Winter on the Plains

Enjoy winter on the Plains! Sports and recreational activities allow you to enjoy nature in the city and explore the history of this great urban and historic park.

Sports and recreation
Cross-country skiing
Snowshoeing
Walking
Sliding
Skating

Family Treasure Hunt
Shoot, score!

Nature in the City
Lighting at the Joan of Arc Garden
Warming Station

Exhibitions
Aeria
Battles 1759-1760
Identities


Cross-country Skiing

Ski in an enchanting decor along groomed trails for classic and skate cross-country skiing (beginner, intermediate and expert).

Access to the trails is free and equipment rental is available at the skaters' chalet of the Plains of Abraham Skating Rink.

The trails are groomed on a daily basis, weather permitting. Check the trails' status and follow grooming in real-time on the Nordic Pulse web app.

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Snowshoeing

Snowshoe along the trail located in a wooded sector of the park.

Access is free and equipment rental is available at the skaters' chalet of the Plains of Abraham Skating Rink.

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Walking

Experience nature in the city along trails on the Plains!

The map of the park indicates trail locations and various points of interest.


Sliding

There are two areas for sliding located at the major events site behind the Plains of Abraham Museum to slide in safety.

If you are not equipped for sliding, rent a crazy carpet at the reception desk of the Plains of Abraham Museum at the cost of $5 for a half day. Deposit of a personal identification card required and $75 fee in case of loss or major damage.


Skating

Enjoy winter fun at the Plains of Abraham Skating Rink maintained in cooperation with Québec City.

The refrigerated ice rink located in the sports field is open to skaters free of charge. The skaters' chalet nearby also offers a range of services including equipment rental.

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Shoot, score!

Will you find the lost good-luck charm? Go and look for it while having fun and testing your limits!

This treasure hunt, ideal for families with children age 6 to 12, will take you on a journey across the Plains and through winter sports of past and present.

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Lighting at the Joan of Arc Garden

At nightfall, the Joan of Arc Garden comes alive with soft, enchanting lighting and a great artistic aura in keeping with the site, the elms surrounding the flowerbeds and the famed Joan of Arc monument.

The lighting varies with atmospheric conditions, thanks to a system connected to the Quebec weather station - a salute to the weather station that operated on the Plains from 1930 to 1954!

As the year unfolds, custom lighting highlights milestones on the calendar.


Warming Station

Take a welcome rest at the warming station located near the Joan of Arc Garden with its seating and fireplace. The station is part of Québec City's warming station circuit.

From December 9, 2022 to March 19, 2023.
From Sunday to Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
From Thursday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The fireplace will be closed in case of high winds or heavy rainfall.


Aeria

Meet eight characters of the Plains through full-size sculptures by artist Jérôme Trudelle.

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Battles 1759-1760

Relive the siege of Québec, the Battle of the Plains of Abraham (1759) and the Battle of Sainte-Foy (1760) through an immersive screening, interactive games and more.

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Identities

View numerous artefacts from the Park's archeological collection.

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