Guided tour

Québec: Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux Guided Site Tour

Québec: Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux Guided Site Tour

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Explore the remains and over 120 artifacts of Château Saint-Louis in Old Quebec. On this guided tour, uncover the secrets behind this site which was once the North American seat of power.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, French


  • Walk among the remains and retrace more than 200 years of diplomatic history
  • Explore alliances with the First Nations from a Huron-Wendat Nation perspective
  • Learn fun facts about what everyday life was once like at the château
  • Admire the hundreds of artifacts that were found during archaeological digs
  • Discover the one and only château that was erected in Quebec City
Full description

Discover the treasures hidden beneath the Dufferin Terrace in Old Québec on this guided tour of the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site. Step back in time at the official residence and seat of power of the French and British governors between 1620 and 1834.

Begin your adventure with stunning views of the St. Lawrence river as you meet your guide on the Dufferin Terrace boardwalk. Descend the stairs to see what is hidden beneath and enter the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site where hundreds of artifacts are on display. 

Hear fascinating stories about the lavish events that took place here. Dig into the story behind the important diplomatic decisions that were made here which impacted the history of all of North America.

Find out about the Huron-Wendat Nation diplomatic alliances with colonial governors in an exhibition presented in collaboration with the Nation.

  • Narrated site tour
  • Tour guide
  • Downloadable Parks Canada app
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Look for a "Frontenac" sign on a green and white kiosk with a Canadian flag at the beginning of Dufferin Terrace. Your guide will be wearing a green and beige uniform.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • The majority of the tour is indoors
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September 9, 2022

August 10, 2022

Super presentation great guide who answers all our questions even when we thought it was a difficult question :) I really recommend instead of going alone

August 1, 2022

Product ID: 385995