Start of the cross-country ski season on the Plains of Abraham

News release

January 19, 2021 – Québec –The National Battlefields Commission      

Good news for cross-country ski enthusiasts! The National Battlefields Commission is pleased to announce that trail maintenance on the Plains of Abraham started yesterday and will continue daily. All trails were groomed today, except trail 55, for classic and skate skiing. The next snowfall will help improve classic ski conditions which are not optimal because of the lack of snow. Come and enjoy nature that makes you feel good, in the heart of the city, while respecting the curfew and other measures in force.

Quick facts

  • Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and walking
    The Plains of Abraham provide 13.9 km of ski trails laid out for beginner, intermediate and expert cross-country skiers, a 3.8 km trail (round trip) for snowshoeing, and 6.7 km of walking trails.

    Opening according to weather conditions. Trails map available online. Access to rest areas and equipment rental suspended for the time being. Waxing room closed for the season. Free.

  • COVID-19 measures
    In accordance with government directives, the Plains of Abraham Museum is closed until further notice. No gatherings are allowed at the Battlefields Park which includes the Plains of Abraham and the Des Braves Park. The National Battlefields Commission is counting on the customary cooperation of Park users to comply with measures in force.

  •  Information on cross-country ski trail conditions: 418-648-4212 (automated info-line). 

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Nathalie Allaire
Communications Director
The National Battlefields Commission
418 648-4801,

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