A Winter Blast Where North America's Fate Was Sealed

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Published on January 27, 2020
Three friends are snowshoeing on the snow-capped Plains of Abraham and heading towards the historic Martello Tower.
Francis Gagnon

Content partnerThe National Battlefields Commission

Looking for a place to do something active, fun, and rewarding with a loved one, friends, or family? Look no further than the Plains of Abraham for a great time in the heart of Québec City. Here are 3 reasons to visit this magnificent urban park during your winter vacation.

  • 1

    Immerse Yourself in Moments that Changed the Course of History

    The Plains of Abraham are more than just a urban park—they’re steeped in history. The Plains of Abraham Museum has a wealth of information about the decisive battle that shaped the future of North America. Start with the captivating Battles: 1759–1760 exhibition and its immersive video that takes you into the thick of the conflict—you’ll feel like you were there. And before you leave, be sure to check out Identities, an exhibition featuring a collection of artefacts from the park.

  • 2

    Enjoy Heaps of Outdoor Fun

    The Plains of Abraham are an oasis amid the hustle and bustle where you can breathe the fresh air, cut loose, and unwind. Try out the most popular winter activities just a stone’s throw from the city’s top attractions. Skiers and hikers of all levels can explore several kilometres of trails. Skaters will love gliding on one of the most beautiful rinks in Québec City. Rent skis, crazy carpets and skates and stop by the restaurant onsite to thaw out and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.

  • 3

    Take In Some of the Best Views in the City

    Mention de source Robert Greffard, Ville de Québec

    The Plains of Abraham rival the most beautiful parks in the world, like Central Park, New York City, and Hyde Park, London. You’ll be blown away by the spectacular views as you explore. From Pierre-Dugua-De Mons Terrace, snap some of the best photos of Québec City, from the St. Lawrence River to the Château Frontenac. Or why not immortalize the Martello Towers and Citadelle de Québec—the largest fortress in North America—in a photo? Cap off your day with jaw-dropping shots of the sunset over Québec City to preserve the memories of your trip to the Plains of Abraham. Enjoy your visit!

    The National Battlefields Commission
    835, avenue Wilfrid-Laurier 
    Québec CityQC  G1R 2L3 

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