Montcalm presents our activities to you.
For your special activities, conferences, meetings, symposiums and family gatherings, our explosive cocktail blending humour, history and interactivity will conquer the minds of all your guests.
Period activities are our way of inviting you to meet the characters that embody the history of the Plains of Abraham, and to experience their everyday life. Between theatre and re-enactment, period presentations are meant as a dynamic approach to help us discover our heritage!
Health standards in effect at the time of the activity will be respected. Wearing a mask remains mandatory for visitors of museum institutions.
- Battles | 1759-1760 Exhibition
- Guided Tour of the Park
- Artilleryman of the Tower
- Wolfe and Montcalm
- Tales of the Bad Old Days
- Customized Visit
- The Snowshoer
- Montcalm Through Videoconferencing
Download the PDF brochure of our interpretation activities for groups of adults.
Accompanied by a member of the Canadian militia, learn about the history of the siege of Québec and of the battles of the Plains of Abraham. In an evocative, interactive setting, find out about the crimes, punishments and laws in force. Take part in an incredible immersive screening featuring original, often moving, accounts of those who lived through the battles of the Plains of Abraham. Then, join in and explore military life from every angle. Finally, admire treasures from the magnificent collection of artefacts in the Identities exhibition.
"It's a very tangible experience that makes the history come to life."
Learn about the rich history of this prestigious park accompanied by Wolfe or Montcalm, or Abraham Martin. These period characters can tailor their approach to suit your interests.
Contact us for additional information.
"What an exceptional guide in every way: giving the content, complementary information that was relevant and abundant, perfect French and English, appropriate and engaged acting. He’s worth one million dollars! Our two groups of Canadian Studies Master Degree and New France literature were under his spell!" – Anne T., Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.
Learn about the lifestyle of soldiers stationed in the Martello Towers together with British officers,
an interactive historical activity on the military life of soldiers who served with the Royal Artillery during
the War of 1812. Competitions, quiz and period objects in an authentic decor.
"Our group was of older adults. They enjoyed the animateur and were very engaged with the presentation."
Learn all about the historic battles and take a ringside seat to watch a friendly clash between generals Wolfe and Montcalm. To decide who will be the winner between these two generals, a contest is organized in which you will take part. A musket loading competition, military and surgery quizzes will seal this thorny situation permanently
"The activity was interactive and incredible. Guides were funny, very lively and good actors. Bravo and thank you! What a good activity! The use of the interactive whiteboard was excellent and gave a visual support that makes it easier for French immersion groups. The equipment = excellent!" — François B. and Maxime A., Université Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-l'Église, Nova Scotia.
Meet an officer of the peace living at the Martello Tower 4 at the turn of the 20th century. He will describe a past era and conditions bordering on the appalling. Shameful diseases, epidemics, public punishments, dubious hygiene, fights and violent deaths were but some of the pitfalls faced by the citizens of Québec. "And this is what is known as the good old days," your host will state, with a touch of humour. Listen to some fascinating historical anecdotes, view period objects, some punishments meted out (with demonstrations) and tour the premises.
Contact us for an activity adapted to your needs.
Put on your caps, mittens and snowshoes and learn about winter sports practised on the Plains of Abraham. Join a snowshoer from the early 20th century to relive the Belle Époque of these winter strolls. A one-of-a-kind recreational activity that will make you shiver with delight. Traditional snowshoes, arrow sashes, lanterns (in the evening) and hot chocolate included.
"It was beyong our expectations. Very good guide and excellent path. It is worth doing it again!" - Marie-Ève G., Polycor, Quebec.
Web 2.0 animation at your establishment, directly from the Plains of Abraham.
Under the command of the Marquis de Montcalm, revisit the famous battle of the Plains of Abraham.
Become a recruit and virtually discover the military strategies and tactics of the period. You'll get to handle historical objects, follow military drill and survive a surgery.
Material sent: period household objects and iconographies.
Necessary equipment: computer, high-speed Internet connexion, projector or interactive
panel, microphone, camera and audio system.
Taxes not included
|Battles | 1759-1760
$8.75 / age 18‑64
$8.25 / 65 or older*
|Year-round||1 h 30||Plains of Abraham Museum|
$9.50 / age 18-64
$9.00 / 65 or older*
|Year-round**||1 h 30||Plains of Abraham Museum|
|Guided Tour of the Park||$6.50 / age 18-64
$6.00 / 65 or older*
|Year-round||Variable||Plains of Abraham Museum|
|Artilleryman of the Tower||$6.50 / age 18-64
$6.00 / 65 or older*
|Year-round||1 h 00 to 1 h 30||Martello Towers|
|Wolfe and Montcalm||$6.50 / age 18-64
$6.00 / 65 or older*
|Year-round||1 h 00 to 1 h 30||Plains of Abraham Museum|
|Tales of the Bad Old Days||$8.00 / age 18-64
$7.50 / 65 or older*
|Mid-October to late December||1 h 30||Martello Tower 4|
|Customized Visit||Variable depending on the activity|
|The Snowshoer||$14.00 / participant*||December to March (according to snow coverage)||1 h 45||Plains of Abraham Museum|
|Montcalm Through Videoconferencing||$130.00 / group||November to April||1 h 00||Your organization via Internet|
* A minimum fee will apply.
**During the summer period, activities are not available during the opening hours of the Plains of Abraham Museum.
Information and reservations:
The National Battlefields Commission
Plains of Abraham Museum
835 Wilfrid-Laurier Avenue
Québec (Québec) G1R 2L3
- Reservations required for every activity;
- A dining-room can be available on request (not available in 2021-2022 due to sanitary measures);
- Costs do not include taxes;
- Prices and details are subject to change.