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Manège militaire Voltigeurs de Québec Manège militaire Voltigeurs de Québec



Work on the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury began in 1885. The building was inaugurated in 1888 to handle the withdrawal of British troops. Home to the oldest French-speaking battalion in North America, the Armoury boasts 130 years of history and architecture just waiting to be discovered.

This French-inspired, neo-Gothic military building was the precursor of many other important buildings throughout the country. That’s why it’s the only Canadian armoury to be designated a national historic site.


Expo-Québec being held behind the Armoury (photo)


12th Québec City Auto Show (photo)


A fire ravaged the armoury on the night of April 4 and early morning of April 5, 2008, destroying everything but the façade and a large part of the collection of historical objects.


10th Québec City International Festival of Military Bands (photo)

After careful reflection and a major investment, the Armoury has been reimagined today as the only multifunctional hall of its kind in Québec that can accommodate large-scale events.