The Plains of Abraham this summer

News release

July 16, 2018 – Québec – The National Battlefields Commission           

The Plains of Abraham, more than a park! This summer, the National Battlefields Commission (NBC) invites you to rediscover your Plains of Abraham. Four activities are offered for one all-inclusive price: three exhibitions, Battles, Attention! and Identities, and a tour aboard Abraham’s Bus. There are also free activities: the Traces and Student Masterworks exhibitions and musical performances held outdoors at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand. Following last summer’s success, the guided tour “Québec by Lantern Light” is back for a second year. Summer on the Plains of Abraham – a wealth of activities for the entire family!

Quick facts

  • Summer services at the Plains of Abraham continue until September 3. Four activities are yours to enjoy for one all-inclusive price. Pay your entrance fee to one of these activities and obtain admission to the other three free of charge: exhibition Battles | 1759-1760, exhibition Identities, exhibition Attention! at the Martello 1 Tower  and a guided tour aboard Abraham’s Bus.

    Daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until September 3 at the Plains of Abraham Museum. Ages 0 to 4 (free), ages 5 to 12 ($5.50), ages 13 to 17 and ages 65 and older ($12.50), ages 18 to 64 ($17), families ($41.75). Taxes included.

    • Battles | 1759-1760 is a unique, epic journey where visitors relive the battles of the Plains of Abraham and Sainte-Foy through dramatic accounts (immersive projection), interactive games (stations), period reproductions and a collection of costumes and uniforms from the era.  And don’t miss the new interactive Law and Order section that traces unknown impacts underlying the conflict during the era of famous battles at the Plains of Abraham Museum.

    • In addition to the human physical traces left behind at the Battlefields Park, discover their history and identity through the new, permanent Identities exhibition. View numerous theme artefacts from the Park’s archeological collection: housing, layout, work, food, communication, entertainment, clothing and appearance at the Plains of Abraham Museum.

    • The Attention! exhibition invites you to enter the remains of a unique defence system and use a smart tablet (iPad) to explore the history of the Martello Towers of Quebec, their military engineering, their architecture and the living conditions of the military billeted in the towers. A unique, user-friendly, virtual reality and real-time experience in historical animation with the tower as a backdrop at the Martello 1 Tower.

    • Board Abraham’s Bus and the colourful Abraham Martin or his wife will help you discover various aspects of the history of the Plains named after him. During the tour on Abraham’s Bus tinged with humour, learn about the Park’s unforgettable places and well-kept secrets several departures from the Plains of Abraham Museum.

  • The guided tour Québec by Lantern Light is back for a second year in cooperation with Parks Canada. See the city as if you were a newly arrived immigrant in 1847. Meet several colourful characters and discover unique places.

    Daily from August 1 to September 2, at 7:30 p.m. (English) and 8 p.m. (French). Departure from the Frontenac Kiosk (Dufferin Terrace). Reservation required ($18): 418 649-6157 or online.

  • Free activities

    • The 10th edition of the exhibition Student Masterworks features over one hundred replicas of historical objects crafted by students at different educational levels, while the artefacts exhibition Traces sheds light on changing civilian and military lifestyles over more than two centuries.

      Daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until September 3, at the Plains of Abraham Museum.

    • The 26th edition of the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand will continue until August 5. Enjoy concerts held outdoors in an enchanting decor. Refer to our website for the detailed program.

      From Thursday to Sunday at 8 p.m. until August 5 at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand.

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Contacts

Nathalie Allaire
Communication Coordinator – Communication Services
The National Battlefields Commission
418-648-4801, nathalie.allaire@ccbn-nbc.gc.ca


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