La Citadelle de Québec
La Citadelle de Québec
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
National Historic Site and active military base, the Citadelle welcomes you with its guided tours and access to the Musée Royal 22e Régiment. Located on the highest natural point in Quebec City, the Citadelle allows you to enjoy spectacular views on the town and the Saint Lawrence River. Discover the fortress of Old Quebec, home of the Royal 22e Régiment, the only French-speaking regiment with in the Canadian Armed Forces. Tickets include an hour-long guided tour of the Citadelle, mostly outside, and the access to the Musée Royal 22e Régiment. In order to protect the health and safety of our visitors and employees, we have adopted the guidelines by the Québec Ministry of Public Health, including social distancing standards and applicable health measures.
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  • JAY M
    Montreal, Canada1,881 contributions
    Definitely Don't Miss
    This is one place you should definitely not miss if you're visiting Quebec. Try and reach around 10 to see the change of guard ceremony since it's very traditional and one of it's kind of experience. The Royal 22eme Regiment Museum is also worth a visit with its amazing display of collection of the regiment's and the Canadian history, especially through the two world wars and the Korean war. We reached just around 10 but I'd recommend reaching around 9:35-9:40 because it gets crowded by 10 and you may not get the best view (and also factoring in about five minutes from the entrance since you have to buy tickets). The ceremony had already started. They have narrators in both, French and English. It's a great watch. They have a walking guided tour of the fort. You cannot walk around the fort without an escort since the fort is still an active military base. The only option, if you don't want to take the tour is to either go to the museum or leave. Just one thing about Uber - Ubers can actually go all the way to the fort's (museum's) entrance but we had an experience where an Uber driver canceled after reaching till Cote de la Citadelle saying he can't come in.
    Visited August 2019
    Written February 24, 2020
  • Freddy_on_trips
    Montreal, Canada2,838 contributions
    Fun visit - 27 Aug 2020
    La Citadelle de Quebec is a historical museum dedicated to the 22nd Regiment that fought in many wars. The entrance fee is 18$ for an adult and you are provided a map with all the spots to visit (you can also download an audio guide in french or english to enjoy further your visit). The Covid measures are respected on site with hand sanitizer available in the main building which includes a small closed museum with military items from several dates. The only issue with closed places is that having a mask on can become tricky and make you uncomfortable. When you get outside each spot on map (see pic) has a guide that will provide an explanation on a portion of the site and respond to questions that guests might have. The guides are enthusiastic and nice. Not all building are open due to Covid-19 but you can visit the prison. You also get to see some great views of the Saint Lawrence River. Overall - Interesting and fun visit - Recommended
    Visited August 2020
    Written September 6, 2020
  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, Nevada3,218 contributions
    Enjoyed walking the outside walls
    Unless you are part of a paid (and pre-arranged tour) you cannot inter the confines of the Citadelle. We were happy to walk the ramparts and see the changing of the guards in full uniform. Interesting, they now allow the military here to have full beards.
    Visited August 2022
    Written August 11, 2022
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10 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Solo
Took a one hour tour, which was available in English and French, while on vacation. Tour guide was engaging and informative. Amazing views.
Written September 14, 2023
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Brenda F
5 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Enjoyed the tour and learned a lot. Was a bit disappointed that we missed the changing of the guards — the website said this could be seen through Labor day (9/4), but when we went on Sunday, 9/3 , we were told it was done for the season, Only other critique is that time in the buildings in the tour was too short — you really couldn’t see everything in the time given.
Written September 3, 2023
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patriciay455
Baltimore, MD266 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Extremely informative and fascinating. Our guide, Maude, was excellent. The narrative was just enough information to not be overwhelming. The museum portion was also just perfect amount
Written August 31, 2023
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Mary F
3 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
The Citadelle de Quebec is an interesting place to visit. We bought our tickets ahead of time which saved us some wait time, but it is not necessary.
For security reasons, visitors cannot stray from the group and wander about on their own.
The guided tour was a disappointment. It felt rushed and we learned somethings, but not that much. I would have liked to read and view the exibits, which looked facinating. We had no time to do this and were told to take a picture if we wanted to instead.
We stayed to hear the band play and that was great.
Written August 25, 2023
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Gilvam
Rio de Janeiro, RJ485 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
Great experience and a chance to learn about the city's history. I do not recommend a solo trip. I was with my wife and another couple. Best experience with group.
Written August 21, 2023
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AmarilisVos
Jabbeke, Belgium2,315 contributions
Jul. 2023
We visited the Citadelle on July 9. Free parking is available in the Citadelle. You can only visit the Citadel with a guided tour. There is also an opportunity to visit the residence of the Governor General. On certain days the band of the 22nd Royal Regiment plays at 10am.
After or before the tour you can visit the museum of the 22nd Royal Regiment.
Written August 18, 2023
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Matthew C
Belfast, UK17 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Solo
I took the guided tour with Brandon in November 2022. Brilliant tour guide and answered all my questions. One question, in particular, was about my ancestor Sir Guy Carleton; he said that there isn't anything on him at the citadel but that he was taught about him in school growing up. Knowing there would be some literature on him, I researched him more.

The citadel itself was impressive, but I loved the little museum inside. If I am ever in Quebec, I will definitely visit again!
Written August 6, 2023
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Jenn G
Port Perry, Canada16 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
We had a great tour. Sarah was our guide and she was awesome. We learned so much and saw some amazing views of the city. Perfect time being only an hour.
Written August 3, 2023
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Grant C
1 contribution
Aug. 2023 • Couples
Wonderful tour by Julien. Excellent knowledge and he has funny and interactive. It made the tour very good. The history is amazing as well. Highly recommend
Written August 1, 2023
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Mark H
Fond du Lac, WI2,978 contributions
Jul. 2023
If you're in Quebec City, this is a must.

We arrived in time for regimental music performance and 10 a.m. on the parade ground. The 30-minute concert was great and not what I was expecting from a military marching band. Yes, they played some traditional stuff, but then they played arrangement of both a Bill Eilish and a Bon Jovi song.

The museum highlights the struggles French Canadian members of the armed forces faced and how they overcame them. It looks at the contributions to NATO and UN peacekeeping roles as well as the sacrifices made in WWI and WWII.

You can also have you photo taken with mascot goat named Batisse.
Written July 29, 2023
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