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The only walled city in Canada, Quebec City still is home to a variety of old forts and military structures.
Meet with history in the only fortified city of North America! The suggested route, showcasing photos, texts, and videos, offers detailed...more
Certificate of Excellence
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2 Rue d'Auteuil | Corner St.Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Where we stayed was outside of the walls, so we had to pass through the gates a few times a day to see the Upper City. The experience of just seeing the gates never gets boring. A great part of the City's charm.
There's a lot of construction going on in Quebec. But you can walk a long way along the parapet. There are many opportunities to look out over the harbor and the beautiful fall colors at this time of year. You will see lots of cannons.
Stumbled across this on the way to something else. $3.90 each and was way more interesting than the Museum of Civilization. Great staff to help you understand what the significance of the area is all about. Indeed a little jewel in the city.
Building walls was a big deal back in the 1608-1871 era (under both the French and the British) but the walls had their limitations. History is filled with these lessons. Today, this is an interesting relic from a time long past and are, to Quebec's...More
This is a historic structure of immense importance in the history of Quebec city. It is the only walled city in North America. You can walk on the walls all the way to the Battle field park facing the St Lawrence River. You get a...More
It was a bit of a challenge in some spots (you had to hop over small gaps in the wall) but we loved walking on the old walls. Not only did we get an interesting perspective of the city, we got to see several of...More
We took a guided walking tour around the wall. Our guide pointed out and explained many interesting facts about the fortifications. She also took us to places only the tour goes, such as where the gun powder was stored. It took about 90 minutes and...More
The walls are 3 block walk down Rue St Louis from the Funicular. St Louis gate has a stairway up to the top of the wall, and you can walk the wall over to Rue St Jean gate, and walk the 5 or 6 blocks down Rue St Jean back to... More
The walls are 3 block walk down Rue St Louis from the Funicular. St Louis gate has a stairway up to the top of the wall, and you can walk the wall over to Rue St Jean gate, and walk the 5 or 6 blocks down Rue St Jean back to the Funicular. This walk will show you the best of the Upper City. There are plenty of Cafe's and boutiques along this route. You can buy cold beverages at many of the small ice cream shops along the way. This walk will take 3-4 hours unless you stop to dine.
Response from Samndjsdad | Reviewed this property |
There is a funicular that runs from the lower town to the upper town that drops you right at the foot of the Chateau Frontenac. From there it’s maybe a 15 minute walk to the fortifications. It’s an easy walk.