Autumn Thrills and Chills and Halloween on the Plains: Guided Events for All Ages This October and November!

News release

Québec, Quebec, September 27, 2022 – From October 1 to November 12, the Plains of Abraham Autumn Thrills and Chills and Halloween program will pull back the shroud on the dark and mysterious side of the park by throwing visitors into the past. Folk art on display at the Joan of Arc Garden offers colourful depictions of the legends of the Plains. Nighttime entertainment and a treasure hunt will also put visitors in the spirit of the season with grim tales for adults and fun puzzles for children. Finally, a falconry demonstration offers an afternoon of aerial acrobatics that are as fascinating as they are exciting! 

Patrick Lavallée’s folk art returns to the Joan of Arc Garden from October 1 to November 6. He has created 16 large works of art for the Garden, each depicting the legends of the illustrious park. Each sculpture is paired with text and videos to explain the legends and the artist’s process. As the sun sets, the Garden will be bathed in orange light in the spirit of the season.

Horror and history come together with a splash of humour in guided activities offered throughout autumn. At Martello Tower 4, Tales of the Bad Old Days will convey atrocious anecdotes that reveal the darkest days of the 19th century. The Ghoulish Walk will guide only the bravest visitors along an interactive walking tour across the park, revealing its darkest history! Stories to Wake the Dead presents an evening that will plunge the audience into the world of two storytellers, Marc-André Fortin and Jean-Philippe Marcotte, and into the troubled past of the Plains through the character of Mélina Marcoux, who lived in Martello Tower 4. 

On October 16, for a second year, a falconry demonstration will feature birds of prey for an afternoon that will take the breath away. Raptor Talons is an event where the whole family can dispel their misguided beliefs about these mysterious birds. Another family activity will also be offered this fall: starting on October 1, the Abracadabra treasure hunt will lead children and their parents on adventure around the Plains with their magic bag. Will they find the hidden treasures? 

Quick facts

  • Fall Garden

    Folk art and legends in the Joan of Arc Garden. October 1 to November 6. Free.

  • Abracadabra

    Family treasure hunt. October 1 to November 6. $12 per bag (designed for two children). Perfect for children ages 5 to 9. Purchase at the Plains of Abraham Museum.

  • Tales of the Bad Old Days

    Evening entertainment at Martello Tower 4. October 7, 8, 14, and 15 and November 4, 5, 11, and 12, at 7 pm and at 9 pm. $11.25 + tax. Ages 13 and older. Online booking required. In French only.

  • Raptor Talons

    Falconry demonstration. October 16 at 1 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4 pm. $2 + tax. Online booking required. In French only. 

  • Ghoulish Walk

    Interactive walking tour with costumed tour guide. October 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 7 pm and 9 pm. Ages 13 and older. $15.75 + tax. Online booking required. In French only.

  • Stories to Wake the Dead

    Stories and legends by three storytellers. October 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm. $22 + tax. Not recommended for children under 13. Online booking required. In French only.

  • Information and booking: online at, by phone at 418-649-6157, or at reception at the Plains of Abraham Museum (835 Wilfrid-Laurier Ave, Québec, QC  G1R 2L3).

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Media inquiries: 
Nathalie Allaire
Communications Director
The National Battlefields Commission

Plains of Abraham Museum

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