Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
The Québec Garrison Club
Le cercle de la garnison de Québec
The Québec Garrison Club embodies the British tradition of private clubs in which the military and civil elites gather. Founded in 1879 by Canadian militia officers, the Club has hosted countless social and recreational events over the years, as well as official visits and meetings. The building was originally constructed in 1816 as the headquarters of the Royal Engineers, and was later enlarged and modified. The prestige of this Club, as well as its distinguished buildings and gardens, enrich the heritage character of Old Québec.
Depuis sa fondation en 1879 par des officiers de la milice canadienne, le Cercle de la Garnison de Québec perpétue la tradition britannique de réunir des membres de l'élite militaire et civile au sein d'un club privé. Au fil des ans, il est le théâtre d'activités sociales et récréatives ainsi que de nombreuses rencontres et visites officielles. Il occupe dès l'origine l'ancien bureau des Ingénieurs royaux, un bâtiment de 1816 qui sera agrandi et modifié. Tant par la présence de ses édifices et de ses jardins que par son prestige, le Cercle rehausse le caractère patrimonial du Vieux-Québec.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Marker series. Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 46° 48.585′ N, 71° 12.635′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on Rue Saint Louis just from Cote de la Citadelle, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 97 Rue Saint Louis, Québec, Quebec G1R 3Z6, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jonathan Sewell (within shouting distance of this marker); Quebec Boer War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Les Conferences de Québec de 1943 et 1944 (within shouting distance of this marker); Augustin-Norbert Morin (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortifications de / of Québec (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); General Montgomery’s Army (about 90 meters away); Premier Hôtel de Ville (about 120 meters away); Frontenac (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
Categories. • Military •
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