Battlefields Park (Parc des Champs de Bataille)

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Take a run through history. This park is the site of the 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham, a pivotal fight in the Seven Years' War that resulted in the British capture of Quebec. The history of this fight is carefully preserved throughout the park's undulating territory, and you'll be able to take it all in on an unforgettable run. You'll also pass the city's beloved Musée des Beaux Arts, concert venues, and other sights that are now staples of Quebecois culture.

Battlefields Park sits atop Cap Diament and stretches southwest from Quebec's Citadel. Our run starts and ends at the main entrance off Grand Allée Est and Ave. George VI, just in front of the Parliament building. Follow the two primary paved roads - Aves. George VI and Ontario - to make a loop around the park. There is a minimal amount of traffic on these streets. If you want to delve deeper into the park's premises, hop onto one of the nearby nature trails that also loop the park. Maps are intermittently posted in the area to help you find your way.

Directions

  1. Start your run at the park's main entrance, on Ave. George VI and Grand Allée Est. The Parliament building will be behind you, while the Citadel will be in front of you on your left.
  2. Run into the park on Ave. George VI. Follow George VI to intersection with Ave Ontario. At the opposite end of the park you will pass the Musée des Beaux-Arts (1 mi / 1.6 km).
  3. Turn left at Ave. Ontario, and follow it back to where it intersects with George VI at the east end of the park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km).
  4. Turn left to take a second lap around Battlefields Park.
  5. After your second loop, turn right at George VI and exit the park (4.3 mi / 7 km).
  6. End your run.