Historic Sites

Every city has its own unique feel and vibe, which is determined by a number of things. The local historic sites are no doubt one of the largest contributing factors to the aura that surrounds a city. When in Québec City, users recommend paying a visit to Fairmont le Château Frontenac, in the Vieux Quebec area to get a feel for what truly makes up the city.

The number one visited site in Québec boasts a working fort, a museum (visitors must be part of a group with reservations) and the highly popular Changing of the Guard. The origins of Québec's Citadelle go back as far as the War of 1812, when...  Read More

Fairmont le Château Frontenac

One of Québec City's most famous landmarks, this historic building and hotel has hosted many notables, including Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Prince Rainier, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt. In fact, several summit meetings...  Read More


Located inside the city walls, this enormous compound boasts fortifications that date to 1712. Over the years, barracks and officers' quarters, a redoubt, an arsenal and a foundry were constructed in various sectors of the park – all in an...  Read More

Maison Tsawenhohi

This is a must for anyone interested in Native American history. Originally built between 1807 and 1820 for the Huron-Wendat Grand Chief, Nicolas Vincent, the house today serves as a cultural interpretation centre. Inside, there are fascinating...  Read More

Vieux Quebec
Maison Chevalier

Part of a sprawling complex that also includes the Musée de la civilisation, Musée de l'Amérique française, and the Centre d'interprétation de Place-Royale, Maison Chevalier is an impressive structure originally built in 1752 for...  Read More


In the early days, Québec had earthen walls. But in 1832, the British erected solid stone ones as a defense against American attack. Today, it's the only walled city in North America, which earned it a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in...  Read More

Maison Ephraim-Bedard

Typical of the 18th century, this restored farmhouse was occupied as such until the 1980s when it was taken over and restored by the Société historique de Charlesbourg. Inside you'll find a number of interesting exhibits on life on a farm in...  Read More

Built in 1862, this is the former home of François-Xavier Garneau, the first to write a complete a history of Canada. The home is filled with Victorian furnishings, but there's also a magnificent rare book collection and an antique decorated...  Read More

Saint-jean Baptiste
Hôtel du Parlement

Built in 1877 and 1886, this grand building houses the National Assembly, where 125 members of Québec's Parliament spend their time. Built in the Second Empire style, the building is a center of government, history and culture. Twenty-two...  Read More

Maison Girardin

If you plan to visit Beauport, this is a great place to start. The circa-1800 stone house is at the center of the historic district, and today it houses the Société d'art et d'histoire de Beauport's exhibits about the city's cultural and architectural heritage.