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La Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec City

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Must see · Military Museum · History Museum
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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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  • We visited during the off-season so we didn’t get to see the Changing of the Guards. The museum was interesting, informative, and interactive with artifacts from WWI to the Korean War. The tour was....  more
    We visited during the off-season so we didn’t get to see the Changing of the Guards. The museum was interesting, informative, and interactive with artifacts from WWI to the Korean War. The tour was....  more »
  • This tour was amazing and worth the money. Dominic, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and humorous, which made for a great tour. Enjoyed seeing into the two buildings that are accessible due to being....  more
    This tour was amazing and worth the money. Dominic, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and humorous, which made for a great tour. Enjoyed seeing into the two buildings that are accessible due to being....  more »
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  • The site has stark reminders about the high cost of war. It is in a beautiful location above the St. Lawrence river. Expect to spend an hour inside (fee required). You can walk the perimeter free and is is worthwhile. There is an elevated boardwalk that begins at the Chateaux Frontenac and ends at Le Citadelle. This direction required climbing 350 stairs but has fabulous views of the river.
  • This was a great experience. Our tour guide was fantastic and happy to answer any questions we had. You must come here if you come to the fort! Or anywhere near it for that matter.

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