Just outside the city walls is Battlefields Park, a huge public green space and national urban park that’s a hub of activity, much like Central Park is to New York. A good place to start is the Discovery Pavilion and Centre Infotouriste (Tourist Information Centre) at the park’s main entrance. Outdoor concerts are held here sometimes, and sports enthusiasts will appreciate miles of tranquil trails with spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River, ideal for walking, rollerblading and cross-country skiing. The park is the site of the 1759 battle of the Plains of Abraham, wherein British conquered the French. Access to Battlefields Park is free, but admission fees apply to some of the various attractions, tours and historical museums housed within it, like the ancient Martello fortification towers.
- Open Hours: Jul to Aug - Monday to Sunday from 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM, Sep to Jun - Monday to Friday from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM, Sep to Jun - Saturday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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