Ready, Set, Go: Winter on the Plains of Abraham
Attractions to discover, January 11, 2016 2016-01-11
The Snowshoer's Walk on the Plains of Abraham
The Snowshoer's Walk on the Plains of Abraham
Québec City invites couples, families and friends to discover a place filled with history. The snow-covered Plains of Abraham welcome you for unparalleled winter fun. Take a trip back in time on a snowshoeing trek or get back into cross-country skiing. And don’t forget to take a walk through the Joan of Arc Garden, all decked out for the season, before going for a skate on the rink on the Plains of Abraham.


Follow the Snowshoer!

The Snowshoer activity proposes a trip back in time to the beginning of the 20th century. Offered on Saturdays starting December 27 and the week of February 29 to March 4, this tour invites history buffs to put on traditional wood snowshoes as they follow a historical character under the stars and learn about the bygone days of winter sports. The tour departs from the museum. 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!

Admire the snow-covered Joan of Arc Garden

Joan of Arc Garden
Joan of Arc Garden

Travellers who visit the Joan of Arc Garden before snowmelt will find 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!

Your playground on the Plains

You can ski, snowshoe and skate for free on the Plains of Abraham. Enjoy 11.1 km (6.9 mi.) of cross-country skiing trails, 3.8 km (2.7 mi.) of snowshoeing trails along Cap Diamant or 5.6 km (3.5 mi.) of hiking trails. 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 skaters’ chalet. There is also a skating rink on the Plains, two steps from downtown Québec City, with a chalet and rental service. Open until mid-March.

Did you know the Museum of the Plains of Abraham opened its brand new exhibition Battles: 1759-1760 this year? Make sure you drop by!

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