La Citadelle

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  • Address: 1 Cote de la Citadelle, Quebec, QC G1R 3R2, Canada
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 418-6942815
  • Ticket Price: 10 CAD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Battlefield, Tour, Walking Area, Historical Site, Performance, Fort, Military Area , Heritage Building

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North America’s largest fort, the Citadelle was built under the leadership of the duke of Wellington in anticipation of an attack from the Americans after the war of 1812; by the time the construction was completed the attacks had stopped for quite some time. Since then, the fort has been served as a base for military and is still occupied by troops, even today.

The exterior of the fort, reminiscent of a star shaped fortress was declared a national historic site and is home to Quebec’s Royall 22e Regiment. You can only visit through a guided tour, which provides access to the citadel, its 25 buildings, a museum that is housed within the former powder house and the prisons.

From the last week of June until the first Monday of September, there is an elaborate Changing of the Guard Ceremony that goes on for 45 minutes.

La Citadelle Ticket Prices

  • Students and Senior citizens- CAD $9 and children (7-17 years)- USD 5.50.
  • Children under 7 years of age are entitled to free entry.

La Citadelle Opening and Closing Hours

  • Bilingual tours available from November to March 1:30 pm onwards.

How To reach La Citadelle by Public Transport

  • Boul. Champlain / au 101 (bus stop)

Restaurants Near La Citadelle

  • Bello Ristorante
  • Le Saint-Amour
  • Restaurant L'omelette

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Things to Know Before Visiting La Citadelle

  • 95% of people who visit Quebec include La Citadelle in their plan

  • 78.46% of people start their La Citadelle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see La Citadelle

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

75.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting La Citadelle

People normally club together Parliament Building and Fortifications Of Québec National Historic Site while planning their visit to La Citadelle.

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La Citadelle, Quebec Reviews

  • Go for the (very interesting) tour. The price includes the museum next to the gift shop. The museum is OK, but rather dry, even for military museum standards. The real treat is the tour. Our guide was very animated and a delight. The only building (other than the museum/gift shop) that you get to enter is the old on-base prison. This is because the Citadel is still a working military base. We did not get to see the changing of the guards. If I understood the guide correctly, this is because it was still the off season.

  • This is a very cool place to visit. It is actually a live military base and you can see Canadian soldiers around. If you get a tour with a tour guide, the views are amazing and you learn a lot, but it isn't cheap. However you see so much and get some really great views. There are so many great things to see and great things to learn in this really cool and historic place.

  • Good place to learn about some military history of Quebec. The tours are available each hour and the guides are quite good! You can get some some views of Québec city from here, as well as the old Port. In this place you will find some really well preserved military installations be a use this fortress was build by the British to defend the city from the United States, but it was never attacked.

  • Awesome to walk around the top of it. Didn't go in though, maybe some day. Just cool to be in a place of so much history!

  • Gotl to see this place on a nice day, great views and cool history. Though you don't really get to see much of the buildings without paying for a private tour. The general tour basically gets you access to the large inside area.

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