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La Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec City

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Must see · Military Museum · History Museum
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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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  • We were delighted to take the tour of the residence of the Governor General. Our guide, Mary was extremely helpful, informative and knowledgeable. This may be the best value for chock full... 
    We were delighted to take the tour of the residence of the Governor General. Our guide, Mary was extremely helpful, informative and knowledgeable. This may be the best value for chock full...  more »
  • We visited during the off-season so we didn’t get to see the Changing of the Guards. The museum was interesting, informative, and interactive with artifacts from WWI to the Korean War. The tour was....  more
    We visited during the off-season so we didn’t get to see the Changing of the Guards. The museum was interesting, informative, and interactive with artifacts from WWI to the Korean War. The tour was....  more »
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  • My boyfriend and I went in June 2022. We accessed the citadel by walking up onto the edge from the peer next to the Frontenac hotel. We walked up to the entrance and paid to have a guided tour. Our guide, Mr. Champagne, was very fun and friendly. He gave us details about everything at the citadel and was very informative when asking him questions. In their exhibit area, they have old war items that represent different times and battles. The souvenir store is fairly priced and they have beverages and restrooms in case you need it before taking off. It’s a good place to learn about the history of Canada and for those sensitive to the sun, they offer complimentary sunscreen.
  • Really great tour (we took the military tour). Our guide was friendly and informative. Great explanation of the building and grounds. Really informative about the regiment based there. If you go, don’t miss the regiment museum. Very interesting and I learned some good facts.

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