La Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec City

4.5
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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  • A visit to the citadel is a must in Quebec City especially to know its history. And "Coco" who accompanied us was just great for the visit.
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  • The tour was very nice. It was cold and snowy the day we did the tour. Our tour guide was informative and kept us moving due to the weather. Interesting that it was an active military establishment st...  more »
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  • 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!
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