La Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec City

La Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec City (must see)

The Citadelle of Quebec is a historical place often called the Gibraltar of the Americas on account of its strategic location. Built between 1820 and 1850, it is the oldest military building in Canada and forms part of the fortifications of Quebec City, which is one of only two cities in North America still surrounded by fortifications. It is the highest point in the city and nowadays serves as the official residence of the Governor General. Admission fee includes access to the museum exhibits and, in the summer, to the Changing of the Guard and Beating of the Retreat ceremonies.

Why You Should Visit:
To take beautiful panoramic photos of Quebec with a clear view of Château Frontenac and Saint-Laurent river.
The grounds tour is quite informative and the museum has a diversity of memorabilia from various battles and wars.
The World War II exhibit is impressive given it has something most have never seen – since all similar items were destroyed.

Tip:
Be advised that the location is an active military installation and you can't just wander away during the tour or stay behind for extra picture taking after the tour is over.
If possible, go for the Changing of the Guard – you'll see a beautiful procession including the fort's mascot, a goat. The ceremony is held from June 24th to Labour Day, daily at 10am.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-5pm (May-Oct); 10am-4pm (Nov-Apr)
Guided tours are available in English and in French all year

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La Citadelle de Quebec on Map

Sight Name: La Citadelle de Quebec
Sight Location: Quebec City, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Quebec City, Quebec

Create Your Own Walk in Quebec City

Create Your Own Walk in Quebec City

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Self-guided Tour to Famous Religious Buildings of Quebec City

Self-guided Tour to Famous Religious Buildings of Quebec City

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Quebec City Introduction Walk

Quebec City Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Nightlife Walking Tour

Nightlife Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Old Quebec Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Walking Tour to Museum Houses of Quebec City

Walking Tour to Museum Houses of Quebec City

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles