Citadel of Quebec

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Citadel of Quebec (1820-Present) - A British colonial fortification established in 1820 by ..... in present day Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Active military installation.
Quebec Citadel Canadian Governor General's Residence
Quebec Citadel 22nd Regiment HQ in old Hospital Buildingl
Quebec Citadel Dalhousie Gate Entrance

Citadel of Quebec History

Part of the Harbor Defense of Quebec.


  • Kings Bastion (northeast)
  • Richmond Bastion (northwest)
  • Dalhousie Bastion (southwest)
  • Prince of Wales Bastion (southeast)



  • French Magazine


  • Kings Battery


Changing of the Guard on the Parade in Front of the Barracks

Current Status

Quebec Citadel Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Must See!

Active military installation and historic site, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Currently the home of the Royal 22nd Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces and the official residence of the Governor General of Canada.

Access by conducted tours only from the on-site visitor center located at the Dalhousie Gate. The tour covers the historic buildings with some inside access but not the buildings in current use. Not to be missed is the ceremonial changing of the guard at 10am every morning during the season (summer). Also not to be missed is the ceremonial "Beating the Retreat" at 6pm on Saturday also during the season. Call ahead for these ceremonies as military priorities may cause them to be canceled.

You can walk around the ramparts outside the active fort starting from below or you can start at the top, don't miss the harbor/city view from the north side. Lots of stairs if you come up from below.

Location: Quebec Citadel, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Maps & Images

Lat: 46.807517 Long: -71.207108



Visited: July 2013

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