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Discover Québec’s Capital in a Day

The Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec has prepared a program of guided walking tours of the city of Québec called Découvrir la capitale nationale (Discover Québec’s Capital). The tours are geared to Québec student groups and accredited youth drop-in centres.

Every year, about 12,000 people from Québec’s 17 regions take part in these tours.

Four Educational Tours

Discover Québec’s Capital in a Day

Through four themes covering the history of the city of Québec since its very beginnings, young people will discover the key figures and events of the capital’s history while visiting its emblematic sites. Every theme is offered in two versions, one for primary school students and the other for secondary school students, in accordance with the Québec Education Program.

Each tour focuses on a period of the capital’s history:

  • Québec, capitale de la Nouvelle-France​
  • Québec, capitale sous le drapeau britannique
  • Québec, capitale nationale
  • Québec, de pied en cap

The indoor tour of the hôtel du Parlement is included in the Québec, capitale nationale tour but may be unavailable during times of peak activity.

Discover Québec’s Capital in a Day

Transportation Subsidy

The Commission de la capitale nationale offers a transportation subsidy to educational establishments in the province of Québec that reserve a Découvrir la capitale nationale guided tour. Subsidy amounts vary between $75 and $1,330, depending on distance to the city of Québec. Certain conditions apply.

Information and Reservations

For more information, go to the Découvrir la capitale nationale section of the Commission de la capitale nationale site (French only).