Halloween and the Month of the Dead

October 1 to Novembre 8, 2020

Pull up a chair with your eyes wide open! Ghosts from the past are about to awaken on the Plains of Abraham. Greet them during mysterious Halloween activities sure to amaze young and old.

Halloween Garden
Pull up a chair! New
Abracadabra New
Haunted Tower Cancelled
Raptor Talons Cancelled
Ghoulish Walk Cancelled
Stories to Wake the Dead Cancelled
Tales of the Bad Old Days Cancelled
Bandits! The Chambers Gang Trial Cancelled
The Devil's Jig Cancelled
The Convict's Last Drink Cancelled


Halloween Garden

Take a stroll around the Joan of Arc Garden where mysterious decors inspired by legends illustrate the history 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. Tombstones also remind vistors of personalities who left their mark on the park.

October 1 to November 1, by day or evening.
At the Joan of Arc Garden.
Free.


Pull up a chair!  NEW

Nighttime tour at the Plains of Abraham Museum

A very special evening. Legendary tales, both macabre and intriguing! Many forms of astonishing performances. Unusual historic atmosphere. Interactive stations featuring stories, dance and theater. An unforgettable experience at the Plains of Abraham Museum.

In French only. English translation of the texts available to visitors.
October 30, 31 and November 6, 7, between 6:20 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
$27 per person.
Ages 13 and older.
Book online.
At the Plains of Abraham Museum.


Abracadabra  NEW

Halloween treasure hunt on the Plains of Abraham

The Plains of Abraham are alive with mysteries and legends. In October, tales resurface and magic sets in! Will you be brave enough to wander around in this huge park? Fear not, our magic bag has everything you need to venture forth and discover hidden treasures.

October 1 to November 8.
$9 per group.
Approximate duration: 1 hours 15 minutes.
Register at the Plains of Abraham Museum.


Haunted Tower  CANCELLED

Fabulous decors await you in the Martello Tower, including scenes like the mysterious forest and the astronomical observatory. Watch your back, soldiers may surprise you! A must-see for families

With entertainment, a standalone quiz and a tour on the mini-train at the Joan of Arc Garden.

October 24, 25 and 31 and November 1, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At the Martello Tower 2.
$3.25 (taxes included). Free for children ages 4 and under.
Not accessible for persons with reduced mobility.


Raptor Talons  CANCELLED

Owl, falcon, kite… Dispel any myths that you may have regarding these mysterious birds. Falconry demonstrations, information on the habits of diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey. An exciting and intriguing afternoon of aerial acrobatics featuring several live birds of prey.

October 11, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At the Plains of Abraham Museum (indoor and outdoor).
Free.


Ghoulish Walk  CANCELLED

Lantern in hand, join this spellbinding interactive walking tour to discover the Battlefields Park under a ghoulish light.

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. With them, learn about military discipline in the Martello towers, surgery at the time of the battles, public hangings, origins of Halloween and black masses on the Plains.

October 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Departure from the Martello Tower 2.
Approximate duration: 1 h 45.
In French only.
$14.75 + taxes.
Ages 13 and older.
Not accessible for persons with reduced mobility.


Stories to Wake the Dead  CANCELLED

Listen to storytellers with imaginations that thrill and delight!

October 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m.
At the Plains of Abraham Museum.
Approximate duration: 1 h 30.
In French only.
$20.00 + taxes.
Ages 13 and older.


Tales of the Bad Old Days  CANCELLED

Learn about the darkest days of the 19th century: fires, epidemics, hygiene, shameful diseases, corporal punishment, drunkenness and fights. Genuine historical anecdotes presented inside the mysterious Martello Tower 4!

October 24, 30 and 31; November 6, 7 and 14, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
At the Martello Tower 4.
Approximate duration: 1 h 30.
In French only.
$10.50 (taxes not included).
Ages 13 and older.
Not accessible for persons with reduced mobility.


Bandits! The Chambers Gang Trial  CANCELLED

Hanging, deportation, imprisonment, acquittal? What fate awaits Charles Chambers and his gang of robbers? Find out during an exciting, interactive activity. Relive a 19th century trial on the spot where criminals were imprisoned during the era, in the company of more than 25 historical characters.

November 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m.
At the Morrin Centre.
Approximate duration: 1 h 45.
$28.00 + taxes.
Ages 13 and older.
Not accessible for persons with reduced mobility.

In partnership with the Morrin Centre.


The Devil's Jig  CANCELLED

An evening of lively folk dancing sure to give your calf muscles a workout! Learn about the history and practice of this traditional dance as you stamp your feet and listen to stories and legends where the Devil is never far away.

November 21, at 7:30 p.m.
At the Martello Tower 2.
Approximate duration: 1 h 45.
$20.00 + taxes.
Ages 13 and older.
Not accessible for persons with reduced mobility.


The Convict's Last Drink  CANCELLED

Tavern owner Jos Vaillancourt welcomes you to his establishment. Lively activity on military justice, leisure activities and punishment meted out to soldiers in the 19th century. Historical re-creation and beer sampling on the menu!

November 5, 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m.
At the Martello Tower 2.
Approximate duration: 1 h 15.
In French only.
Ages 18 and older.
$16.00 (taxes not included).
Not accessible for persons with reduced mobility.