Halloween

October 1 to November 2nd, 2014

Throughout the month of October, ghosts and mysterious characters will be haunting the Plains of Abraham hoping to come across courageous visitors. Beginning October 1, the National Battlefields Commission invites the population to take part in this feast, as amusing as it is terrifying. The young and not so young will enjoy all kinds of activities: haunted tower, gruesome lantern tour, family lantern tour and gloomy décor.



Decoration at the Joan of Arc Garden

October 1st to November 2nd, 2014

Day or evening, at the Joan of Arc Garden
Free access

In her magnificent fall garden, Joan of Arc plays host during the month of October to mysterious legendary decorations related to the history and tales of the Plains of Abraham: the white lady of Cape Diamond, the Sabbath, Halloween lives on, the voices of Joan of Arc, the Corriveau, the widow’s walk, the white “Credo 1941” stone, phantoms behind bars, etc.

Several tombstones will remind strollers of the personalities who left their mark on the park. 

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Haunted Tower

October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, and November 1 and 2, 2014

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A t Martello Tower 2 and Joan of Arc Garden
$3/person, 5 years old and older

The entire family is invited to explore the haunted tower and its mysterious circuit. At each turn, surprises and décors will amaze and amuse even the smallest of visitors: spaceship, treasure island, cemetery, mummy, witches and scarecrows… A bewitching way to be in the mood for Halloween!

And then, visitors will travel to Joan of Arc Garden to take part in the fantastic rally, a self-guided tour for children aged 5 and over. The questionnaire (given at the haunted tower) will challenge the craftiest among them with two sets of questions: one for 8 years and over and mini-questions for younger children. End your visit by climbing aboard the mini train which will take you around the garden.



Ghoulish walk:
guided lantern tour of the park

October 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31, and November 1st, 2014

(in French only)
Multiple departures each night
Starting off point at Martello Tower 2
$16/ person 13 years old and over
(Not recommanded for 12 and under)

Reservations required: 418 649-6157
You may bring your own lantern (optional)

Tour available in English upon request for groups.

Join this spellbinding interactive walking tour to discover the Plains under a more ghoulish light with Marie-Josephte Corriveau, the woman who was hanged on the Plains of Abraham for the murder of her second husband, or Governor James Murray, the same one who instituted proceedings in 1763 for that purpose.

“I am warning you, we risk a lot by strolling on the Plains tonight. If you run into a shifty individual, don’t look him in the eye, and if someone tries to rob you, scream at the top of your lungs, Stop thief! This should be enough to drive him off”, your guide will warn you.

Today a peaceful place, in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries the Plains were the scene of dark illegal activities since this was a remote, disreputable location well hidden from view therefore an ideal spot for crime, prostitution, duels, black masses, bloody punishments, even executions.

Shed some light on the dark history of the Plains of Abraham and the many obscure legends linked to it. Dare to meet a thief, a treasure hunter, and period characters, intriguing and mysterious. Military discipline in the Martello Towers, surgery at the time of the battles, public hangings, origins of Halloween and black masses on the Plains will reveal their secrets to those who venture in the darkness, a lanterne in hand.

Who knows who you might bump into. They who are without a shadow must have sold their souls to the Devil…


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Bewitching Tour:
family lantern tour

October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, and November 1 and 2, 2014

(in French only)
At 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Starting off point at Martello Tower 1 
$8/5-12 years old; $11/13 years old and over
Reservations required: 418 649-6157

Follow Marguerite or Ignace 'La Pépite', who will guide you along the unusual decorations of the Joan of Arc Garden. Let shivers run down the spines of small children (5 to 12 years old) and older ones too, as they walk this unexpected course.

Thanks to magic spells and rituals, your guide will show you (by reciting formulas, using a lucky charm and chanting various invocations) how to outsmart the mysteries that haunt the park. You will then need to keep your cool while visiting the haunted Martello 2 circuit.

 

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Information and reservation: 418 649-6157 / 1 855 -649-6157

Where are Martello Tower 2 and Joan of Arc Garden 

Leaflet (2013)

Press release (2013)