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Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site

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The only walled city in Canada, Quebec City still is home to a variety of old forts and military structures. Meet with history in the only fortified city of North America! The suggested route, showcasing photos, texts, and videos, offers detailed...more
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2 Rue d'Auteuil | Corner St.Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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All reviews walled city old city parks canada porte st entire city we enjoyed walking guided tour great walk take photos north america lots of history walk around plains of abraham upper town chateau frontenac quebec artillery
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Reviewed yesterday

I love the city walls. Walking into the gates make you feel like you are walking into another time or place. It's easy to mentally go back to a European street from here.

Thank buckeyegirl2005
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank KK428
Reviewed 1 week ago

We viewed these walls of this ancient city during the nighttime and the lights and angles were spectacular !!! Just visiting Quebec is a real treat and this part of the city makes for some interesting venues . . . well worth the effort.

Thank Dave46033
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only walled city in Canada, lots of historical significance in old forts and buildings. The stonework is intriguing and Parks Canada does a good job maintaining it.

Thank MommaT361
Reviewed 1 week ago

fencing and construction brought our walk to an end, Would have been great to have walked the wall. Next time!

Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in Old Town Quebec just 100 yards from the Fortifications shown in the TripAdvisor picture of this site. We know of no other walled city in North America. The Canadian Government is spending millions to refurbish the walls and keep...More

Thank sentellr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a thrill to find an old walled city in North America and this is the only existing one north of Mexico. This wall is about 4.5kms. You can reserve ahead of time and take a variety of walking tours to learn more about...More

Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learning about the history of Quebec City was eye opening. Then when walking the area really makes it come to life

Thank BruceM495
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walls that surround the Old City are a big part of the reason why Quebec is such a popular tourist destination. There’s only one other walled city on the continent and it’s in Mexico, so Quebec City is the closest thing to Europe that...More

Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Not a lot of explanation as to why the gates were in place and their history but certainly a well come entrance to the old city of Quebec.

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Kim C
14 July 2018|
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Response from Kevin K | Reviewed this property |
The walls are 3 block walk down Rue St Louis from the Funicular. St Louis gate has a stairway up to the top of the wall, and you can walk the wall over to Rue St Jean gate, and walk the 5 or 6 blocks down Rue St Jean back to... More
Kim C
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Response from Samndjsdad | Reviewed this property |
There is a funicular that runs from the lower town to the upper town that drops you right at the foot of the Chateau Frontenac. From there it’s maybe a 15 minute walk to the fortifications. It’s an easy walk.
Chad H
17 July 2017|
Response from Dave S |
The fortifications national historic site is something different than the Citadel. The Citadel continues to be an active military base which you can also take a guided tour that you pay for. The Fortifications Historic Site... More