The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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The Citadelle of Québec

The Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec

To increase awareness of the role of the governor general of Canada and to provide students with a school outing in the beautiful City of Québec, the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle offers a program that is sure to please young visitors.

All our activities are free of charge.

On Her Excellency’s Secret Service (School Program)

Duration: 60 minutes

This activity is based on the famous Clue™ board game and helps students explore the State rooms of the residence in their search for clues to solve a mystery. Three educational, interactive and fun missions are available, according to grade level. The suggested activities were designed to complement lessons students learn in class, in accordance with various provincial curricula.

Mission Audience Dates Hours
New France Grades 3 and 4 April, May and June
September and October
Monday to Friday,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(last reservation at 4 p.m.)
Responsible Government Grades 5 and 6
Democracy Grades 7 to 9 / Secondary I and II

The schedule of activities may change without notice to accommodate official ceremonies.

Heralds and Heroes

Duration: 90 minutes

Knights and princesses are invited to participate in a tournament during which they will acquire the necessary qualities to be part of the Herald Brotherhood. Each of the five challenges will help them discover the fascinating world of heraldry—the science of coats of arms. Are you up to the challenge?

Audience Age Group Dates Hours
Schools Students aged 5 to 12 April, May and June
September and October
Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(last reservation at 3:30 p.m)
Day Camps Children aged 5 to 12 July and August Monday to Friday,
Mornings only

The schedule of activities may change without notice to accommodate official ceremonies.


Our educational programs are available for students and children groups only. Reservations are mandatory and must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Reservations: 418-648-4322 or 1-866-936-4422 or

Group Arrivals

  • Groups are welcomed at the bus lay-by, on the Côte de la Citadelle. Please notify us at the time of your reservation if you will be visiting the Citadelle of Québec (Le Musée Royal 22e Régiment) before touring the governor general’s residence.
  • The Citadelle is an active military base as well as the governor general’s residence and workplace. For security reasons, visitors are not allowed to wander freely throughout the site or in the residence. All visitors, including tour leaders and chaperones, must follow their appointed guide at all times.


  • Public restrooms, water fountains, vending machines and a gift shop are located at the Visitor Centre of the Musée Royal 22e Régiment.
  • Rest areas and picnic tables are also available on-site.
  • Groups may wish to bring their lunches to Battlefield Park (Plains of Abraham), a few minutes away from the Citadelle (
  • The bus lay-by is located at the entrance to the Citadelle.
  • Wheelchairs are available on-site for mobility-impaired guests. Please contact us in advance of your visit at 418-648-4322 or 1-866-936-4422 (toll-free), or by email at to make arrangements.

How to get to the Citadelle

For more information about the Citadelle
Royal 22e Régiment Museum
Canada’s Historic Places | Québec Citadel

Date modified: October 2, 2017