The Trudelle Monument

Le Monument Trudelle

Mr. Alfred Trudelle, former architect for the Quebec government, designed the monument and had it built by Laforce and Frère, marble workers in Quebec City. Work began on August 23, 1910 and was completed two weeks later, on September 1. The helmet that rests on the capital was sculpted by Georges Trudelle.

The monument has a total height of twenty-five feet above its base, which is four feet high. Including the helmet, the total height is thirty feet and the approximate weight is thirty-two tons.

The monument can be seen from Route 138 along the St. Lawrence River. To get there, if you are coming from Quebec City, past the Montmorency Falls, turn left at the traffic lights onto Dugal Street which is well indicated. Dugal street will take you back a few hundred meters to the west to get to the monument on your right. If you are coming from Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, turn right at the traffic lights on Dugal Street and continue west to the monument.