Plains of Abraham
Plains of Abraham
4.5
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
About
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 ($).
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,771 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Area for Recereation
    An important historic site where the big battle happened that transferred power to the English. Now it's a huge park with some hikes to the river, lots of places to take a picnic and a museum. Huge area.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 13, 2023
  • AJracer54
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom1,163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Ice park. Plenty of places to walk to, nice views, great place for a bike ride. Kept well. Worth a visit when your are in Quebec. The open top bus runs through the park.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Perfect_Fan_Food_Ser
    Birmingham, Michigan931 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flashback of Joy
    My first visit to this park was June 1984. It was my high school senior trip. This time was a great visit. The history, the wonderfully maintained areas are breathtaking. Congratulations to the area and the government for keeping this place.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 25, 2023
  • AmarilisVos
    Jabbeke, Belgium2,318 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aeria exhibition is a must see
    We visited this museum on July 10. There is parking next to the museum. There is an entrance fee for a visit to the museum and a combined ticket with a guided bus ride along the important places around the museum. Our guide was Margueritte, the woman who gave birth to the first child in Québec. There is a small museum and a film about the battles during the Seven Years' War. The Aeria exhibition can be visited with a tablet. On the tablet you can see how the artist created the artworks.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Foodange
    Manchester, United Kingdom2,822 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Vast Park in a City
    Lovely to see such a vast, peaceful area of green next to a city centre. Great views over the river and city. Various sites dotted around as we walked from one to the other. Exited behind the Beaux-Arts Museum.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much about the country's French and British past.
    The Plains Of Abraham is an important historical area. This is a battlefields park, quite large in size. Its history goes a long way back to the early days of Canada's beginnings. There are museums and many activities that take place here. It is definitely worth visiting and learning so much about the country's French and British past.
    Visited August 2023
    Written October 20, 2023
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AmarilisVos
Jabbeke, Belgium2,318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We visited this museum on July 10. There is parking next to the museum. There is an entrance fee for a visit to the museum and a combined ticket with a guided bus ride along the important places around the museum. Our guide was Margueritte, the woman who gave birth to the first child in Québec.
There is a small museum and a film about the battles during the Seven Years' War.
The Aeria exhibition can be visited with a tablet. On the tablet you can see how the artist created the artworks.
Written August 18, 2023
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
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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robertdD5422BG
Trenton, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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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Mom R
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
The museum has a great video in both English and French. The exhibits did a great job explaining the battle in Quebec City that determined its fate in 1759. The ground floor exhibit had a a very interesting depiction of some of the people who lived in Quebec City long ago. The artwork was amazing. It started raining heavily so we came back and walked the beautiful grounds behind the museum the next day. The Citidal is next to the grounds of the Plains of Abraham. We also delayed doing that tour due to the amount of walking required.
Written September 29, 2022
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
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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Lockie H
Asheville, NC703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
I know that the park is very historic, and there are museums and such, but also, it’s just a nice big beautiful green space to walk around. Lots of green space, lots of spaces to spread out. Cute pathways with footprints. We were fortunate enough to have this park right behind our B&B, and we would go out every morning and enjoy our coffee in the park.
It’s green. It’s large. And yes, lots of important things happened here, but also, you can just enjoy the park without any historical context if you wish. Just walk around and soak in the greenery. There are lots of benches sprinkled around and the Joan of Arc garden is very nice with a rotating art exhibit.
Written October 19, 2022
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Davenium
Vancouver, Canada168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
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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Stephen A
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
This is a beautiful park, no question. If I lived here, I'd spent many hours here. However, as a tourist, with an interest in history, I was sadly disappointed. There is very little historical information around the park about the major battle that happened on the Plains of Abraham. The battlefield isn't ever marked anywhere. Apparently there is a marker where Montcalm was killed, but you'd have to know where to look in order to find it, as it's not on any of the maps. I didn't notice any historical information markers to note where the battle took place. I had to ask a Park's Canada employee, and even he was a little hazy on details.
I suspect the French don't want to dwell on this history. The entire area has technically been re-named to "Battlefields Park." There is a WWI cannon display, like that has anything to do with the Plains of Abraham. Honestly, even the museum adjacent to the Park is really not filled with much useful information.

***TIP*** If you're interested in seeing where the battles and major events of the battle took place, do your homework BEFORE you go, because you won't find much info once you're there.
Written August 27, 2023
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Yvonne B
Penticton, Canada386 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • 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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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The Plains Of Abraham is an important historical area. This is a battlefields park, quite large in size. Its history goes a long way back to the early days of Canada's beginnings. There are museums and many activities that take place here. It is definitely worth visiting and learning so much about the country's French and British past.
Written October 20, 2023
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