Northernmost of the Old City's two main town gates.
Place d’Youville Skating Rink
In the shadow of the old town walls, this improvised outdoor rink is one of the most scenic and popular places for ice-skating once...
Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site
These largely restored old walls are protected as a Canadian national historic site and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walking the...
Le Théâtre Capitole
A terrific, historic old theater that now stages everything from musicals to rock concerts. Check out the sumptuous attached hotel. This...
Le Petit Coin Latin
For omelets, croissants, and bowls of café au lait, this cafe makes a cheerful breakfast stop, especially in summer when the sunny back...
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Artillery Park information
Open in summer, this park along the Old Town walls was chosen as the site for 18th-century French army barracks, due to its strategic views of the adjacent plateau and the St Charles River, both of which could feed enemy soldiers into Québec City. Visit the Officers’ Quarters and the Dauphine Redoubt , where guides in period dress (ie the garrison’s cook) speak in character about barracks life. Don't miss the huge 19th-century model of Québec City in the Arsenal Foundry .
After the British conquest of New France, English soldiers moved in and remained here until 1871, when the site was converted into an ammunition factory for the Canadian army. The factory operated until 1964, and thousands of Canadians worked there during the World Wars.