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 ($).
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  • TO-psych
    Toronto, Canada344 contributions
    Winter snowshoeing
    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 :)
    Visited February 2022
    Written February 5, 2022
  • Rey
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina46 contributions
    The Battle that Change History: Britain victorious Win Quebec and Canada
    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.
    Visited July 2019
    Written March 10, 2020
  • Lauren B.
    North Carolina5 contributions
    great for a snowy walk with friends
    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!
    Visited December 2019
    Written October 12, 2020
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA6,459 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Very nice grounds where concerts are hosted.

Nice place for a picnic as well.

Very expansive and very well maintained area.
Written September 25, 2023
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GlobetrottingSwede
Paris, France3,228 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
The park is nice, but the citadel is not so interesting please from the outside. That’s because it is built in the flat style that Vauban used in the 1600s.

Also, not much information so you may want to read up on it before you go there if you were interested in history.
Written September 21, 2023
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patriciay455
Baltimore, MD266 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
This is truly a gem that everyone should visit. It is a lovely way to spend a few hours. The grounds and gardens are just gorgeous. Great place to just sit or have a picnic.
Written September 2, 2023
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Stephen A
4 contributions
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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AmarilisVos
Jabbeke, Belgium2,315 contributions
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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Perfect_Fan_Food_Ser
Birmingham, MI892 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Solo
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.
Written July 25, 2023
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mdgarbaciak
Scottsdale, AZ25 contributions
Jun. 2023
This field is where Charles Lindberg landed to bring medicine to a dear friend who was very ill. The beauty and surrounding of this historical area is must to experience,
Written July 1, 2023
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AJracer54
Aylesbury, UK1,146 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
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.
Written June 29, 2023
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ABtourist
Edmonton, Canada81 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Some difficulty moving around that park as there were items being set up for St. Jean Baptise Day. Be prepared to walk up and down hills.
Written June 19, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA15,928 contributions
Jun. 2023
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.
Written June 14, 2023
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