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 .
Tours to La Citadelle de Quebec
Quebec City Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $24
Duration: 2 hours
Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $33
Duration: 2 hours
La Citadelle de Quebec Reviews
To be honest, I'm a little bit of a history nut so anything that falls into a historical vein I'm all in. Unfortunately the day we went we had a little rain so it dampened my enthusiasm, but still you... more »
My husband and I visited this place couple of weeks ago. Yana and Patricia were amazing guides. The residence of the Governor General is a must visit. more »
Fantastic museum that comes to life in the mornings. The museum and the shop is fantastic! But the parade at the Citadelle is something worth waking up and coming out to watch it. Come early, and you’ll have good spots. If late, you’ll end up being relegated being to the back. The tour guides are excellent! I highly recommend getting one for your group, or band together as a group and following the guide. Your experience will be not be complete unless you learn the history of the place. Once in a lifetime experience! Totally worth waking up early and lining up at the entrance.
Guided tours only, as the place is an active military base, so a guaranteed informative one-hour activity for families, plus all the time you wish to spend in the museum and a good gift shop. The tour includes some indoor and outdoor time, history and present day facts. All the people there were approachable and nice. The view from the Citadelle is tremendous!
Places to stay near La Citadelle de Quebec
Plan your trip to Quebec City
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
View all >
Kid-friendly things to do in Quebec City
Hidden gems in Quebec City
Side trips from Quebec City
Nearby attractions in Quebec City
Plans to La Citadelle de Quebec by other users
11 days in Quebec BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Canada & Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Canada, Detroit & Chicago BY A USER FROM LATVIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Quebec City BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium