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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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada3,905 contributions
What happened here over apparently just a 12M long battle changed the course of Canadian history and allowed both the British and the French to have a soldier enter its pantheon of heroes ew Wolfe and Montcalm, respectively, both dying due to wounds sustained. I do wish there was more signage here as to where exactly the battle took place. Today the warriors have left and brilliant green grass holds sway. The National Battlefields Commission [NBC, Canuck version] has done a good job with its floral displays. Other historic periods are represented with Martello Tower 1.
The name? Abraham Martin leased land for his livestock in the 17th c. The name stuck.
Written August 14, 2022
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monkeycowmeow
Elma, NY447 contributions
Great location for a bike ride, picnic, or some history lessons. It's very large, so epect to walk or ride quite a bit if you want to see it all, although it is mostly just open green space.
Written July 31, 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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dambanker
Toronto, Canada725 contributions
If you have any appreciation for Canadian history this is a must see in Quebec. There are really not many battlefields in Canada. That alone makes this a must visit. More importantly this one shaped Canada and it is now a beautiful park.

They have informative plaques in the area and it is a short walk to or from Old Quebec. Enjoyed explaining the significance to my American friend. Could have spent more time here, it was great to see this. I also enjoyed the views overlooking the St Lawrence and La Citadelle. It was great to see this battlefield in person finally.
Written July 24, 2022
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Yvonne B
Penticton, Canada300 contributions
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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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Asiabukster
Lorton, VA9 contributions
Although it might have historical significance I would not go out of my way to see this. Just happened to be at the end of the La Promenade des Gouverneurs which we came to at the end of a fairly long walk with a few ups and downs of stairs.
Written July 15, 2022
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Lisa F
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If you enjoy history this is a must see. My teenage son and I spent many hours here, at the museum, the grounds, and the Martello tower. We absolutely loved it all but especially the self-guided tour at the Martello tower.
Written July 8, 2022
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada988 contributions
Walked and strolled here after brunch - great place to get a walk/exercise in.
The area has historic significance and they try to keep events in the courtyard/gardens which are always interesting.
Martello towers are located as part of the plains.
There are great spots to have picnics and there is always a great view of the river.
Written June 13, 2022
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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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PandPBlackpool
Hindley, UK294 contributions
We set off along Grande Allee looking for somewhere to get breakfast and didn't find anywhere until we'd travelled about 3 kilometres. After breakfast we walked through the Plains of Abraham back to Vieux Quebec and it was a lovely stroll through woodland paths. Would have loved to repeat the trip but had to leave Quebec the next day.
Written June 8, 2022
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