The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
The Citadelle
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How to get to the residence


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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.

Address

Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec
Côte de la Citadelle (near the St. Louis Gate)
Québec QC  G1R 4V7
Canada 

How to reach us

Telephone: 418-648-4322
Toll free: 1-866-936-4422
Facsimile: 418-648-5157
Email: citadelle@gg.ca

On foot

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.

By car

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.

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 chauffeurs d’autobus)  (pdf — 1.27 Mb).

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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 or your arrival so we may authorize your access to the residence. A few wheelchairs are available onsite.

The Citadelle is a working residence and active military base. Official events may require unforeseen changes to your visit.

Date modified: January 30, 2014