Quebec City has a number of Cultural attractions that help visitors better understand the Quebec arts scene:

First Nations

Maison Tsawenhohi (1820 Tsawenhohi Indian Home)

75, Chef Nicolas-Vincent
Wendake, QC G0A 4V0
(418) 845-0680, Fax: (418) 845-0030

Located in the heart of Old Wendake, Tsawenhohi House was built for Grand Chief Nicolas Vincent in 1820. Today it is dedicated to the preservation and teaching of traditional Huron-Wendat crafts. Tsawenhohi means “He who sees clearly, the hawk”. Guided tours, craft demonstrations, multimedia show, handicraft gallery, exhibits of archeological artifacts, and a garden where the “Three Sisters” (corn, beans and squash) and healing plants grow.

Site traditionnel huron Onhoüa Cheteke

575, rue Stanislas-Koska
Wendake, QC G0A 4V0
(418) 842-4308, Fax: (418) 842-3473 Toll free: 1 888 255-8857

Guided tours of a recreated traditional Huron village site. Huron dances, tales and legends. Restaurant (Huron cuisine), boutique (Indian and Inuit handicraft), bookstore & Indian music, natural food & herb shop. Open daily year-round. Entrance fee (6 and under, free). Reservation required for groups. Car and bus parking.

Historical Sites

Artillery Park National Historic Site of Canada

2, rue D’Auteuil
C. P. 2474 Terminus postal
Québec, QC G1K 7R3
(418) 648-4205, Fax: (418) 648-2506 Toll free: 1 800 463-6769

Artillery Park National Historic Site of Canada is right next to Porte Saint-Jean, in the very heart of Vieux-Québec. It retraces more than 250 years of history covering the French, British and Canadian periods. Learn about outstanding Québec City’s masonry and engineering works.

Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site of Canada

175, rue de l’Espinay
C. P. 2474 Terminus postal
Québec, QC G1K 7R3
(418) 648-4038, Fax: (418) 648-4367 Toll free: 1 800 463-6769

This site, on the north shore of the Saint-Charles River in the heart of Québec, stands as a reminder of the meeting of two cultures, one European, the other Amerindian. Exhibits on Jacques Cartier’s three voyages, an Amerindian longhouse and other monuments.

Centre d’initiation au patrimoine – La Grande Ferme

800, chemin du Cap-Tourmente
Saint-Joachim, QC G0A 3X0
(418) 827-4608, Fax: (418) 827-6849

This centennial home, near Cap Tourmente, was once patronized by Champlain and Mgr de Laval . Surprising historical discoveries. Special exhibit in summer. It offers rograms for seniors groups, social clubs and school groups and can accommodate up to 56 persons. Advanced booking required.

Fortifications of Québec (National Historic Site of Canada)

100, rue Saint-Louis
C. P. 2474 Terminus postal
Québec, QC G1K 7R3
(418) 648-7016, Fax: (418) 648-7872, Toll free: 1 800 463-6769

Trace the history of Quebec, fortified city, through the evolution of its defense system. Two walking guided tours of 90 minutes are offered and begin at the Frontenac kiosk (Dufferin Terrace) and at the Fortifications interpretation center.

Hôtel du Parlement (National Assembly)

1045, rue des Parlementaires
Québec, QC G1A 1A3
(418) 643-7239, Fax: (418) 641-2638, Toll free: 1 866 337-8837

The Parliament Building is an imposing structure, in Second Empire style, with four wings that form a square of about 100 metres (330′) per side. The tour includes the National Assembly Chamber (where the members of provincial parliament sit) with its Renaissance architecture and the Legislative Council Chamber. Guided tours: September to June 23, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 24 to Labour Day, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations required for groups of ten or more. Free admission.

Musée du Fort

10, rue Sainte-Anne, C. P. 833 succursale Haute-Ville,
Québec, QC G1R 4S7
(418) 692-2175, Fax: (418) 692-4161

See the many attractions on this magnificent parkland that was once the battlefield that changed Canadian & world history. Something for everybody, whether you are a history, culture, leisure or nature enthusiast.

The Ramparts

Along Rue des Remparts

These ramparts are studded with iron cannon and are a reminder of the heavy fortifications that defended Quebec in 1759.

Dufferin Terrace

Facing the Château Frontenac, this landscaped promenade and boardwalk provides the city’s best view, being 200 metres above the Saint Lawrence River and Old Quebec. The boardwalk has vendors, street performers and scores of tourists in the summer. You can descend the staircase to the Lower Town or ride the precipitous funicular railway. The spectacular 670 metre (2198 ft) long Promenade des Gouverneurs leaves the Terrace to the south, runs below the Citadel, and emerges at the Plains of Abraham. In the winter the Terrace is home to the famous toboggan slides during the Quebec Winter Carnival.


Funiculaire du Vieux Québec (circa 1880 – present)

Owned by the Armstrong family, who also owned the ferry service between Québec and Lévis. An earlier funicular was constructed at Québec in 1823 by the British military to carry fortification construction supplies up the escarpment and for public in the 1840s. The funicular runs daily from 7:30 am to midnight and costs $1.25.