Canada's first national historic park. National Battlefields Park is over a hundred years old. Its main sites are the Plains of Abraham (98 hectares) and Des Braves Park (5 hectares).The 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham was the defining confrontation between the French and British Empires in North America. Months later, in 1760, the two powers clashed again in the Battle of Sainte-Foy, where Des Braves Park now stands.Today the task of preserving and presenting this magnificent park—one of the world's most iconic urban green spaces—falls to the National Battlefields Commission. This green heart of the city is a community focal point and welcomes some 4 million visitors, both tourists and locals, each year.
Hours: park, Plains of Abraham Museum, artifacts exhibition, mobile application, group activities: year-round. Joan of Arc Garden, inline skating: May to October. Abraham's Bus, Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand, exhibition at Martello Tower 1 and New France exhibit: summer. Activities for Halloween: October. Winter decors and sports (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and equipment rental): mid-December to end of March (depending on weather conditions). Snowshoer: December to March.
Admission: rates vary, see website.
Closed: December 24-25-26 and January 1.
Schedule and rates are subject to change without notice. Visit their website or contact them for up-to-date information.
835, avenue Wilfrid-Laurier
Borough of La Cité - Limoilou / Downtown
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|Establishment offering individual activities for youth, Individual clients|
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Free outdoor bike parking on site, Free outdoor car parking on site, Pay outdoor bus parking on site, Pay outdoor car parking on site
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Put on your caps, mittens, arrow-head sashes and snowshoes to accompany a 20th century snowshoer in the park, along the course mapped out by the Plains of Abraham’s sports history. A member of the...