La Citadelle today

La Citadelle today

Today, more than ever, La Citadelle de Québec is bustling with activity. With more than 120 000 annual visitors from the world over, it is a true historic treasure and tourism asset in the heart of Québec City. Its unique character is widely recognized: La Citadelle was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1980 and belongs to the Old Québec district, which UNESCO declared a World Heritage Site in 1985.

The fortress continues to be inhabited by the Commandant of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal 22e Régiment, the Governor-General of Canada and the Regiment's unmarried soldiers. La Citadelle is also a venue for many activities and ceremonies: changing of the guard, lowering of the Canadian flag and beating a retreat.

The citadel's inhabitants are preparing to celebrate their 100th anniversary! The year 2014 will mark one century since the 22nd (French-Canadian) Battalion was founded in October 1914. The Royal 22e Régiment will celebrate with various activities including the inauguration of the new Royal 22e Régiment Museum and the unveiling of the new permanent exhibition: ''Je me souviens'' (I remember).

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