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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. Put La Citadelle de Quebec into our Quebec City tourist route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It's amazing the tourism in Canada. Everything is free and all very well maintained and clean. The view from the Citadelle will be part of your routine if you stay in Old Quebec.
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  • Very well organized and documented. Places are impressive and we learn new things.
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  • We very much enjoyed our visit to The Citadel of Quebec. Located near the Plains of Abraham, the massive facility was built by the British after try Seven Years War as a defence against American invas...  more »
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  • The ticket includes a one-hour tour, which is not too tedious. I was sceptical to see the attraction at first, but if you time it with the change of the guard (11am), it is pretty interesting. You have the chance to see a goat in an old military robe! The view from the North walls is also impressive.
  • the ceremony of the change of the guard inside the citadel is very nice and is the main reason to visit it; i suggest also a short walk in the plain of abraham to see the view of Quebec from this side
  • So much history and pride here! Makes this American boy LOVE Canada! The tour is a must!
  • Not just about the goat. Though the goat's pretty cool. You can walk around the edges at any time. Perfect place for views of the city. That being said, I would recommend paying for the tour as the experience of the citadel is a bit superficial without it. Changing of the guard ends after Labour Day in September though. I will miss that goat.
  • great tour as part of the admission. provides great view of the st lawrence river and quebec city.