The 19th-century, Louis XIV style Parliament Buildings are the home of the National Assembly of 125 province representatives. This imposing and beautiful 1886 building just outside of the city walls. The design is quite interesting, as the architect, Eugène-Étienne Taché, was inspired by the Louvre Museum in Paris. Illuminated at night, the buildings are open to visitors on guided tours throughout the day at no charge.
Citadelle de Québec
La Citadelle is the most important fortification built in Canada under British rule. The construction of the outer walls began in 1820 and it took 30 years to finish its construction.
La Citadelle is an active military garrison and cannot be visited individually. Guided tours of 60 minutes are therefore offered in French or English. The guided tour will provide you information about the American attacks, the construction of the fortress and its buildings.
Le Manège militaire - Quebec City Armoury
The building, built in 1885, was home to Canada's oldest French regiment, Quebec's Les Voltigeurs, and contained a museum of the regiment's history, uniforms, archives, and other objects. The armoury was also home to a cadet corps. Fire broke out at the Quebec City Armoury, located just outside the walls of the Old City on Friday evening April 4th, 2008.
The Battlefields Park / Plaines d'Abraham
Nestled between Quebec City and the majestic St Lawrence River,The Battlefields Park, better known as the Plains of Abraham, is one of the world's most prestigious parks. The site of many clashes between the French and British empires in their struggle for domination, the Park was the scene of the 1759 battle that changed the course of North American history.
The Fortifications of Quebec City
Erected under both the French and English regimes in order to safeguard the city, the Fortifications of Québec bear witness to the evolution of Québec's defence system from the 17th to the 19th century. Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Québec is the only historic district in North America to have preserved its ramparts. Today, the numerous bastions, gates, and defence works still encircle the old city.
The Artillery Park
Located near St. John Gate, in the very heart of Old Québec, this site bears witness to over 250 years of history. Today, you can discover one by one its unique buildings and other installations that reflect the military and industrial history of Québec.
Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec
In 1633, on part of the actual site, a humble votive chapel dedicated to the Virgin was built by Samuel de Champlain. It was rebuilt three times after fire and destruction, always on the same site. Rebuilt, in 1647, as Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, after the fire of 1640, it became North America's first parish church and was solemnly consecrated by Mgr de Laval in 1666.
Birthplace of French America, the historical site of Place-Royale welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Its narrow and picturesque streets have witnessed three centuries of history. Some of its buildings are a component of the cultural complex managed by the Musée de la civilisation, responsable for the site's animation and interpretation.
Le parc du Bois-de-Coulonge
Bois-de-Coulonge overlooking the St. Lawrence River from atop the cliff is one of the most picturesque public parks in the city, this 24-hectare site is well known for its gardens, the beauty of its plants and the vestiges of its long history. Birdwatchers and people out for a stroll enjoy walking along the many trails criss-crossing the grounds.
On March 27, 2012, the "Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec" presented the concept of the "station du Foulon, eastward extension of the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain, between "côte de Sillery" and "côte Gilmour", on the banks of the St.Lawrence River in Quebec City.
Source : CCNQ (in french )
The Maizerets Estate, a patrimonial and historical site, has travelled down the ages as a magnificent greenspace since 1705. With its large grassy areas, arboretum, gardens and historic buildings, the park is a great place to enjoy nature in the city. Nature and bird-watching in the summer, cross-country skiers and snow shoers take over the grounds in the winter. A bike path extends from the Montmorency Falls to the Old Port.
The Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site
The Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site commemorates the period in 1535-1536 when Jacques Cartier and his shipmates wintered near the Iroquoian village of Stadacona. This National Historic Site also recalls the establishment of the first residence of the Jesuit missionaries in Québec, in 1625-1626.
Montmorency Falls Park
The falls are 83 metres high, 27 metres higher than Niagara Falls. A cable car takes visitors to the top for a hike to viewing belvederes and the suspension bridge over the cascade at the top of the ridge. This park offers a multitude of activities for the entire family. In the summer, walk across one of two suspension bridges or through miles of parkland trails. Ice climbing course on the frozen waterfall wall of ice and snow in the winter.