October 1 to November 10, 2018

Throughout the month of October, ghosts and mysterious characters will be haunting the Plains of Abraham hoping to come across courageous visitors. The National Battlefields Commission invites the population to take part in this feast, as amusing as it is terrifying. The young and not so young will enjoy all kinds of activities:

Halloween Decorations at the Garden
Haunted Tower (families)
Tales of the Bad Old Days (adults)

Ghoulish Walk (adults)

Video in French only

Halloween Decorations at the Joan of Arc Garden

In her magnificent fall garden, Joan of Arc plays host during the month of October to mysterious legendary decorations related to the history and tales of the Plains of Abraham: the white lady of Cap Diamant, the Sabbath, the voices of Joan of Arc, the widow’s walk, drunkenness and temperance, public punishment, etc. Several tombstones will remind strollers of the personalities who left their mark on the park. 

More information on the garden

Haunted Tower (families)

Entertainment, surprises and fabulous decors on the Martello Tower roof, including scenes like the mysterious forest and the astronomical observatory. Fun, stand-alone quiz to complete and a tour on the mini-train of the Joan of Arc Garden, much to the delight of little ones. Watch your back, soldiers may surprise you! A must-see for families.

To find the Martello Tower 2

Tales of the Bad Old Days (adults)

Shameful diseases, epidemics, DIY surgery, stolen corpses, dubious hygiene, and violent deaths feature in these true stories from the historical record. An incredible opportunity to discover the most enigmatic of the Martello Tower 4!

More information on the Tales of the Bad Old Days

Ghoulish Walk (adults)

Tour available in English upon request for groups.

Join this spellbinding interactive walking tour to discover the Plains under a more ghoulish light. Today a peaceful place, in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries the Plains were the scene of dark illegal activities.

Shed some light on the dark history of the Plains of Abraham and the many obscure legends linked to it. Dare to meet a thief, a treasure hunter, and period characters, intriguing and mysterious. Military discipline in the Martello Towers, surgery at the time of the battles, public hangings, origins of Halloween and black masses on the Plains will reveal their secrets to those who venture in the darkness, a lanterne in hand.

Video in French:


More information on the Ghoulish Walk

Download the legends
Download the tombstones

Halloween Decorations at the Joan of Arc Garden (for all ages)

October 1 to November 4, 2018

Day or evening.
At the Joan of Arc Garden.

Haunted Tower (families)

October 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2018

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At Martello Tower 2 and the Joan of Arc Garden.
$3 / 5 years old and older, free for 4 and under.

Tales of the Bad Old Days (adults)

October 20, 26, and 27, November 3 and 10, 2018

At 7 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
$10 / 14 and over.
At Martello Tower 4.
Only in French.

Reservations required: 418-649-6157 / 1-855-649-6157


Ghoulish walk (adults)

October 13, 20, 26, 27 and 31, 2018

At 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Departs from Martello Tower 2 (outdoor activity).
$16 / 13 years old and over. Not recommended for children under 13.
Only in French. 

Reservations required: 418-649-6157 / 1-855-649-6157


Where are Martello Towers and Joan of Arc Garden 





Bewitching Tour

Haunted Tower

Joan of Arc Garden