The residence of the governor general is located inside the Citadelle of Québec. It was established in 1872 by the Earl of Dufferin.
Photo : OSGG
2013 schedule for public tours
Saturdays and Sundays: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday to Friday, by reservation;
June 24 to September 2: daily, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2013 schedule for groups
April 1 to October 31: daily, by reservation
Official events may require unforeseen changes to your visit.
Free for everyone
To discover, see and do...
The Residence of the Governor General is exceptionally beautiful! It is located in the heart of the Citadelle of Québec, overlooking the St. Lawrence River. This splendid heritage structure has served as the second official home and workplace of Canada’s governor general since 1872. This is where the governor general fulfills his or her official duties when in Quebec City, and where he or she welcomes dignitaries and honours Canadians. In the company of a guide, discover the unique interior design and a remarkable collection of art and period furnishings. Explore the State rooms and learn about the governor general’s daily responsibilities.
- National historic site (Canada)
- Federal heritage building (Canada)
- Historic site (Quebec)
Activities or attractions nearby
-Royal 22e Régiment Museum (the Citadelle of Québec)
-Old Quebec City
-Plains of Abraham
Guided tours: French, English
- Picnic area
- Customized activities (specific groups)
- Parking (buses)
- Other service(s): Three educational missions are available for school groups according to grade level.
Guided tours: 125 people
Number of sites to visit: 1 Residence of the Governor General