Halloween and the Month of the Dead

October 1 to November 16, 2019

From the beginning of October until mid-November, 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:

Decorations at the Garden
Haunted Tower
Tales of the Bad Old Days

Ghoulish Walk
REGARD Horror Night!
Stories to Wake the Dead

The Convict's Last Drink

Video in French only


Decorations at the 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. 

October 1 to November 3, 2019

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Haunted Tower

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.

October 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2019

More information on the Haunted tower
To find the Martello Tower 2


Tales of the Bad Old Days

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!

October 19 and 26; November 1, 2, 9 and 16, 2019 (reservations required)

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Ghoulish Walk


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:

  

October 12, 19, 25, 26 and 31, 2019 (reservations required)
In French only.

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REGARD Horror Night!

In the unique decor of the Martello Tower 2, participate in a lively evening featuring a series of short films both chilling and unusual.

November 1, 2019, at 7:30 pm (reservations required)
In French only

More information on REGARD Horror Night!
To find the Martello Tower 2


Stories to Wake the Dead

In the mysterious atmosphere of the Martello Tower 2, liste to storytellers with imaginations that thrill and delight!

October 18, 2019 (Reservation required)
In French only.
In cooperation with the Festival international du conte Jos Violon de Lévis.

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The Convict's Last Drink

Tavern owner Jos Vaillancourt welcomes you to his establishment. Livelt activity on military justice, leisure activities and punishment meted out to soldiers in the 19 century. Historical re-creation and beer sampling on the menu!

November 7, 2019 (Reservation required)
In French only.

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Download the legends
Download the tombstones

Decorations at the Garden

October 1 to November 3, 2019

Day or evening.
At the Joan of Arc Garden.
Free.


Haunted Tower

October 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2019

From 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At Martello Tower 2 and the Joan of Arc Garden (next to 390 De Bernières Avenue).
$3.25 (taxes included).
Not accessible for persons with reduced mobility.


Tales of the Bad Old Days

October 19 and 26; November 1, 2, 9 and 16, 2019

At 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
$10.50 / person (taxes not included).
Ages 13 and older.
At Martello Tower 4.
Not accessible for persons with reduced mobility.
Only in French.

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

 


Ghoulish Walk

October 12, 19, 25, 26 and 31, 2019

At 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Departs from Martello Tower 2 (outdoor activity).
$14.75 / person (taxes not included).
Ages 13 and older.
Not accessible for persons with reduced mobility.
Only in French. 

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

 


REGARD Horror Night!

November 1, 2019

At 7:30 p.m.
$12.00 / person (taxes not included).
Ages 13 and older.
At Martello Tower 2.

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


Stories to Wake the Dead

October 18, 2019

At 8 p.m.
$20.00 / person (taxes not included).
Ages 13 and older.
At Martello Tower 2.
Only in French.

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


The Convict's Last Drink

November 7, 2019, at 5 p.m., and November 8, 2019, at 8 p.m.

$16.00 / person (taxes not included).
Ages 18 and older.
At Martello Tower 2.
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