Plains of Abraham

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Plains of Abraham
4.5
Historic Sites • Parks
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Site of major battles, the Battlefields Park includes the Plains of Abraham and Des Braves Park. Apart from its historical past, the Park is to Québec what Central Park and Hyde Park are to New York and London: a city park of outstanding value, the lungs of the city. The Plains of Abraham Museum is the gateway to the Park, offering exhibitions, activities, services and all information for your visit. Year-round, dive into history with an interactive exhibition on the battles of Québec and an exhibition on artefacts from the Park's archeological collection. From July to the end of October, explore the Plains of Abraham with the Escape Bag Rally or a family treasure hunt. Discover also the dark side of the Plains with fun and terrifying activities for all ages during Halloween and the Month of the Dead. In winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or ice skating! Equipment rental on site ($).
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TO-psych
Toronto, Canada306 contributions
I walked around here and glimpsed some nice views of the St. Lawrence river and then came back another day to try snowshoeing. The park is huge, so keep that in mind. On the end closer to the fortified walls of the old town, you have the Plains of Abraham museum. On the other end, you have the skating rink and a small chalet. In the middle, the park includes the area behind the 4 buildings of the Musee National de Beaux Arts de Quebec (MNBAQ).

The area is serviced by Bus #11 which starts at the Gare Fluvial (the ferry docks of the Old Port), winds its way through the Old Town, and then goes along Grand Allee.

The small chalet next to the skating rink is where you can rent cross country skis, skates, or snowshoes. The prices are very reasonable. For snowshoeing, it's $10/2 hours which is a good amount of time (I couldn't last longer in this cold weather!!). There was a young man at the desk who was not terribly helpful or friendly. I had to get him to switch the snowshoes because the first pair he gave me had broken buckled and wouldn't secure onto my boot very well. I explained (in French) that it was my first time snowshoeing. He was like "meh". Good thing I had done my research on the different trails because he offered no assistance or suggestions whatsoever. I was the only customer at the time I would have expected a bit more, but that's okay.

I had a lovely time snowshoeing along the plains, starting with the path by the river and then doing one of the loops that goes behind the art museums. I also loved seeing locals in their element! There were some very intense and athletic cross country skiiers or people out with their dogs. The paths are clearly numbered and marked.

Definitely a fun winter activity I would recommend to anyone! Snowshoeing is probably the most accessible as it doesn't require much skill or equipment :)
Written February 5, 2022
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robertdD5422BG
Trenton, Canada27 contributions
These Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, and the walled city of Quebec all share a common history. It is the early history of Canada and is awesome to learn about. The plains museum has amazing exhibits and offers tours of a Martello tower, and the plains, guided by Abrahams wife herself. Find out how it came to be called The Plains of Abraham and the detailed history of all the battles fought there.
Written July 31, 2022
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,371 contributions
We were pleased to find that our hotel backed onto the Plains of Abraham. Although we were only in Québec City for 3 days, we did spend a lot of time exploring this historically significant park. One day we packed a light lunch and had a picnic in the park. The Martello Towers and Jardin Jeanne-d'Arc are located here.
Written September 19, 2021
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Lauren B.
North Carolina5 contributions
Great area to explore, even on a windy cold day! We enjoyed walking around in the snow and looking out at the icy river from a great vantage point. Our visit was in early December, so the winter sports rental options were not open yet. We went through the small museum and looked at some of the artifacts, but we mostly just enjoyed being outdoors in the snow!
Written October 12, 2020
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,253 contributions
Be prepared to walk a lot. This is a huge park in the city and it is full of things to do and history. There is space to exercise, a playground for the kids, water splash, city views, the belle art museum it is also there. Access to the lower old city. Beautiful green spaces and gardens. FREE activity!
Written July 6, 2021
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Rey
Myrtle Beach, SC46 contributions
Hiking on the Plains of Abraham provided a panoramic view of Old Quebec City. It is breathtaking and will give pause to the beauty of it all. The British were fighting the French and Indian War in America and the Seven Years War in Europe at the time of the battle on September 13, 1759. During the battle. Both General Wolfe and the Marquis de Montcalm died of wounds. The Plains extend to the Citadelle of Quebec and the wall of Quebec along a plateau above the St. Lawrence River.
Written March 10, 2020
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Yvonne B
Penticton, Canada298 contributions
Friends
On our cross Canada trip, my sister and I visited the Plains of Abraham. As a history buff, I wanted to see where the historic battle took place. We reached the Plains by climbing a very long stairway. We were glad that there were resting spots along the way. We had our two small dogs with us and they made this steep climb with us. We enjoyed seeing the many sights that this historic place has to offer. We highly recommend it to others but wear comfortable clothing and good footwear.
Written July 21, 2022
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Renée
Canada407 contributions
You do not realize how big the plains are until you are actually walking there! Once you visit the museum and the tower, you can picture what it was like in the past. Along the way, there are various commemorative plaques that are very informative. This is a nice area to walk and picnic. The views from some areas are very beautiful! The area is well kept and clean.
Written July 25, 2021
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Davenium
Vancouver, BC153 contributions
Really interesting part of Canadian history in a stunning location. We meandered across the plains and then walked down the walkway to the St. Lawrence that had excellent signage/information telling the story of the Plains of Abraham. Free for all to enjoy!
Written November 10, 2021
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TD Henry
Apple Valley, CA214 contributions
I had a couple nice, calm, relaxing walks here while vacationing in Quebec. This is the site of one of the most historic battles between the English and the French and is central to Canadian history. I walked from the Citadelle to the Musee des beaux-arts which is worth a visit.
Written June 12, 2022
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