Food and Drink Services Returning to the Plains of Abraham Starting in June

News release

Québec, Thursday, April 18, 2024 – The National Battlefields Commission (NBC) is announcing the return of food and drink services on the Plains of Abraham. Starting in June, La Maison Smith will open a permanent branch, as well as operate the Smith Mobile and an espresso bicycle to serve the whole historic site. The numerous visitors to the Battlefields Park will be able to enjoy locally roasted coffees, refreshing drinks, and healthy food.

At the central pavilion near the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand

La Maison Smith will open its doors on the Plains of Abraham on June 8 at the central pavilion. The café will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the year, while at the height of tourist season, its business hours will be based on the calendar of events held at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand and on the Plains. This new branch will have 55 seats indoors and 50 seats outdoors, and will also serve alcohol.

The Smith Mobile and other activities on the site

To meet the needs of customers throughout the Plains, La Maison Smith is planning to deploy its Smith Mobile. Depending on the weather and planned activities, this mobile café will park at the busiest spots in the park, primarily the Joan of Arc Garden, the sports field, and the Cap Diamant sector. The Smith Mobile will also head to strategic spots during major events on the Plains such as the Festival d’été de Québec, the Fête nationale, and Canada Day events.

Typical of the company, La Maison Smith has one more trick up its sleeve to surprise visitors during summer on the Plains… its espresso bike! This is a fun, flexible addition to the team to help La Maison Smith reach visitors across the park.

About the National Battlefields Commission

The Battlefields Park was first national historic park in Canada and includes the Plains of Abraham and Des Braves Park. Since 1908, the National Battlefields Commission, an agency of the federal government, has had a mandate to conserve and promote this rallying site par excellence. The NBC offers a variety of activities to explore the park and its history throughout the year. 

About La Maison Smith

Founded in Old Québec in 2013, La Maison Smith is a growing family business. Driven by the richness of its interactions with its customers, the company has taken great care to become an involved member of established neighbourhoods and adopt the unique character of each space. Customers can enjoy warm and inspiring spaces whether they are visiting one of its two branches in Old Québec or one of its branches in the neighbourhoods of Sillery, Montcalm, Charlesbourg, and Limoilou, or even on Île d’Orléans. Always seeking to provide high-quality, locally roasted coffee, the team behind La Maison Smith has developed a variety of drinks, dishes, and homemade products.


“This partnership will enhance the experience of visitors to the Plains of Abraham throughout the year,” explains Katherine Laflamme, Director of Marketing and Development for the National Battlefields Commission. “We are excited to provide a wide variety of high-quality food to people visiting the site to discover its history, have fun, play their favourite sport, or simply enjoy the park. That’s exactly what La Maison Smith brings to the table, in addition to being a beloved local business in the region.”

“After 10 years of operation in Québec City, our presence on the Plains of Abraham, an emblem of our city, is one of our greatest achievements,” says Jérôme Turgeon, co-owner of La Maison Smith. “It is also a testament to the quality of our products and our service, which are the pride of our team. La Maison Smith is a major player in the Quebec coffee industry, and we have our customers to thank for that.”

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Katherine Laflamme
Marketing & Development Manager
The National Battlefields Commission

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