Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, Quebec City

Visit the only still-standing fortified city walls north of Mexico at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, part of Quebec's World Heritage-listed historic district. The 17th-century walls include four surviving gates, where original stonework was reinforced by the British after taking Quebec City in 1759. Explore the impressive fortifications, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, and get to know a part of Canada's colonial history. Make Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site part of your personalized Quebec City itinerary using our Quebec City journey planning site .
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  • walk for Quebec is a real treat for the eyes and for the soul, it's worth every step know everything!!
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  • This stone wall was built by the French to try to stop the advance of the British army. She about all Old Quebec. Currently has sections that are being retired, but still can't walk on most of its more than 4 km long. There are some portals that serve as access to the wall. Access to the wall are always open both during the day as night. Is a visit by the incredible view of the city and history.
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  • You can walk up on top of the fortification to look out over the city. Very steep stairs - not handicap friendly. They are still working on it but it is fabulous.  more »
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  • Such a rich history! The tours are great and good value for money. Guides are knowledgeable and very personable. You learn a lot about what is not written in history books and some of the lies told in history books.
  • Nice place to wander around - if you have a chance, do the tours! They're operated by Parks Canada and they're a fantastic way to get to know the history of the city (and go to some restricted areas too!)
  • We walked down Rue Saint-Jean from where we were staying and came to the fortifications and the Porte Saint-Jean, our entry into Old Quebec. You can still walk for about four miles along these walls, but just seeing them at Saint-Jean gives you a sense of the history and majesty of these walls. Stunning stonework. Quebec is one of the only remaining walled cities located in North America.
  • Worth checking out if you time from other attractions.
  • Incredible must see replica of Old Quebec from 1806. Easy to understand their building stages and parts. Super recommended.
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