October 1 to November 6, 2016

Throughout the month of October, ghosts and mysterious characters will be haunting the Plains of Abraham hoping to come across courageous visitors. 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:

Decorations at the Joan of Arc Garden
Haunted tower (families) 
Bewitching Tour (4-7) 
Spine-tingling Tales (8-12) 
Tales of the bad old days - new (adults) 

Ghoulish Walk (adults)

Video in French only

Decorations at the Joan of Arc Garden

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 Cap Diamant, the Sabbath, the voices of Joan of Arc, the widow’s walk, drunkenness and temperance, public punishment, etc. Several tombstones will remind strollers of the personalities who left their mark on the park. 

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Haunted Tower (families)

Entertainment, surprises and fabulous decors on the Martello Tower roof, including scenes like the mysterious forest and the astronomical observatory. Fun, stand-alone quiz to complete and a tour on the mini-train of the Joan of Arc Garden, much to the delight of little ones. Watch your back, soldiers may surprise you! A must-see for families.

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Bewitching Tour (4-7 years old)

Follow counterfeiter Louis Mallet or his wife Marie as they guide you amidst the unusual decorations of the Joan of Arc Garden and Martello towers 1 and 2 to present you tales of different legend of the Plains of Abraham. Shivers will run down your spine as you walk this surprising course.

Armed with magic spells, lucky charms, and strange incantations, your guide will show you how to outsmart the mysteries that haunt the park.

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Spine-tingling Tales (8-12 years old)

Spellbinding tour where tales and legends are part of the rich and colourful history of the Plains of Abraham. Ghosts haunt the city, crimes are committed and the Plains are not spared their macabre past. Hear terrible stories told by Marie-Joseph Corriveau or her father, Joseph, and learn how to outmanoeuvre the spirits and find a hidden treasure. Thrills and chills guaranteed.

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Tales of the Bad Old Days (adults) - NEW

Shameful diseases, epidemics, DIY surgery, stolen corpses, dubious hygiene, and violent deaths feature in these true stories from the historical record. An incredible opportunity to discover the most enigmatic of the Martello towers!

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Ghoulish Walk (adults)

Tour available in English upon request for groups.

Join this spellbinding interactive walking tour to discover the Plains under a more ghoulish light. Today a peaceful place, in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries the Plains were the scene of dark illegal activities.

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.

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Decorations at the Joan of Arc Garden (for all ages)

October 1 to November 6, 2016

Day or evening.
At the Joan of Arc Garden.

Haunted Tower (families)

October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2016

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At Martello Tower 2 and the Joan of Arc Garden.
$3 / 5 years old and older, free for 4 and under.

Bewitching Tour (4-7 years old)

October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2016

At 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Departs from Martello Tower 1. 
$8 / 4-7 years old, $11 / accompanying adult.
Only in French.

Reservations required: 418 649-6157 / 1 855 649-6157


Spine-tingling Tales (8-12 years old)

October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2016

Departs from Martello Tower 1.
$8 / 8-12 years old. $11 / accompanying adult. 
Only in French.

Reservations required: 418 649-6157 / 1 855 649-6157


Tales of the Bad Old Days (adults) - NEW

October 29, 30, November 4 and 5, 2016

$10/14 and over.
At Martello Tower 4.
Only in French.


Ghoulish walk (adults)

October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and 31*, 2016

At 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. *Only at 7 p.m. on October 31.
Departs from Martello Tower 2. You may bring your own lantern (optional).
$16 / 13 years old and over. Not recommended for children under 13.
Only in French. 

Reservations required: 418 649-6157 / 1 855 649-6157


Where are Martello Tower 2 and Joan of Arc Garden 

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Bewitching Tour

Haunted Tower

Joan of Arc Garden