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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  • The changing of the guard takes place at 10:00 am. It isn’t too crowded, so you’ll have a good view wherever you stand.  more »
  • We did a walking tour of the Citadelle and despite the windy, rainy, cold conditions, greatly enjoyed ourselves. Rich history, witty/funny tour guide, interesting buildings and views. Definitely worth...  more »
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  • Do not leave Quebec City without visiting the Citadel and taking a guided tour. Put this on your list of top 3 things to do here. Historically and currently significant and visually beautiful. Recommend going at 9 AM when it opens to take the first guided tour of the day and beat the crowd. Tour is 1 hour long. Ends just in time for the elaborate daily changing of the guard ceremony at 10 AM. Then go to their excellent museum and spend time there. Learn and reflect.
  • Took the tour at the citadel and was super interesting to have the history explained by our guide. It was fun for the kids as they got to see and hear the history. We had a great view as well of the Chateau Frontenac as well from one of the spots on the tour. The group wasn’t too big as well so it was perfect to be close enough to hear all the explanations. Parking at the place was free as well. The museum inside was great as well as we got to see a lot of artefacts. Definitely a great spot to go with kids.
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