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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  • My husband toured the Citadelle and thoroughly enjoyed learning the history and background of the military facility. The tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful.  more »
  • Just amazing to stroll through medieval type of settlement with castle walls from all sides , accompanied by well off restaurants and european croisssants , like in France.. not like in Ontario...  more »
  • It was very important for me to bring my husband to see La Citadelle. My husband is a retired Police Chief and thought that he would have a completely different appreciation for this. He absolutely...  more »
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  • Great museum and 1 hour tour. You have to take a tour, vs walking around on your own because it's still an active military site. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Wish there was more discussion on the area surrounding the fort before it came to be. Also wish there were a few more buildings we were allowed to go in, but likely cant as they are still in use. Interactive museum was well done.
  • Definitely a must see in Quebec City! This fort has a very nice view, it's worth the tour fee. Our tour guide was lovely, and it was a nice 1 hour tour of some of the sites and buildings in the citadel. They have a nice small museum, with lots of information and history throughout. It's such a nice walk to this location, and the walk throughout as well. Definitely listen to and understand the history of the citadel and the 22e Regiment, there is some interesting and important things to learn here.
  • An impressive combination of historical building / structure (quite unusual in itself having a walled city in North America), active military facility, vice regal residence and museum. Primarily located at the end of the Plains of Abraham and atop Cape Diamond, it is hard to visit Quebec City and not see evidence of the citadel. Within the citadel, there is not too much to see of the current military activity, with access only via guided tour and most buildings not accessible even then, but a guided tour will provide a great introductory history. The extensive museum of the resident regiment's military contribution is also worth a visit
  • The tour is great. If you can get the tour at 11:30am I believe this will allow you to see the firing of the ceremonial canon at 12:00pm. This was practically worth the price of admission alone. Our tour guide was also great.
  • This is a gorgeous spot on the St. Lawrence seaway! I love the long and wide boardwalk, and the castle-like hotel! One tip: there's a big difference in the noise and business of this place before and after arrival of a cruise ship.
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