Parks Canada

Free admission for everyone on Canada Day 

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site 

Artillery Park 

9:30 am to 5 pm 

The Artillery Park bears witness to more than two and a half centuries of history in Quebec City. Meet guides and period characters to discover the important military heritage of this site. For the whole family. 


Dauphine Redoubt
This heritage building dating back to 1712 bears witness to more than 250 years of military occupation in Québec City. Discover the soldiers’ quarters, a period kitchen, the antechamber and an officers’ mess, among other things! 

Parc de l’Artillerie – Lieu historique national des Fortifications-de-Québec ( 


A work of exception : the scale model of Québec
This unique artifact, intended for the English military authorities, offers an outstanding illustration of the urban and military layout of this fortified city in the early 19th century.

La maquette Duberger-By – Lieu historique national des Fortifications-de-Québec ( 

Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site 

9:30 am to 5 pm
Hidden under the Dufferin Terrace, the remains of Château Saint-Louis reveal the seat of power of French and British governors from 1620 to 1834. Immerse yourself in more than 200 years of history of diplomatic relations and alliances, including those with the Nation Huron-Wendat.
Lieu historique national des Forts-et-Châteaux-Saint-Louis ( 

Plains of Abraham

The Plains of Abraham combine the beauty of nature in the city with the wealth of a historic past. Immerse yourself in the park’s history withthe new exhibition Québec 1775 : Blizzards and Battle, the permanent exhibitions Battles 1759-1760 and Identities at the Plains of Abraham Museum, and the Attention! exhibition at Martello Tower 1. Explore the park with an outdoor escape game or a treasure hunt and enjoy the new Café La Maison Smith located in the central pavilion near the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand.

On July 1st, access to the exhibitions at the Plains of Abraham Museum is free. Open from 9 am to 5 pm. 

Huron-Wendat Museum

The Huron-Wendat Museum’s mission is to preserve, conserve and make the heritage of the Huron-Wendat Nation accessible to current and future generations through participatory, committed and eco-responsible projects and to raise awareness of the current socio-ecological issues of First Nations peoples. For this reason, its activities, workshops and visits are developed with accessibility in mind. Visit for more information. 

On July 1, the Huron-Wendat Museum is open from 9 am, with the first departure for guided tours at 9:30 am and the last departure at 2 pm. 

The Morrin Centre 

The Morrin Centre is at the heart of Quebec City’s history. It once housed Quebec’s common jail, the Presbyterian-run Morrin College, and the scholarly activities of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (LHSQ). Today, it is home to the city’s main English-language cultural centre and library. The Centre’s mission is to provide the English- and French-speaking public with rich, engaging programming in the areas of heritage interpretation, education, and the arts. 


Discovery tour 

Experience living history with our Discovery tour offered to the public Friday through Sunday. Tours in English: 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Tours in French: 11 am, 2 pm, 4 pm. Places are limited. Purchase your tickets today! 



Come sample traditional teas, a variety of sandwiches, and delicious teatime treats, while boning up on Victorian etiquette and teatime customs 


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Evening show in Ottawa – Canada Day : Feel the rhythm!

From 8 pm to 10 pm (ET)

The evening show in Ottawa is the most eagerly awaited event on July 1! Live from Canada’s capital, this 2-hour free concert unites music lovers across the country. Whether you’re fan of rock, pop, hip-hop or folk, get ready to sing and dance during this unforgettable musical performance.


How to watch it from anywhere in Canada

The evening show is broadcast live on CBC Television, ICI Télé, CBC GemICI (French only) and (French only) beginning at 8 pm (Eastern time).