Plains of Abraham & Battlefield Park, Quebec City

Plains of Abraham & Battlefield Park, Quebec City (must see)

This historic area was named after Abraham Martin (1589-1664), a river pilot who owned the land and became famous in 1759 after the battle of the Plains of Abraham. The 43.7 hectare area contains an interesting interpretive center and walking trails, monuments and a column identical to the one built here in 1849, as well as a cross to commemorate the soldiers lost in World War I. The park itself was created in 1908, on Quebec’s 300th anniversary, and is 108 hectares in area.

Why You Should Visit:
The park is expansive and very well maintained. You can walk yourself around the battlefields without taking a guided tour as explanatory signs are everywhere.
There are all sorts of activities during the summer and holidays, as well as many quiet areas to just relax and enjoy the solitude of the area.
The museum offers a variety of exhibits and a short film about the famous battle – all worth seeing.

Tip:
Combine your visit with the Joan of Arc Garden and the Citadelle, and make sure to explore all the streets and shops nearby.

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Plains of Abraham & Battlefield Park on Map

Sight Name: Plains of Abraham & Battlefield Park
Sight Location: Quebec City, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Quebec City, Quebec

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