The Citadel of Quebec

Local nameLa Citadelle de Québec
LocationLévis, Quebec, Canada

The Citadelle of Quebec, also known as La Citadelle, is an active military installation and the secondary official residence of both the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada. It is located atop Cap Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec. The citadel contains the oldest military building in Canada, and forms part of the fortifications of Quebec City, which is one of only two cities in North America still surrounded by fortifications, the other being Campeche, Mexico.

The strategic importance of Cap Diamant was recognized by the French as early as 1608. Several defensive fortification were built on the site by the French, and the British after their conquest of New France. The modern citadel was built from 1820 to 1850, in effort to secure Quebec City against a potential American attack.

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Aquarium du Quebec: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket from 18 USD


Adults: $16
Seniors, students: $14
Children (7 - 17): $6
Family (2 + 3): $36

More information and contact


Official Website


YouTube Channel

Phone +141 8694 2815

Address 1 Côte de la Citadelle, QC G1R, Québec City, Canada

Coordinates 46°48'26.84" N -71°12'26.731" E

Tours and activities: The Citadel of Quebec

Aquarium du Quebec: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

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Quebec City Walking Tour

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Quebec City Shore Excursion: Grand Walking Tour of Quebec City

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