Meet with history in the only fortified city of North America! The suggested route, showcasing exclusive photos, texts, and videos, offers detailed information concerning the many sites and vestiges that you will encounter in the context of this must-see tour of the history of Quebec.
Live this free unique thematic experience in the historical heart of Quebec.
Discover the military and strategic role of Quebec City during the last centuries. An important archeological site is part of the tour. You will see artefacts from the beginning of the colonization of New France, like objects that refer directly to Samuel de Champlain, founder of Quebec. This walking tour is fully accessible from the beginning of May to the end of October. Partially accessible during winter.
*Please consider that the area surrounding the citadel isn't always cleared of snow in winter, being at the end of the suggested trail and it may be dangerous to walk around there. The trail also goes through crowded places, where there can be a lot of pedestrians and cars, among others. Be careful!
We suggest you to preload the tour in your device (Preload option on the App). You will then be able to access all of the contents on the field with no Internet connection (My tours menu).
Production: Focus.Films, with the collaboration of Parcs Canada and of the Royal 22e Régiment of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Production team: Mathieu Paradis, Marc-Olivier Lavertu, Sébastien Charette, Marie-Ève Jean, Annie Côté.
Producer: Gérald Gilbert
Whit: Pierre Cloutier, archaeologist; Jacques Guimont, archaeologist; Marc-Antoine Giroux, guide; Gratien Gaudreault, warrant officer; Guillaume Boucher-Raymond, soldier; Nicole O'Bomsawin, historian and Amerindian descendant.
Archives: Parks Canada, Bureau des archives nationales du Québec (fond Omer Parent, Fond Pierre Savard, Maurice Proulx, fond Service de Ciné-Photographie et fond Gérard Arrou). Other photos: Gilbert Bochenek, Sébastien Beaujard and Pierre-Olivier Fortin.
Special thanks to Odette Allaire of Parks Canada.