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  1. The Plains of Abraham ( French: Plaines d'Abraham) is a historic area within the Battlefields Park in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The land is the site of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, which took place on 13 September 1759, but hundreds of acres of the fields became used for grazing, housing, and minor industrial structures. [2]

    • 98 ha (240 acres)
    • National Battlefields Commission (Canadian Crown)
  2. The Plains of Abraham Museum is the gateway to the Park, offering exhibitions, activities, services and all information for your visit. Year-round, dive into history with an interactive exhibition on the battles of Québec and an exhibition on artefacts from the Park's archeological collection.

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    • 835 Wilfrid-Laurier Ave, Quebec City, G1R 2L3
  3. Plains of Abraham, also called Heights Of Abraham, French Plaines D’abraham, plains in Québec region, southern Quebec province, Canada. The plains lie at the western edge of the old walled city, overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

  4. The Plains of Abraham Museum is the gateway to the Park, offering exhibitions, activities, services and all information for your visit. Year-round, dive into history with an interactive exhibition on the battles of Québec and an exhibition on artefacts from the Park's archeological collection.

    • (2.4K)
    • 835 Wilfrid-Laurier Ave, Quebec City, G1R 2L3
    • in Memory of Abraham Martin
    • A Turning Point in Urban Development
    • Québec City's “Central Park”
    • A Fifty-Year Project
    • Today’S Park

    The name “Plains of Abraham” dates back to the early years of New France, when the term was part of popular parlance. From 1635 to 1667 a section of the plains belonged to Abraham Martin. The same Abraham took a path—the present-day Côte d’Abraham—to lead his cows down to drink at the St. Charles River.

    Once the British military left Québec City in 1871, municipal authorities pondered what would happen to the land troops had occupied on the Plains of Abraham, south of Grande Allée. The land was coveted by builders eager to erect houses for the city’s affluent class. But in short order a new consensus took hold: these vast green expanses—which were...

    The anniversary festivities were wildly successful and the park project also benefited from the new acquisition of several plots of land. A year later the commission called on the Montréal landscape architect Frederick G. Todd to draw up plans for the park. Todd submitted a proposal that encompassed all lands west of the fortifications up to Marchm...

    Work on Todd’s plan began in 1912. Landscaping and reforesting proceeded until the First World War broke out, which interrupted the project until the late 1920s. The Great Depression of the 1930s actually sped things up as the government took to hiring unemployed workers in a bid to stimulate the economy. During that time several buildings on the p...

    Today Battlefields Park—known to locals as the Plains of Abraham—spans the full 103 hectares (1 km2) originally envisaged by Todd. Every season tens of thousands of visitors flock to this immense park in search of relaxation and recreation. In summer large-scale events and cozy concerts are presented without disrupting the calm enjoyed in other sec...

  5. Battle of the Plains of Abraham The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, also known as the Battle of Quebec ( French: Bataille des Plaines d'Abraham, Première bataille de Québec ), was a pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War (referred to as the French and Indian War to describe the North American theatre ).

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