Seven Years’ War in Canada (1756-1763)

Seven Years’ War in Canada (1756-1763)

The Seven Years’ War from 1756 to 1763 and its impact on early Canada. Search archival records, contemporary art, scholarly insights and legal documents.


Services and information

Plains of Abraham (The Battlefields Park)

Visit the battlefield where the fate of North America was decided at the Plains of Abraham in Quebec.

An episode of the Seven Years’ War

Overview of the Seven Years’ War, the first global conflict lasting from 1756 to 1763.

The Siege of Québec

How Quebec became the center of conflict in Canada during the Seven Years War.

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

The story of the battle that decided North America’s fate.

Battle of Sainte-Foy

The story of how the French tried to take back Québec at the Battle of Sainte-Foy.

Soldiers in Quebec (1759-1760)

Search this database of over 11,000 French and British soldiers posted in Quebec from 1759 to 1760.

Clash of Empires and the Battle of the Plains of Abraham

Exhibition of the War Museum’s collection of artifacts and weaponry from the Seven Years’ War.

Royal Proclamation of 1763

Background on Canada’s first official document recognizing the rights of our nation’s Indigenous Peoples.


Films that explore themes from the Seven Years’ War in Canada.

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1759: From the Warpath to the Plains of Abraham

Illustration of couples dancing and talking in a 1759 social setting

Tour this virtual museum, which describes the perspectives of the opposing forces of the Seven Years’ War.

Battles 1759-1760 Exhibition

Fire and smoke depicting the defeat of the French Fireships by the British Fleet

Plan a visit to the Plains of Abraham Museum to learn more about the Siege of Quebec and the battles of 1759 and 1760.

The Fate of America (film)

Filmmaker Jacques Godbout and playwright René-Daniel Dubois standing at a fence talking

Watch as two well-known Quebec artists discuss the artistic representation of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

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