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Plains of Abraham, Quebec City

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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. For Plains of Abraham and beyond, use our Quebec City family vacation planner to get the most from your Quebec City vacation.
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  • August 15, 2017
    If you want to spend some time walking near old Quebec you can go there. Nice view of the river and close to the street Grande Allée that has several nice restaurants. It connects to the Château Front...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Begin the tour by the Museum and his film illustrating the history of new france. Then, the ballad in the Plains became more vivid. Here and there, we see squirrels and marmots (end of day). The view is superb. Don't forget to stop him visiting the martello Tower.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Go to the Plains of Abraham museum first and then the walk around the park will be even more meaningful. Well tended gardens - especially the Joan of Arc garden - and places for the kids to play as we...  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    Excellent family choice for Canada day celebrations. Canada 150 had tons of activities including obstacle courses for kids, museum entry, concerts and cake etc. All of the above at zero cost.
  • May 7, 2017
    It was a good experience. Me and My School went 2 weeks ago and it was a great view of the saint-Laurence River. Very good site seeing location
  • June 6, 2017
    Quebec City is a European city located in Canada. Great views of the city and the St Lawrence from the top. Nice relaxing spot.
  • May 30, 2017
    Very nice historical park in the city, lots to do and see, Martello's towers to the fortifications of the citadelle of Quebec. The view on the city or the St. Lawrence river is amazing.
  • March 4, 2017
    This is a very large outdoor area, somehow preserved within a busy city. Lots of walkways through the area, huge amount of greenspace to explore and take in the views. You can take the usual tourist path around to the area, or take an adventure up the almost 400 stairs up the cap-blanc stairway to the plains. Walk along the river, see the old houses, then make your way through side streets and to the bottom of the stairs to start the climb. It will seem like you're walking aimlessly to nowhere, but then you will see a steady stream of people at all hours of the day walking and running the stairs. There's a nice garden in the plains, and the area is surrounded by all kinds of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops to take a break in.

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