March 3 to 18, 2018
Take advantage of the school break to enjoy yourself in Quebec City's largest playing field. Skiing? Snowshoeing? 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.
A day at the Plains of Abraham Museum
Special animation during school break with an historical character to make interactive demonstrations, such as canon manoeuvres.
During school break: free admission for 17 years and under!
Battles | 1759-1760 Exhibition
Battles presents the battles of 1759 and 1760. French, British, Canadian and Amerindian protagonists offer witness accounts through an incredible immersive projection and a collection of uniforms. Order and Law, a completely new interactive section, invites visitors to discover how law and order were paramount to regulate the soldiers’ lives and govern the population at the heart of this vast military campaign.
The new Identities exhibition presents a collection of artefacts that convey identities. The Battlefields Park, which includes the Plains of Abraham, has many archeological digs in areas formerly occupied by people having left material traces unearthed over many years of exploration. Identities traces the history of these people through the many artefacts left behind.
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.