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Plains of Abraham, Quebec City

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Historic Site · Park
Visit Plains of Abraham, a historic area where the Battle for the Plains of Abraham took place in 1759. British forces invaded Quebec and defeated French troops, which led to the surrender of the city. Each year, the park sees millions of visitors and hosts sports, concerts, and festivals on an annual basis. It covers an area of 98 ha (240 ac) and features an interpretive center, as well as walking trails. Work out when and for how long to visit Plains of Abraham and other Quebec City attractions using our handy Quebec City tour itinerary website.
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  • 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...  more »
  • Nice vista over the st Laurence channel, green pastures with plenty of places to sit and relax The scene of a historic battle, and before that the farm of a farmer named Abraham Martin (hence the...  more »
  • We had to climb up 400 stairs to get to the plains as we were down by the river when we decided to go visit the plains but it was worth the climb (if you walk from the upper city/chateau Frontenac...  more »
  • This is one of the most historic places in Canada and every Canadian should see it at least once. For me, it made the whole event real and gave me a new appreciation for my heritage. It is very easy to imagine how the battle unfolded as much of the area is intact. I have developed a profound respect for the French, their culture and history as a result of visiting this place and I feel even more like a true Canadian.
  • It's a great place, and huge, for sports in the winter, or any season. Cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, skating, and jogging, there's someone doing these almost at anytime, day or night, no matter how cold. The views are spectacular and the proximity of cafes is a bonus.
  • Visited in winter, it was a nice place to walk around for an hour or two. Was excited to skate but it was quite busy and I didn't like the rental skates, they dug into my left heel so I only skated for a little bit
  • Loved to hear about the great history that took place here back in 1769. Hard to imagine great battles were fought here for 7 years between the English and French. There is so much history here, everywhere you look there are old buildings still erected from the 1700-1800's. So beautiful, rich in culture and history.
  • It's more about historical importance than an attraction. But the view of the St. Lawrence was pretty stunning. This is a large park area with cannons scattered around the perimeter. Lovely place to have a picnic on a summer evening.

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