Ghost Tours of Quebec
Jardins de Métis
Societe du Domaine Maizerets
Ghost Tours of Quebec
Parc Aquarium de Québec 1675 ave des Hôtels, Sainte-Foy (418) 659-5264
3 Americas Film Festival
Carnaval de Québec
Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival
Festival International du Film de Québec
International Festival of Military Bands
Les Fetes de la Nouvelle France
World Police & Fire Games
Cafés & Coffee Shops
Café Bistro Brûlerie Tatum 649 ave Godin, Ville Vanier, G1M 3E6 (877) TATUM-CA
Le 47 333 rue Saint-Amable, G1R 5G2 (418) 692.4747
Restaurant Louis Hebert 668, Grande-Allée Est, G1R 2K5
Café de la Paix 44 rue des Jardins
History & Heritage
Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site
Artillery Park Heritage Site
Canadian Museum of Civilization 100 Laurier St, Gatineau, K1A 0M8
Chocolate Factory and Museum
La Forge a Pique-Assaut
Théâtre Petit Champlain - Maison de la Chanson
Did you know?
Other areas in Quebec
Other interests of QC
Other areas of Canada
Quebec City Citadelle
Also called the Gibraltar of the Americas, the Citadelle is part of the Fortifications of Quebec and occupying the highest point of Cap Diamant, 100m above the St Lawrence River. The Citadelle is the home station of the Royal 22e Régiment "Van-Doos", the prestigious French-speaking regiment of Canadian Forces. In addition to its use as a military installation, it is also an official residence of the Governor General of Canada.
The complex of 25 buildings covers 37 acres and is the largest North American fort still occupied by troops. The existing star-shaped fortifications, star-shaped layout is characteristic of Vauban fortifications, were built by the British between 1820 and 1851 under the direction of Royal Engineer lieutenant colonel Elias Walker Durnford in anticipation of renewed American attacks after the War of 1812.
The first protective wall (enceinte) was built in the 17th century under Louis de Buade, sieur de Frontenac. Two buildings dating back to the French period: the 1750 powder magazine, now a museum of military artefacts, and the Cap Diamant Redoubt, built in 1693 and thus one of the oldest parts of the Citadelle. Read more...
Télégraphe de Québec
Would you like information about your business to appear in a "Did you know?" space? Here's how.