Commission des champs de bataille nationaux

835, avenue Wilfrid-Laurier
Niveau 0
Québec
QC, G1R 2L3

It was on the Plains of Abraham that French troops lost to the British during a noteworthy battle in Canadian history.

Given the site's significant heritage, the Plains of Abraham were named a National Historic Park of Canada. Battlefields Park is also one of the most prestigious urban parks in the world.

History buffs will want to visit the Plains of Abraham Museum to learn more about the battles that took place here in 1759 and 1760, either through an interactive museum experience or a guided tour.

Battlefields Park is an outdoor recreational site, right in the heart of the city! In the winter, you can go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing along the groomed trails, or go skating on the ice ring. In the summer, the park becomes a popular picnic area, where you can eat your lunch under the shade of a century-old maple tree, go jogging, watch an outdoor concert at the Edwin Bélanger Bandstand or read a book while relaxing in the Joan of Arc Garden.

Activities

  • Museums

    The Plains of Abraham Museum is the information and reception centre of the Battlefields Park. It offers permanent and temporary exhibitions,…

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  • Historical Sites

    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)…

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  • Gardens and Nature Walk

    Battlefields Park was created in 1908 at the site of clashes between the British and French armies led by Wolfe and Montcalm (1759), and then Murray…

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  • Snowshoeing

    Enjoy winter sports for free in an enchanting location in the heart of the city! A 3.8 km trail (round trip) is laid out for snowshoeing and an…

    Read
  • Cross-Country Skiing

    Ski for free in an accessible and enchanting site with a view of the Saint-Lawrence River! Enjoy 13.9 km of trails laid out for classic and skating…

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Schedule:
All Days: 9am - 5pm

835, avenue Wilfrid-Laurier
Niveau 0
Québec, QC,
G1R 2L3
Commission des champs de bataille nationaux

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  • Museums

    The Plains of Abraham Museum is the information and reception centre of the Battlefields Park. It offers permanent and temporary exhibitions, including "Battles 1759-1760", "Aeria" and "Identities", as well as various activities. You will also find all the information you need to explore Canada's first national historic park, which welcomes some 4 million visitors each year.

  • Historical Sites

    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. The urban park welcomes some 4 millions visitors each year!

  • Gardens and Nature Walk

    Battlefields Park was created in 1908 at the site of clashes between the British and French armies led by Wolfe and Montcalm (1759), and then Murray and Lévis (1760). The Plains of Abraham are recognized as one of the most prestigious urban parks in the world, a celebration of recreational activity, culture and history. Several walking trails criss-cross the park, leading to spectacular viewpoints and countless attractions, activities and exhibitions visitors can appreciate year-round.

  • Snowshoeing

    Enjoy winter sports for free in an enchanting location in the heart of the city! A 3.8 km trail (round trip) is laid out for snowshoeing and an equipment rental service ($) is available at the Skaters' chalet, next to the Plains of Abraham Skating Rink.

    Difficulty Level: Easy, Intermediate
    Length: 2.4 miles

    Available Unavailable
    Backcountry Sector
    Snowshoe Rental
  • Cross-Country Skiing

    Ski for free in an accessible and enchanting site with a view of the Saint-Lawrence River! Enjoy 13.9 km of trails laid out for classic and skating cross-country skiing, a waxing room and two heated rest areas. An equipment rental service ($) is also available at the Skaters' chalet, next to the Plaines of Abraham skating rink.

    Number of Trails - Easy: 2
    Number of Trails - Intermediate: 4
    Number of Trails - Difficult: 0
    Length: 8.6 miles

    Available Unavailable
    Backcountry Sector
    Cross-Country Ski Rentals
    Ski-Skating