Québec City at its Best

Have Fun as a Family Exploring Québec City’s Past

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Québec City is a top destination for family vacations—a UNESCO World Heritage treasure that feels like a storybook come to life. As the only fortified city north of Mexico, it’s both architecturally stunning and fun to explore. If you want to dive into Québec City’s fascinating past, the national historic sites operated by Parks Canada have tons of fun family activities. Admission is free for children 17 years and under.

See Walls That Talk at Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site Credit: Parks Canada Zoom

For little ones: They’ll be loving every minute of “The Legend of the Talking Walls.” Kids dress up in capes and head off on an adventure along the city’s fortifications, searching for the owner of an enchanted bracelet or magic sword. This interactive game full of riddles and challenges introduces children (and adults!) to the history of Québec City.

Fortifications Credit: Parcs Canada Zoom

For tweens and teens: Get up to speed on 400 years of history with a guided 90‑minute tour. You’ll enjoy VIP access to mysterious sites normally closed to the general public plus spectacular viewpoints where you can capture those memories of your family trip to Québec City.

Be an Archeologist for a Day at Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site

Forts-et-Châteaux-Saint-Louis Credit: Parcs Canada Zoom

For little ones: In the archeological crypt under Dufferin Terrace, see the traces of events that marked Québec City’s history. Your kids will love dressing up in period costumes and trying their hand at archeology by digging for artifacts from Québec City’s past.


For tweens and teens: Follow the guide to learn more about Saint‑Louis Forts and Châteaux, where the colony’s successive governors lived from 1620 to 1834. Through the historical remains, artifacts, and anecdotes, you’ll find out what life in the colony was like and get an insider’s view on a unique seat of power—a place where historical figures took decisions that shaped the future of North America.

History at its most colourful and entertaining!

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