La Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec City

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Visit the oldest military building in Canada, La Citadelle de Quebec, and absorb 300 years of rich history. Take a tour of the citadel to learn about its role in the colonial past. You'll discover the reasons for the structure’s intriguing "star" shape, and delve into a museum filled with uniforms, weapons, and other artifacts. Be sure to keep your eye on the citadel's schedule during the summer months, as the site holds many interesting events, including the opportunity to visit at night. If you enter after dark, you'll come across notable figures from the citadel's past and hear them recount the tales of their times. To visit La Citadelle de Quebec and get the most from your holiday in Quebec City, create itinerary details personal to you using our Quebec City trip planner .
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  • Terasse Dufferin can not be missed as it is one of the highlights of Quebec. Just stroll up and down the Terasse and enjoy the view of the St.Lawrence River. Now in the winter grab a toboggan (sleigh)...  more »
  • My husband loves history so I suggested that we visit the Citadelle, which was only a kilometer from our hotel. Being the oldest military building in Canada and a National Heritage site, we felt that ...  more »
  • I have never been anywhere and witnessed this extensive of a Changing of the Guards Ceremony. I have to admit it was as impressive as I had hoped. There is a narrator, but unfortunately the sound syst...  more »
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  • A key landmark to see if ever in Quebec City. Just ensure you take the walking tour (included in the museum admission price) otherwise you'll not get to see most of the fort. Dress appropriately for being outside for the tour and make sure you go with the one the speaks your language (English or French).
  • It's nice to know the history behind the construction of the citadel but I am not sure if it really pays the price of visiting ($16 museum entrance with a 1 hour guided tour) because it was really never used to protect it from anybody. The views from there are really good but you could have the same view if you go to the park on the side.
  • The museum is very interesting but you MUST take the walking tour (included in the price) or you will miss out on a ton of information and many of the buildings. Our tour guide, Antoine, was fantastic, informative and funny. (Be sure to tip your tour guide whoever it is. They do a great service.) The history of the facility is fascinating. Not only is the tour itself great but the view of the city is AMAZING from up there! Well worth the price of admission as well as the walk up.
  • I'd give this trip a higher rating if it were open. In all fairness it was very snowy that day and crews were working to clear the abundant snow. I'd recommend going during the summer.
  • Great tour guide, a lot of history and good information. It is mostly all outdoors, so in the winter you better bundle up!

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