La Citadelle de Québec

1 Côte de la Citadelle
Ville de Québec, QC - G1R 3R2

Type: History Museums
(418) 694-2815
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La Citadelle de Québec, located in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, is a historic military fortress and National Historic Site that stands as a symbol of the city's rich heritage and strategic importance. Built between 1820 and 1850, the Citadelle is one of the largest and best-preserved fortifications in North America.

The Citadelle is home to the Royal 22nd Regiment, also known as the Van Doos, making it the oldest active military installation in Canada. Visitors can explore the fortress and its grounds through guided tours, which provide insights into its history, architecture, and military significance.

One of the highlights of a visit to La Citadelle de Québec is the Changing of the Guard ceremony, which takes place daily from late June to early September. This traditional military ceremony features soldiers of the Royal 22nd Regiment parading in full-dress uniform, accompanied by music and drills.

In addition to its military functions, La Citadelle de Québec offers panoramic views of Quebec City and the St. Lawrence River from its ramparts, as well as access to the Governor General's official residence, which is located within the fortress.

Throughout the year, the Citadelle hosts various events, exhibitions, and educational programs that celebrate its history and cultural significance. From military reenactments to art installations, there's always something to discover at this iconic landmark.

Whether you're interested in military history, and architecture, or simply enjoying breathtaking views of Quebec City, a visit to La Citadelle de Québec offers a unique and immersive experience that captures the spirit of this historic city.

Besides this history museum, there are eighteen more history museums listed in Ville de Québec. There's also forty-one attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of La Citadelle de Québec on the map above. If you need any other information on La Citadelle de Québec that is not listed here, please call (418) 694-2815 or visit their website.

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Opening Hours May To October: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
November To April: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fees Adult: $16
Senior (65+): $14
Student (18+): $14
11 to 17: $6
10 and under: free
Family: $36 (max. 2 adults and 3 children under 18)
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