Always the Plains for Spring Break! Interactive history, with free entry for children to the Plains of Abraham Museum and winter activities at the very heart of the city.

News release

February 21, 2022 – Québec – The National Battlefields Commission

During Spring Break, from February 26 to March 20, the National Battlefields Commission invites young and old to take advantage of nature in the city and explore the Plains of Abraham, a true storybook of history. Everyone can experience winter fun, thanks to the many recreational and sports activities onsite open to the public free of charge. The new sliding area behind the Plains of Abraham Museum is a great venue for family fun. For an immersive experience in the history of Québec – and to warm cold noses! – the Museum will welcome children with a rally questionnaire and interactive history to guide them through the Battles 1759-1760 and Identities exhibitions. There is also a price break - entry to the Museum is free of charge for youths aged 17 and under.

At the Joan of Arc Garden, visitors can rest comfortably at the warming station and at nightfall appreciate the new lighting elegantly showcasing the trees and the Joan of Arc Monument. The lighting varies with atmospheric conditions, thanks to a real-time system connected to the Quebec weather station – a salute to the old weather station that operated on the Plains from 1930 to 1954! Discover another facet of the Park’s wealth of history – winter sports – by scanning the QR code on the “Always the Plains” sign onsite.

Quick facts

  • Plains of Abraham Museum
    The Battles 1759-1760 and Identities exhibitions come to life through a rally questionnaire and interactive history suitable for the entire family. Entry is free of charge for youths aged 17 and under.

    Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 835 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue, Québec (Québec) G1R 2L3. Rates and information available online

  • Areas for sliding
    Two new spaces organized for sliding in complete safety this winter.

    Dependant on snowfall. At the major events location behind the Plains of Abraham Museum. Free. Snow slider rental available at the Plains of Abraham Museum ($). 

  • Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and walking
    The Park offers 13.9 km of groomed trails for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers; 3.8 km (round trip) for snowshoeing and 6.7 km of trails for walking.

    Dependant on snowfall. Trails map available online. Follow trail status and grooming in real-time on

    Nordic Pulse. Free. Equipment rental at the skaters’ chalet ($).

  • Plains of Abraham Skating Rink
    A city of Québec and NBC partnership offers a refrigerated outdoor rink so young and old can enjoy winter.

    Until March 14, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. At the sports field west of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Free. Equipment rental at the skaters’ chalet ($).

  • Warming station
    A user-friendly area (fireplace and seating) to welcome visitors with some soothing warmth. The station is part of Québec City’s warming station circuit.

    Until March 6, 2022, Sunday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Until April 3, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. At the Joan of Arc Garden along Taché Avenue. Free.

  • Pentathlon des neiges
    During Spring Break week, the Pentathlon will extend its programming on the Plains of Abraham, offering sports and fun-filled activities.

    March 7 to 13. Free. At the sports field. Programing online.

  • COVID-19 Measures
    The National Battlefields Commission is counting on the customary cooperation of Park users in complying with health measures in effect.

  • Information: online or by telephone at 418 649-6157 or 1 855 649-6157.

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Media relations:
Nathalie Allaire
Communications Director
The National Battlefields Commission
418 648-4801

Other information:
Plains of Abraham Museum
418 649-6157

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