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Battlefields Park (Plains of Abraham)

Battlefields Park © David Ohmer
Battlefields Park © David Ohmer

Once the setting for bloody battles between the British and the French, the Plains of Abraham today serve as Quebec City's primary 'green lung'. A playground and peaceful arboreal retreat, it's a venue for a variety of festivals, fairs, and events.

The park is to Quebec what Central Park is to New York, covering 108 hectares and containing 6,000 trees, monuments, and interpretive centres. In winter, locals and visitors alike enjoy a giant skating rink and a few fun ski-tracks in the park. Summertime is ideal for strolling the fragrant gardens, jogging or rollerblading, and picnicking.

Address: Discovery Pavilion, 835 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue

Website: www.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca