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Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site

2 Rue d'Auteuil | Corner St.Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
+1 888-773-8888
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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
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“walled city” (34 reviews)
“old city” (55 reviews)
“parks canada” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2 Rue d'Auteuil | Corner St.Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 888-773-8888
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I absolutely loved this tour, my tour guide Marie was the best - so knowledgeable and since I had already heard so much about the city it was more of a conversation and she was able to tell me so many more specific details you...More

Thank sandraconn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The walls surrounding Old Town are an attraction by themselves. There is a paid tour, but you can go up for free and walk around. It is beautiful and filled with history.

Thank ana carolina f
Reviewed 6 days ago

The entire city is surrounded by a wall. There are a number of gates. It was so great to be surrounded by all of the history. Stay inside the walls when you visit.

Thank wasntme58
Reviewed 6 days ago

If one enters the Old City through this passageway, one can immediately sense the history and passage of time. Unique and well-kept, this castle-like wall is a sight to see.

Thank DTPegasus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking around on top of the ruins and taking some picture of the views. It's actually quite busy up there at night. Some of the local teens were hanging out so it was not as quiet as I thought it would be.

Thank susiecrew423
Reviewed 1 week ago

was so taken back in time even took a horse ride in a buggie saw a cannon ball stuck in a tree so worth the 90$ cheap for a tour of old and new Quebec

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of the gates still exist, and all are neat to see! Easy access around and on top to enjoy the views. We were not able to take the tour, but still it was nice to just walk around and look.

Thank TR667
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much history that can learn plus get some really good exercise. Also noticed this was good for tiring out the kids.

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfully easy and comfortable place for walking. We've been to Paris, Berlin, Lindon and Rome as well many other cities in Europe. I believe we enjoyed Quebec more all the others because it is so small, so pleasant, so easy to walk and the people...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Near the main square outside Chateau Frontenac is the Parks Canada kiosk. The Park Service hires college students to conduct several tours and the fortifications is one of them. The 90-minute tour includes sites that are off limits to tourists who don't take the tour....More

3  Thank bamboola
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Janina P
31 March 2017|
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Response from Therese W | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is more than one. I took lift up and walked down. Great view from the top.
Jerry C
3 July 2016|
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Response from GinDub | Reviewed this property |
It is mostly expensive to park in the city i dont know if you hotel allow you to park but the best is to take a bus And in Quebec city it is very easy to walk around the city and even to go from UpQuebec to Low Quebec you... More