Battlefields Park

835 av. Wilfrid-Laurier
Quebec, QC G1R 2L3- Map It
(418) 649-6157

AAA Editor Notes

Battlefields Park (Parc des Champs-de-Bataille) is between rue Bougainville and the St-Louis Gate, with entrances on Grande Allée. The park encompasses the Plains of Abraham, where the armies of Gen. James Wolfe and the Marquis de Montcalm fought in 1759. The information and reception center is in the Discovery Pavilion of the Plains of Abraham. The restored Martello Tower 1, vestige of the 19th century, features a smart tablet-based virtual reality experience as well as an exhibit about the fortification's history and military engineering. The exhibition “Battles” is about the siege of Québec and the 1759 and 1760 battles of the Plains of Abraham. Abraham's Bus Tour uses humor to relate the site's best kept secrets. In summer the park offers the Joan of Arc Garden, and a number of open-air concerts take place at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand. Guided tours are available.
July 2-Labour Day (includes bus tour, Martello Tower 1 and “Battles”) $15; $11 (ages 13-17 and 65+); $5 (ages 5-12); $37 (family, two adults and two children ages 5-17). Day after Labour Day-to mid-Sept. (includes “Battles” only) $12; $10 (ages 13-17 and 65+); $4 (ages 5-12); $30 (family, two adults and two children ages 5-17). Garden and bandstand free.
Hours: Martello Tower 1 daily 9:30-5:30, July 1-Labour Day. “Battles” is offered daily 9:30-5:30, July 1-Labour Day; 9:30-5, rest of year. English-narrated guided bus tours depart daily, July 2-Labour Day; phone ahead for schedule. Bandstand concerts are given Thurs.-Sun. at 8, mid-June to early Aug.