credit: National Battlefields Commission.
A world of frights is taking hold
of Québec City until November 10, 2018. Ghosts from the past and
gloomy stories take center stage on the Plains of Abraham
deliver terrifying thrills! There are activities suitable for
visitors of all ages as well as lots to learn about the dark
history that surrounds this iconic location.
Tower is a great activity for kids and parents alike. Taking
place on October 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2018, this family-friendly
trail features all kinds of entertainment to put visitors in a
spooky Halloween mood. There’s a surprise lurking around each nook of the
Martello 2 Tower, decked out in bewitching decorations. Complete
your visit by finding the answers to the quiz you’ll be given,
then take a miniature train ride around the Joan of Arc Garden,
sure to delight the little ones. Watch your back – there might be
soldiers behind you! Expect a few jolts and scares!
Photo credit: National Battlefields
for older audiences
Do you have a fascination for morbid
stories that never fail to give you goosebumps? On October 20, 26
and 27 and November 3 and 10, 2018, don’t miss the Tales
of the Bad Old Days. Shameful diseases, epidemics, DIY
surgery, stolen corpses, dubious hygiene, and violent deaths all
feature in these historical anecdotes told in the most secretive
tower on the Plains of Abraham!
Equipped with a lantern, you'll be able to shed light on
the dark past of the Plains of Abraham and the sinister legends
associated with them. Available in English on request for groups,
Walk takes you to meet historical characters as intriguing
as they are enigmatic. Military discipline in the Martello Towers,
surgery at the time of the battles, public hangings, the origins of
Halloween and black masses on the Plains will all be revealed
to those who venture in the darkness.
Halloween decorations at any time of the season
Until November 10, 2018, enjoy a walk
in the Joan
of Arc Garden, embellished with mysterious elements linked
to the legends of the Plains of Abraham: the white lady of Cap
Diamant, the Sabbath, the voices of Joan of Arc, the widow’s walk
and more. The park is also adorned with the tombstones of the
people who left their mark on the park. The garden is free to
access and open every day, both day and night.