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The Battlefields Park, Quebec City

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Battlefield · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Stroll through The Battlefields Park, a historical urban national park and green lung of Quebec City. Established as a park in 1908, the area contains the Plains of Abraham--site of a famous 1759 battle between British and French forces. The British victory proved decisive for the subsequent development of the nation. View numerous pieces of artillery sprawled across the park and admire the Martello towers, which the British built to defend the city against an American siege. To visit The Battlefields Park and other attractions in Quebec City, use our Quebec City route builder site.
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  • We stumbled upon this, it was nice but I wouldn't say it was a must see for us. I think in the summer months it would be better to visit.  more »
  • A visit to the Battlefields Park takes one back into history when the French and British fought a battle. Certainly worth visiting.  more »
  • Very interesting to walk around and read about what happened "way back when" on these beautiful grounds. The museum is fine - film does a good job of explaining the French/Québecois point of view  more »
  • This is one of the most important historic sites anywhere in Canada because it was here that the modern history of Canada was determined. The government has done a good job in retaining well groomed open spaces so one can get a feel for the famous battle that took place here. It's best to employ a guide when driving along the route to learn as much history as possible but a good brochure will do in a pinch.
  • I walked this park from all angles over the course of a week and was envious over the wonderful space that Quebec has set aside for the enjoyment of her citizens. From the Citadel to the the Museum of Fine Arts and beyond, the park is a series of rolling fields, nature paths and gardens. Large stands of hardwood trees line auto roads and walking paths and there are cannons of all description throughout the park. A wonderful place to get away from it all for a bit.
  • The best place to relax in Quebec City. Summer will be a joy all around this park. The comfort feeling of being in a peaceful city rid of the big city problems and bad people will make you add hours of enjoyment and bliss while strolling about these grassy, monumental landscapes. History was here too. It's an added cultural event knowing what happened through your environment as you sink in the atmosphere.
  • I really like this park. Not sure exactly why but I think it's a combination of the fact that it's very historically important, it had many hills and valleys, it was so quiet and peaceful, and it was full of vegetation... Read the history before you go, the geographical and structural nature of it have contributed to the way battles turned out and history got shaped
  • Cannot say too much about the displays, equipment, staff & interpretive information. I learned so much. Cannot wait to go back. Quebec City is very easy to get around in. As visitors, we certainly got around very well walking & on public transit. Did not need a car. Hope to return soon😊

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