Artillery Park

sights / Historic

Artillery Park information

Location
Québec City , Canada
Address
2 Rue d’Auteuil
Telephone
+1 800 463 6769
Telephone 2
+1 418 648 4205
Getting there
Bus: 3, 7, 11, 28
More information
www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/qc/fortifications/natcul/natcul2.aspx
Prices
adult/child $4/2
Opening hours
10am-6pm mid-May–Aug, to 5pm Sep–mid-Oct
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The French chose this location for their army barracks because of its strategic view of the plateau west of the city and the St Charles River, both of which could feed enemy soldiers into Québec City. English soldiers moved in after the British conquest of New France. The English soldiers left in 1871 and it was changed into an ammunition factory for the Canadian army. The factory operated until 1964 and thousands of Canadians worked there during the World Wars. Now you can visit the Officers’ Quarters and the Dauphine Redoubt where guides greet you in character (ie the garrison’s cook) and give you the scoop on life in the barracks. There’s also a huge 19th-century model of Québec City in the old Arsenal Foundry .