Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site

Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site

Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site
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The only walled city in Canada, Quebec City still is home to a variety of old forts and military structures. Meet with history in the only fortified city of North America! The suggested route, showcasing photos, texts, and videos, offers detailed information concerning the many sites and vestiges that you will encounter in the context of this must-see tour of the history of Quebec. BaladoDiscovery Free App Live this free unique thematic experience in the historical heart of Quebec guided by this free App. Following suggested trail: 1,8 km
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Signy L
    3 contributions
    Fanny was a fantastic tour guide!
    My sister and I had a fantastic time on our tour, led by Fanny. While were a small group, Fanny still gave 100%, and was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We found our two-hour tour of the fortifications very good value for money compared to similar tours, and learned many valuable historical details that really enhanced our experience of Quebec.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 4, 2023
  • Shelley R
    1 contribution
    An excellent site, well presented
    We took the guided tour of the Artillery Park and buildings. Our guide, Nick, was very enthusiastic about the history of the site and very patient in answering all of our questions. The staff does an excellent job of presenting the everyday lives of the former inhabitants of the barracks. The model of Old Quebec is impressive in its own right. We highly recommend a visit to this site to any history buffs.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Archie
    Glenmoore, Pennsylvania5,325 contributions
    Amazing views to walk around the walls of the city
    The fortification runs around the old city. There are multiple entry points. We chose to go up through Terrase Dufferin. The views are incredible. You can walk a distance seeing different angles of the city, the chateau, the citadel and the river. There are towers at different parts of the fortification. Its such an interesting experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 12, 2023
  • WarriorGodess
    Fall River, Massachusetts15 contributions
    A must see!
    Worth every penny for the tour. If you come in December like we did bundle up in an extra layer. The walking tour is about 1.5 hours and mostly outside. Stunning views and great history here.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 2, 2024
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WarriorGodess
Fall River, MA15 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Worth every penny for the tour. If you come in December like we did bundle up in an extra layer. The walking tour is about 1.5 hours and mostly outside. Stunning views and great history here.
Written January 2, 2024
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Quebec is the only walled city in Canada. There are extensive fortifications around the city and it is quite an experience walking around them. There is much evidence of Canada's history and culture all around.
Written October 22, 2023
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA6,624 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Great place to use your imagination to envision the need to defend Quebec City from marine invaders. They were the most likely enemies at the time.
Written September 25, 2023
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,325 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The fortification runs around the old city. There are multiple entry points. We chose to go up through Terrase Dufferin. The views are incredible. You can walk a distance seeing different angles of the city, the chateau, the citadel and the river. There are towers at different parts of the fortification. Its such an interesting experience.
Written August 12, 2023
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SamreenAhsanCanada
Toronto, Canada545 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Walk around the ramparts and stop for great pictures. The old town is the only city in North America that is fortified. It’s not a specific place but the entire city that is surround by fortified walls.
Written August 8, 2023
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Shelley R
1 contribution
Jun 2023
We took the guided tour of the Artillery Park and buildings. Our guide, Nick, was very enthusiastic about the history of the site and very patient in answering all of our questions. The staff does an excellent job of presenting the everyday lives of the former inhabitants of the barracks.

The model of Old Quebec is impressive in its own right.

We highly recommend a visit to this site to any history buffs.
Written July 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Signy L
3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
My sister and I had a fantastic time on our tour, led by Fanny. While were a small group, Fanny still gave 100%, and was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We found our two-hour tour of the fortifications very good value for money compared to similar tours, and learned many valuable historical details that really enhanced our experience of Quebec.
Written June 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,734 contributions
Sep 2022
These walls are all around the Upper Town and are impressive plus evocative of the very old time. Nice to see all the pretty gates through the walls.
Written October 4, 2022
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Jessica S
Canada242 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
I’m surprised this is ranked so low down on the list of things to do in Quebec City! I walked the walls and it was soooo cool. Highly recommend .
Written September 14, 2022
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WWtraveller69
4 contributions
Sep 2022
Tours are offered in English and French and leave on the hour. Since this is an active military base you cannot explore on your own.
The views are fantastic and it is a very interesting tour. The museum focuses on the history of the Canadian military and not the fort. There is only once entrance in and out as it is a fort so there is a lot of walking and change in elevation. You will easily get your 10,000 steps in.
Written September 11, 2022
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FORTIFICATIONS OF QUEBEC NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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