Plains of Abraham (Battlefields Park), Quebec

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    Plains of Abraham

    by Stellaluna Updated Jul 29, 2004

    We were among many to climb the million stairs to reach the Plains of Abraham. The plains mark the spot of a famous battlefield. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to climb the steps if you want to see the beautiful rolling fields of green. The amazing view is well worth the huffs and puffs it takes to transcend the staircase. There are a few spots along the climb where you will want to take pictures. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the staircase was constructed in 1960 and was still free of graffiti and trash. Tours are available at the gift shop or you can make your way along the pathways while you read the many plaques (English and French) explaining the battle. Two towers were built as defenses against the risk of attack by the 13 secessionist colonies in New England. While we were there we could hear the big sound of the Royal 22nd Regiment Band. The band was dressed in royal red and black uniforms. The only disappointment we had was that we were too far away to take pictures.

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    Plains of Abraham

    by Canadienne Updated Apr 20, 2003

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    Le Parc des Champs de bataille, mieux connu sous le nom de Plaines d'Abraham, etait lieu d'affrontement des Empires britannique et francais en quete de suprematie.

    (I'll try to come back and add accents to that. . .it definitely loses something without them.)

    On September 13, 1759, the British defeated the French army on this very field, just outside the walls of Quebec ~ the battle established permanent British rule in Canada.

    There are a couple of monuments and a fountain memorializing the battle, but otherwise the grounds are now a lengthy park overlooking the St. Lawrence River. I would imagine it's a very popular place in good weather ~ the views are incredible.

    Jessica & Lara at the Plains of Abraham
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    still looking for a walk

    by serge_fortin2001 Updated Nov 17, 2002

    Walking on the plaines of abraham, marvelous parc (battlefield) Long time ago this parc was a big farm owned by Abraham Martin. Site of the battle of 1759, the first golf course in north america from 1875 thrue 1915.

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    Battlefield Park

    by btex Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Battlefield Park/Parc des Champs de Bataille
    This is the area where battles took place between the British and the French during the 1700s. The park isn't just about history though. It's a good place for leisure activities as well.

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    In Quebec City you must see...

    by Paula1971 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    In Quebec City you must see the Plains of Abraham. It is one of Canada's most historical spots. You can see how the old ciy was surrounded by walls, the streets are still cobblestone, and the original Citadel is still there too. Plenty of people speak English and there aren't street hawkers everywhere you look. In fact, it was high summer when we were there, and we actually wished there were more vendors around!! Damn we got thirsty!! The Plains are right outside Old Quebec City too. You have to walk through these huge gates to get inside. Quebec City was not on our original plan so it was completely by accident that we ended up there. I am so happy we did because it turned out to be the high-point of my vacation.

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    The Plains of Abraham

    by shrimp56 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    If you keep walking down Grand Allee you will see a wide open green field. This is the Plains of Abraham where, in 1759, the French army was defeated by the British. In the distance you can see the top of Chateau Frontenac -- perhaps the fanciest hotel in town. It is within the walls and at the edge of the cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

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  • take a long long walk!

    by cailinx Updated Sep 14, 2004

    when we were there we took a 5 hours walk on the plains d'abrahams , it was probably one of our best days there and it didnt cost a penny ;)

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    Watch Tower in Parc D'artillerie

    by ChuckG Written Jan 18, 2004

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    These owers are more than 300 years old and were located along the river to watch for invader's boats. Many are still standing today !

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    Also make a point to see the...

    by gnowk Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Also make a point to see the Plains of Abraham
    Put those elementary school Social Studies classes to good use!

    (Woah. You mean Canadian history is useful? ;)

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