December 3

Plaines d'Abraham

Parc des Champs de Bataille
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Canada’s first national historic park. National Battlefields Park is over a hundred years old. Its main sites are the Plains of Abraham (98 hectares) and Des Braves Park (5 hectares).The 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham was the defining confrontation between the French and British Empires in North America. Months later, in 1760, the two powers clashed again in the Battle of Sainte-Foy, where Des Braves Park now stands.Today the task of preserving and presenting this magnificent park—one of the world’s most iconic urban green spaces—falls to the National Battlefields Commission. This green heart of the city is a community focal point and welcomes some 4 million visitors, both tourists and locals, each year.

Hours: park, Plains of Abraham Museum, artifacts exhibition, mobile application, group activities: year-round. Battles 1759-1760 (multimedia immersive exhibition about the siege of Québec): starting April 2015. Joan of Arc Garden, inline skating: May to October. Abraham's Bus, Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand, exhibition at Martello Tower 1 and New France exhibit: summer. Activities for Halloween: October. Winter decors and sports (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and equipment rental): mid-December to end of March (depending on weather conditions). Snowshoer: December to March.

Admission: rates vary, see website.

Closed: December 24-25-26 and January 1.

Schedule and rates are subject to change frequently and without notice. You should always visit their website or contact them before going.

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Address and coordinates, Plaines d'Abraham

835, avenue Wilfrid-Laurier


Free outdoor bike parking on site, Free outdoor car parking on site, Pay outdoor bus parking on site, Pay outdoor car parking on site

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