Discover the activities in Quebec City

Visit to the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux

A whole new experience awaits you at the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux. Descend below Dufferin Terrace and retrace over 200 years of history in the very place where decisions that shaped North America were made. With Parks Canada guides or an audio tour, learn about the significance of the diplomatic relations that took place here, particularly with the Huron-Wendat Nation. A most rewarding visit awaits you.

You can rent an audio tour on site or use your cell phone by downloading the Parks Canada guided tours application. The audio tour is available in French and English.

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  • Starting point : Lorne or Frontenac kiosk on the Dufferin terrace
  • Period: From July 1st to October 11
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Visit the ruins on your own
  • Fees
Guided tour of the fortifications of Québec

Walk through 400 years of history with a Parks Canada guide. Explore the rich military history of the Historic District of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be treated to the most beautiful views of the city and gain access to little-known places.

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  • Starting point : Frontenac kiosk on the Dufferin terrace
  • Fees
  • Period : From May 22 to October 11
  • Duration : 120 minutes
Visit to the Artillery Park

Explore military and social history by discovering Artillery Park, which was home to French and British soldiers between 1749 and 1871. Delve into the unique history of the Dauphine Redoubt and the officers' quarters. 

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Picnic at Cartier-Brébeuf 

In the heart of Quebec City, surrender yourself to the beauty and tranquility of the surrounding landscape. Take the opportunity to have a picnic, follow the trail of Jacques Cartier and discover the work of Father Jean de Brébeuf.

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Discover the activities at Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

Visit of Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial

Following a cruise on the St. Lawrence River, discover the history of Grosse Île and the Irish tragedy of 1847 by visiting the Irish cemetery and the Celtic cross.

By trolley or on foot, explore the village of Saint-Luc-de-Grosse-Île. You can admire the Catholic chapel, the horse-drawn ambulance and the Lazaretto dating from 1847.

A visit to Grosse Île would not be complete without a medical inspection and a visit to the disinfection building. Here you will find the showers and the ovens that were used to disinfect the immigrants’ clothing.

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A new multi-sensory exhibition is being offered in the First-Class Hotel. View two immigrant rooms and learn more about their stay in quarantine.

The immigrant summer kitchen has been restored to give you the unique experience of the village of Saint-Luc-de-Grosse-Île. 

You do not want to miss this!

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Explore the natural landscape of Grosse Île

Take the time to explore Grosse Île on foot at your own pace. The main route will take you from east to west and will allow you to admire the site’s natural beauty. Take a detour on the two trails to get a closer look at the island’s flora: the Mirador Trail, a 2.7-km loop, and the 800-metre Lovers’ Trail. Watch the birds and the river while having a picnic along the way.

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Discover the activities at Lévis Forts National Historic Site

Visit to the Lévis Forts National Historic Site

Explore this last British fortification built on Canadian soil in the 19th century to protect Quebec City from an American invasion. You will pass through vaulted tunnels and underground firing ranges and visit other equally mysterious locations. Self-guided tour with accompaniment in some places.

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