Parks Canada, Guardian of the Fortifications of Québec

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Different view of the fortifications of Québec

Forever on the lookout expecting nothing in return

different point of view, Château Frontenac, St. Lawrence Rivert, St.Louis Gate. Soldiers walking through the fortifications.

For centuries, these walls have protected us at times of conflicts

A soldier yelled and another one fires a musket.

We can see an employee from Parks Canada who works as a mason .Different views of the construction site around the fortifications of Québec.

Now it is our turn to protect them Our walls, and for the sake of our city Our homes it is our responsibility to maintain and to restore them Together just like our forefathers We owe it to the generations to come So we are doing just that stone by selfless stone Parks Canada, gardian of the Fortifications of Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Parks Canada's credits.

Infrastructure program

Repairs on Fortification walls

Areas:

  • St.Louis Bastion: Spring 2017 to Summer 2018
  • Ursulines Bastion: scheduled to begin in spring 2018
  • St. John Bastion: scheduled to begin in spring 2018
  • Montmorency Park sector: scheduled to begin in spring 2018

  • Caponier 26: Spring 2016 to Summer 2017 - COMPLETED
  • St.John Gate flank: Spring 2017 to Fall 2017 COMPLETED

The work will mainly imply the repointing, replacement or restoration of components such as face stones, backing, wood wall caps, drainage system and membranes, granular filtering materials.

Restoration of Historic structures and buildings

Artillery Park area

  • Dauphine Redoubt: Spring 2017 to Fall 2018 (the building will be closed for the 2017 and 2018 seasons)

The work aims to restore the outer walls of the building, including the removal of the exterior plaster to repair the masonry beneath it, so that a new plaster can be installed. The work will also include the restoration of windows, flashings, gutters, fireplaces and interior plaster. This building will be closed to visitors during all the restoration works. 

Dufferin Terrace area

  • Toboggan slide structure : Spring 2017 to Fall 2017 COMPLETED

The work aims to reinforce and replace the structural elements of the slide.


The period of work indicated  is provided for information purposes only and is based on information we have available. Changes may occur depending on different circumstances.  

With the federal infrastructure program, major work is underway at the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site. Come back regularly for more information on these restorations and their impact on our site. At Parks Canada, our mission is to protect and restore national historic sites for future generations. This work will help preserving the Fortifications of Québec, cornerstone of Old Québec’s designation as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.