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Battlefields Park (Plains of Abraham)

Once the setting for bloody battles between the British and French, the Plains of Abraham today serve as Quebec City's primary 'green lung', a playground and peaceful arboreal retreat, and venue for a variety of festivals, fairs and events. The park is to Québec what Central Park is to New York, covering 108 hectares and planted with 6,000 trees. It also features 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