We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Plains of Abraham

Address: 835, Wilfrid-Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H8, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
Phone Number: 418 648 4071
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$90*
and up
Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip from...
90%
Ranked #11 of 216 things to do in Quebec City
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Golfing, Cross-country skiing
Fee: No
Owner description: This grassy field was the site of a famous battle between the French...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Golfing, Cross-country skiing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This grassy field was the site of a famous battle between the French and the English in 1759.
Write a Review

638 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    355
    221
    49
    11
    2
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Summertown, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you're not a history buff, this is a nice green space in old Quebec. The plains are unsheltered, so heed the warnings and dress appropriately. In the winter, you're going to need all of the winter gear you can find to enjoy yourself here. In the summer it can still be quite blustery. For those who are interested in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sawley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Plains of Abraham during the day, at night, for a festival and for a picnic. It is fantastic in all settings and definitely worth a visit. Also worth exploring the history of the place as quite impressive

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Go during Carnival - a truly amazing sight to behold. So much to see and do, something for everyone. Surrounded by history at every turn. A must see!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Quebec City, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No matter what the season, there's always something going on ... In winter, apart from le carnaval, there are activities for the family as well as snowshoeing, cross country skiing etc. in the summer, apart from the concerts with well known stars (Paul McCartney, and ACDC this summer), we mustn't forget the simple beauty of the Plains. And, it's within... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brantford, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited this area for the Winter Festival which was an entertaining experience for first time travellers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paola, Ks
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A visit to The Plains of Abraham brings you to a crossroads of history. You get to explore The Citadelle, the great walls of the city here, and a view of Parliament. We also got to enjoy so many of the Winter Carnival events here as well. The snow and ice sculptures, ice slides, food, drink and vending.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
104 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

He was the farmer who used the "Plains" out side the Citadel as a grazing pasture for sheep. We most recently saw the Plains as the setting for the Quebec Winter Carnival. That alone gets numerous stars, but the gem is the winter cross country skiing over miles or open parkland. And it free.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Plains of Abraham has got major historical significance for Quebec but it really was my haven whilst I was here. Much of my spare time was spent traipsing around the manicured lawns and walking around the awesome Lawrence river. I really enjoyed the peace and quietness around here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
vancouver
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

walking on the plane in any season is wonderful you have the citadelle the walls la porte st-louis the parliement on the other side of the beautiful grande-allée fantastic

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very beautiful and big park. You can walk and enjoy a great scenery ! This is an important place for the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Plains of Abraham also viewed

 

Been to Plains of Abraham? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Plains of Abraham staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?