The governor general's residence is located within the Citadelle of Québec, atop Cape Diamant. Because the Citadelle is an active military base, visitors are not allowed to wander freely throughout the Citadelle or the residence. Visitors may enter only when accompanied by a guide.
Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec
Côte de la Citadelle (near the St. Louis Gate)
Québec QC G1R 4V7
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How to reach us
Toll free: 1-866-936-4422
You may enter via the Côte de la Citadelle, near the St. Louis Gate. Once inside the Citadelle, turn left and walk towards the Dalhousie Gate, where you will be greeted by a guide.
You may enter via the Côte de la Citadelle, near the St. Louis Gate. Once inside the Citadelle, turn right. Parking is free for two hours. From the parking lot, walk a few minutes towards the Dalhousie Gate, where you will be greeted by a guide.
Note: Because of major construction currently underway at the Citadelle of Québec, visitors are asked to park on the neighbouring streets until June 30. Spaces remain available for persons with reduced mobility. In such cases, please contact us to reserve a space for you.
By bus (groups only)
The Citadelle is not accessible by bus. Drivers are asked to drop their passengers off at the Citadelle entrance. A few parking spots are available for buses. It takes approximately five minutes from the bus lay-by to the residence.
Please consult Québec’s “Bus driver’s guide”, in French only (Guide pour les chauffeurs d’autobus) (pdf — 1.27 Mb).
Visitors with reduced mobility
The residence can be reached by car, taxi or small bus. Please call 418-648-4322 or 1-866-936-4422 to give us the date and time of your arrival so we may authorize your access to the residence. A few wheelchairs are available onsite.
*The schedule of activities may change without notice to accommodate official ceremonies.