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Plains of Abraham

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Address: 835, Wilfrid-Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H8, Canada
Phone Number: 418 648 4071
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Golfing
Description: This grassy field was the site of a famous battle between the French and...
This grassy field was the site of a famous battle between the French and the English in 1759.
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Great Open Space

We love the Plains of Abraham. It's a great open space where you can take a stroll and kids can run around. If you happen to be there on July 1 (Canada Day) or July 3 (Quebec... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We love the Plains of Abraham. It's a great open space where you can take a stroll and kids can run around. If you happen to be there on July 1 (Canada Day) or July 3 (Quebec Day), find a spot to sit on the lawn to enjoy outstanding fireworks displays. The Plains sit right at the edge of Old... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It was just great to stretch our legs after driving down from the Saguenay region. The gardens are lovely and you can visit the museum of fine arts - or just enjoy the sculptures on the exterior of the museum. Be sure to take in the sights by the Grey terrace.

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Saranac Lake, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

smack in the middle of this 11 day music festival, we rocked out to the Rolling Stones on their last stop of the Zip Code Tour. Excellent venue, well set up and organized. We also enjoyed a stroll thru the park along the st.Lawrence seaway. Public and accessible historical site with beautiful vistas and gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Such a pristine park. The lampposts are decorated with colorful flowers cascading from baskets. The grounds are impeccably groomed and the fountains create a peaceful backdrop for a delightful "time out". The park overlooks the industrious St. Lawrence River and the cannons stationed through out are a reminder of the rich history and battles that once took place right under... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful park area. Lots of seating for family picnics. Open spaces surrounded by mature trees and gentle breezes. Just enough monuments to give a sense of history, but definitely designed for use in modern times.

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Karalee, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I learned there are no such things as the Heights of Abraham they are the plains and this was the first time the British had ever used the thin red line. They were able to scale the Plains of Abraham from ground level after they spied women washing their clothes in the river and then walking up a dried out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Plains of Abraham is a very large park with a very large field in it. The field is used for major concerts during the year and Family programs in the Winter. The park has lots of benches and beautiful flowers and foliage. The kids can run, jump, skip and pretty much keep themselves busy reading some of the historical information... More 

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Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I suspect one must need to be a Canadian and know the history of this battlefield to appreciate what our guide indicated was the 'breech' that allowed the British to penetrate the city walls. The night we arrived, it presented a rise upon which hundreds of 'free spectators' were privy to the Rolling Stones (summer concerts).

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Such an amazing historical site on its own, but when it transforms into a vast outdoors amphitheater where up to 10000 people gather for some concerts during the Festival d'été, like the Rolling Stones, Patrick Watson, Roger Waters, it is simply magical.

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Waterford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Despite the historical war that appended there, it is a fun place to go! La St-Jean Baptiste, wow! The summer Festival Re-Wow! The perfect green place for concerts and parties! Quebec knows how to use the space! Well done!

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Address: 835, Wilfrid-Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5H8, Canada
Phone Number: 418 648 4071
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City

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