The Citadelle, Quebec City
VIP tour of the Citadelle (walking tour)
The Citadelle is the largest British fortress built in North America. It constitutes the eastern flank of Quebec's fortifications. In 1820 the construction of the Citadelle began and lasted for more than 30 years.

The star-shaped plan of the Citadelle is characteristic to Vauban’s fortifications. Some of the walls enclose 300 years of military history in Quebec City, spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. Due to its defensive and geographical situation on top of the Cape Diamond, it was often referred to as the “American Gibraltar”. 

The continuous presence of the Royal 22e Régiment at the Citadelle makes it the largest fortified group of buildings still occupied by troops in North America. It still is an active military base today and is home to the second official Residence of the Governor General.

More about the Residence of the Governor General

The Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec is housed in a building built in 1831 in the neoclassical style. It was originally occupied by British garrison officers until their departure in 1871. Lord Dufferin was the first governor general to live in the Citadelle residence in 1872. In so doing, he re-established the tradition of a residence for the governor general in the city of Quebec, which dated back to the beginning of New France.


  • Professional guide
  • VIP visit of the Citadelle
  • Visit of the Royal 22e Régiment Museum
  • Visit of the Residence of the Governor General
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch in a restaurant or lunch boxes

Cost: $110.00 + taxes

3.5 hours | Capacity: 15 minimum / 30 maximum

Friday, May 31 Saturday, June 1 Sunday, June 2)

Morning visit cancelled

11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

(lunch followed by tour)

9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

(tour followed by lunch)

Visit cancelled

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