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Anyone with an interest in colonial history should set aside some time to explore Battlefields Park. Sometimes referred to as the Plains of Abraham, this 267-acre strip of land just west of Old Québec witnessed the sealing of Canada's fate. The Battle of Québec (the pivotal moment of the French and Indian War when the French were forced to cede Canada to Great Britain) took place here.
Today, Battlefields Park is the perfect place to enjoy some fresh air. While you're sure to see a few historical elements (like the occasional ornamental cannon), make sure to pay specific attention to the manicured gardens – don't miss the stunning Joan of Arc Garden – and the riverfront vistas. Recent visitors said this is a great park to lounge and read a book, have a picnic or go for a walk.
Battlefields Park is open year-round. You can learn more about the park at the Plains of Abraham Museum, which has a variety of exhibits about its history and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets for adults are between CA$13.50 (around $10.50) and CA$17 (about $13), depending on the season. You don't have to pay to enjoy the park; however, some of the special events and activities, such as ice-skating and tours do cost money. To learn more about Battlefields Park, visit its website.
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