  more »
  • Many old cities had walls surrounding them for protection, but almost all of them dismantled their protective walls over time. Not Quebec City. Within the walls the city stands much as it did two...  more »
  • Quebec being the only remaining fortified city in North America, this is an unusual view on the continent, and very good looking. You can walk on the wall all around the old town, which is very...  more »
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  • Very good place to introduce the history of Quebec. The service personnel are very kind and welcome the visitors. It also has guiding tours for visitors.
  • Such a rich history! The tours are great and good value for money. Guides are knowledgeable and very personable. You learn a lot about what is not written in history books and some of the lies told in history books.
  • We walked down Rue Saint-Jean from where we were staying and came to the fortifications and the Porte Saint-Jean, our entry into Old Quebec. You can still walk for about four miles along these walls, but just seeing them at Saint-Jean gives you a sense of the history and majesty of these walls. Stunning stonework. Quebec is one of the only remaining walled cities located in North America.
  • Nice place to wander around - if you have a chance, do the tours! They're operated by Parks Canada and they're a fantastic way to get to know the history of the city (and go to some restricted areas too!)
  • The neighborhood is really nice to walk in: however, it was a bit difficult to find this place on the map.
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