The World’s Elite back on the Plains of Abraham: the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Finals 

News Release

March 9, 2017 – Québec (Québec) – The National Battlefields Commission                  

The National Battlefields Commission (NBC) is proud to be the host site of the FIS Cross-Country Ski finals from March 17 to 19. Races during the event will take place solely on the Plains of Abraham. The NBC is honoured that the Plains, an exceptional rallying site in the city of Québec, was chosen for this major event, a sign that past experiences with Ski Tour Canada (2016) and Sprint Québec (2012) were appreciated by the best cross-country skiers in the world.


“It is with great enthusiasm that we responded favourably to the event organizers, offering our complete cooperation. Although winter is a already a busy period at the plains of the Abraham, we are pleased to support this major event that will further enhance the wealth of activities offered at this exceptional site to residents of Québec and visitors alike.” [translation]

– Michèle Gagné, Secretary-Director General of the National Battlefields Commission

Quick Facts

  • Like the four million visitors welcomed annually to the Battlefields Park that includes the Plains of Abraham, the NBC is delighted that elite skiers from around the world have chosen to rendezvous at the heart of the city of Québec along a course laid out in the first national historic park in Canada.

    The NBC invites the population to take advantage of the last days of winter, free of charge, and enjoy the Plains of Abraham’s 13.9 km of cross-country trails, 3.8 km snowshoe trails and 6.7 km of walking trails. The Plains of Abraham skating rink located west of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is a must for family skating outings. Equipment rental services are available ($). Finally, the Joan of Arc Garden offers a magical and festive atmosphere where the winter heritage of the Plains of Abraham is presented to visitors in a unique decor featuring sparkling winter scenes from centuries past.

    Information: 418-649-6157 | 1-855 649-6157,

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Nathalie Allaire
Outreach and Media Officer
Communications Division
The National Battlefields Commission

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