Battlefields Park (Plains of Abraham)
Once the setting for bloody battles between the British and French, the Plains of Abraham today serves as Quebec City's 'green lung', a playground and peaceful arboreal retreat, and venue for a variety of 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, as well as several ski-trails enjoy a giant skating rink. Summertime is ideal for strolling the fragrant gardens, jogging or rollerblading, and picnicking.
Address: Discovery Pavilion, 835 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue
Telephone: Discovery Pavilion: (418) 648 4071
Opening times: Daily from 8.30am to 5.30pm (24 June to 4 September); Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm (5 September to 23 June)