Located below the Dufferin Terrace in Quebec City, the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site was the official residence and seat of power of the governors between 1620 and 1834. Descend the stairs under the Lorne Kiosk to discover the history of this archaeological crypt. Tour the remains of the Château Saint-Louis by exploring the lower courtyard, outbuildings and culinary facilities. Take in more than 120 artifacts dating back to the time of Samuel de Champlain. Retrace more than 200 years of diplomatic history with the First Nations from relations with the Huron-Wendat Nation, learn more about the governors and Huron-Wendat diplomats, and find out about the alliances between these nations at the very place where decisions that left their mark on North America were made.

Hours of operation

Season 2022

From May 21 to October 10

Every day

9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Complete schedule


Free admission for youth.
Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Toll-free: 1 888 773-8888
Email: quebec.ev-ve@pc.gc.ca


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