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Plains of Abraham

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Address: 835, Wilfrid-Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 2L3, Canada
Phone Number: 14186496157
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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We went on a tour to see this beautiful park . Very green and lush but we were not allowed to wander on our own and unfortunately the guide did not speak good English

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a tour to see this beautiful park . Very green and lush but we were not allowed to wander on our own and unfortunately the guide did not speak good English

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We turned down the street in search of the Citadel and ended here - the expansive view of the river below, the Joan of Arc gardens, and the history of the area displayed along the walk ways made for an enjoyable experience.

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Thank QueenBee0301
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a large area with a lot of history! It's well worth the visit. The views are nice. If you have a way to get here go for it.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful park with lots of history. Definitely worth visiting. There were many statues and flower gardens to walk around and visit. Good vista to see the city.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Experience the turning point, took only 15 minutes, in Canadian History. There is so much to experience and see and learn.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was thrilled to visit the Plains of Abraham as a bit of a history buff. There are many markers throughout giving a brief story of the battles and the "7 years war". Also just a nice park in general with some lovely views over the St. Lawrence

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked up the hill by the Chateau Frontinac and saw the fortification & cannons ... There is restoration work going on so couldn't get right up - I saw the big rocks in the dry moat that would be used to restore some of the area. After that I took the long road of stairs- just off the boardwalk... More 

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Thank S_Leach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This battlefield was crucial in the fight between the British and French for supremacy in North America. The bus around the battlefield stops the first week of Sept. Instead we watched the 30 minute video which explained the events here and the eventual surrender in Montreal. Not going to give the ending away but you can guess the outcome easily.

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Thank Julie N
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The area has both some beautiful walking trails and of course is a rich historical site about the battle that arguably made Canada. It's also fun to look around critically and question when, how and why different parts of the battle site have monuments, and how they represent the tension around the period of UK rule of Quebec.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park runs along the river. But the views are limited. The park has rolling hills and museums at both ends. A great place to lay in the grass , have a picnic, through a frizbee, all weather permitting

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