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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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  • We walked the Plains of Abraham every morning during our trip. There were plenty of great views and interesting historical sites to keep us entertained.  more »
  • The Plains of Abraham is a pleasant park with a nice flower garden, walking paths, and an associated museum covering the battle between the British and French in the mid-1700s.. In late May the tulips...  more »
  • We were on a bus tour so maybe not the best way to give an unbiased view. However, the city was preparing for a festival, which part of it will be taking place here. There is also a lot of constructio...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Quebec City is a European city located in Canada. Great views of the city and the St Lawrence from the top. Nice relaxing spot.
  • 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.
  • 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.