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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. 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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  • I had a great Air BnB across from the plains, and after seven days had not finished exploring. My only complaint would be a lack of maps specific to the features and historical treasures found inside ...  more »
  • Our family of four was skiing there over Christmas time. We had our own skis and the parking was very easy. The place is beautiful in the winter, great views of the river. The lights at night make pos...  more »
  • We visited in the fall and it was very green still and warm sunny weather. We walked and also took the bus around the city with a stop there. It is now a beautiful park with a lot of history.  more »
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  • 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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