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The Battlefields Park, Quebec City

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Stroll through The Battlefields Park, a historical urban national park and green lung of Quebec City. Established as a park in 1908, the area contains the Plains of Abraham--site of a famous 1759 battle between British and French forces. The British victory proved decisive for the subsequent development of the nation. View numerous pieces of artillery sprawled across the park and admire the Martello towers, which the British built to defend the city against an American siege. To visit The Battlefields Park and other attractions in Quebec City, use our Quebec City route builder site.
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  • Really impressed with the statue and what it represented. It would look impressive in summer with all the greenery. Glad we stopped there. 
    Really impressed with the statue and what it represented. It would look impressive in summer with all the greenery. Glad we stopped there.  more »
  • Fall time so lots of leaves and a beautiful view of the river. Pleasant walk and clean grounds, is a great stroll. 
    Fall time so lots of leaves and a beautiful view of the river. Pleasant walk and clean grounds, is a great stroll.  more »
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  • Nice clean park. Very good for walking or running. There are some tables for picnic and beautiful views for relaxation
  • It's huge urban park in Quebec city, by the st laurent River with steep cliff, it's the site of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, part of the French and Indian War, which was itself part of the Seven Years' War. On September 13, 1759, British soldiers under the command of General Wolfe, climbed the steep cliff under the city in darkness, surprising and defeating the French, through a single deadly volley of musket fire, causing the battle to be over within 30 minutes. Both Wolfe and the French commander, the Marquis de Montcalm, died of their wounds, but the battle left control of Quebec City to the British, eventually allowing them to take control of Canada the following year. Visitors can drive through the park, there are memorial cannon along the road, some used in WW1/2, the park has view of the river, and huge grass land, there is lots of activities held here year round. You have to visit here if in the Quebec city

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