March 4 to 12, 2017
Take advantage of the school break to enjoy yourself in Quebec City's largest playing field. Skiing? Snowshoeing? A rally? A visit to the Museum? You are spoiled for choice. Whether you play out in the open or indoors, sheltered from the elements, The National Battlefields Commission invites you to loosen up and take part in the historically exciting or "simply" entertaining activities. For the enjoyment of all ages.
Battles 1759-1760 Exhibition
Relive the siege of Québec and the 1759 and 1760 battles of the Plains of Abraham as if you were actually there. View an incredible immersive projection featuring the original and sometimes poignant accounts of the protagonists of the period.
Visit Battles, the new Plains of Abraham exhibition. During spring break: half-price admission!
The Snowshoer Family Outing (in French)
Reservations required, places limited: 418-649-6157 / 1-855-649-6157
March 4 to 12, 2017, at 2 p.m. In French $11/6 to 12 years old, $13/13 years old and over. Groups of 9 people or more can make a reservation at any time. Not recommanded for children less than 6 years old.
Relive the winters of old through an exciting walk in traditionnal snowshoes on the Plains of Abraham. Discover all about the work and chores of the long snow-covered months. Identify animals tracks, pick the best firewood and mostly, let yourself be guided through the wonderful world of your guide and storyteller over a delicious hot chocolate.
Traditionnal snowshoes, arrowed sashes and hot chocolate included.
Daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Put on your hiking boots and join in the family rally to discover the history of the Plains of Abraham. Under the lovely white snow cover are hidden intriguing discoveries and, to add some spice, a few trick questions… Relive the park's history by tackling fascinating subjects: What was the role of the governor to whom we owe the famous trophy of the Canadian football league? What is Joan of Arc doing on the Plains? Who was Edwin Bélanger? Is there a haunted labyrinth in the Martello Towers? Who gave his name to Gilmour Hill? And what can we say about the O Canada? So, get ready to discover your park and its history.
Starting point at the Plains of Abraham Museum. Questionnaire and answers available on the premises.
Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and walking trails
Every day. Free.
Enjoy nature in the heart of Quebec City. Ski, snowshoe and walk in one of the most attractive and accessible natural settings. More than 13.9 km of laid out trails for classic or free style cross-country skiing for beginners or intermediate level skiers; 5.6 km of snow sidewalks for hikers; a new 3.8 km marked-out snowshoe path (round trip), south of the nature trail along Cap-aux-Diamants up to Gilmour Hill (starting near the Cap Blanc stairs).
The "Friends of the Plains of Abraham" society offers equiment rental service every day at the skaters' chalet on the playing field. Families may have a discount on rental fees during the school break. A trail map is available in the various service points of the park. A waxing room (at the playing field) and two heated stops are provided for hikers and cross-country skiers (at the Discovery Pavilion and at the Pavilion, near Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand).
Automatic info-line for trail conditions: 418-648-4212.
Equipment rental (adults and children): 418-208-7722.