Halloween lifts the veil off the hidden side of the Plains of Abraham
 

Halloween lifts the veil off the hidden side of the Plains of Abraham

Attractions to discover October 1, 2018 Quebecgetaways
Photo credit: National Battlefields Commission.
Crédit photos : Commission des champs de bataille nationaux.
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 to 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.

Fun for families

The Haunted 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 Commission.
Crédit photos : Commission des champs de bataille nationaux.

Grim visits 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, the Ghoulish 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.

See the 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.

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