The Snowshoer activity proposes a trip back in time to the beginning of the 20th century. Offered on Saturdays starting December 27 and from March 2 to 6 during Spring Break, this tour invites history buffs to put on traditional wood snowshoes as they follow a historical character under the stars. The tour starts at the museum and takes participants on a journey through the bygone days of winter sports. A special new version, offered in French only, will take place on Valentine’s Day. Book your spot for this activity where the arrow sashes, lanterns and hot chocolate are included!
From mid-November until the snow melts, visit the Joan of Arc Garden featuring a soft ambience and sparkling winter scenery from the 19th and 20th century. Decorations and interpretation panels will reveal a few secrets of the Plains’ wintertime heritage. Take a walk through this park – the first national park in the country – to learn more about its history. Go as often as you like; it’s free!
You can ski, snowshoe and skate for free on the Plains of Abraham. Enjoy 12 km of cross-country skiing trails and 3.8 km of snowshoeing trails along Cap Diamant. Two shelters along the way let you stop for a break and warm up. If you’d like to travel light, equipment is available for rent at the museum of the Plains of Abraham. The skating rink on the Plains, two steps from downtown Québec City, has a chalet and rental service and is open until mid-March.