Special activities permits

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

Several enchanting sites lend themselves to special events at the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site. However, these events require a permit and must be authorized by Parks Canada. Anyone wishing to organize such an activity must submit an application within the prescribed timeframe and pay the associated fees. The following aspects will be taken into consideration when processing your request:

  • Respect for the special identity of the historic place
  • Respect for the protection of natural and cultural resources
  • Promote exceptional visitor experiences
  • Fostering public understanding and appreciation
  • Ensure local communities are valued and involved
  • Respect the definition of a special event
  • Request is consistent with our mandate
  • Availability of the site and the human resources (if necessary)
  • Does not interfere with the service offer/visitor services

Please consult the tabs below to find out which locations are available for rental and the steps to follow to submit your request. You can also contact our team by email if needed.

Locations available

Please note that restrictions may apply and vary by location. The above aspects will be taken into consideration when evaluating each proposed event.

How to submit a request for a permit

Here is the information you will need to provide in order to properly complete your permit form:

  • Date(s) of the event
  • Set-up and tear-down dates (if applicable)
  • Desire location
  • Desire facilities
  • Type of event
  • Target audience and accessibility (general public, free or paid, ticketed, invitation only, private, food, alcohol or merchandise sales)
  • Organizer status (for-profit, non-profit, charitable)

Documents required to submit a permit application: Special Event Application Form (PDF)

The completed form must be submitted by email to info.fortifications@pc.gc.ca six to eight weeks prior to your event. If your application is received outside of these deadlines, Parks Canada reserves the right to refuse your application.

If your application is successful, you will then need to provide the following items in order to obtain a permit:

  • Proof of insurance (see liability and insurance tab below)
  • Plan of the facility
  • Payment of fees

Liabilities and insurance

To obtain a filming permit, organizers must, at their own expense, Obtain and maintain third party general liability insurance of at least $2,000,000 for small, low risk events and $5,000,000 for moderate or high risk events in the event of death or injury to one or more persons as a result of an incident.

They shall designate His Majesty the King, in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment for the purpose of the Parks Canada Agencyas an additional named insured. This policy shall contain the following coverages for Her Majesty: pain and suffering, bodily injury including death, property damage and contractual liability insured under the permit.

The certificate of insurance must be received prior to the signing of the permit by both parties. The address to be used on the certificate of insurance shall be :

Québec Field Unit, Parks Canada
2, D'Auteuil Street
Québec, Québec
G1R 5C2

Location rental fees

Each request will be treated on an individual basis as there is no set fee schedule for the use of Parks Canada sites. Fees are based on a number of factors including location, duration of the event, associated costs, market analysis, type of event (commercial, recreational, private, public, community, etc.) and Government of Canada and Parks Canada Agency priorities.

Fees are charged at all national parks, national historic sites, national marine conservation areas and historic canals. These revenues are used to support administration, visitor services and facilities. They represent an investment in the future of the place to be preserved for present and future generations.


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