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Best Parks in Quebec City

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Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge

Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge was once the residence of the Lieutenant Governors of Quebec, but post a fire accident in 1966 the place has been converted into a public garden. This historic garden in Quebec offers tourists a wonderful refuge among colorful flowers and soothing shade under maple, white spruce and oak trees. The garden offers a variety of activities for the visitors ranging from cycling around the park to walking areas, horticultural visits etc.

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Jardin de Saint-Roch

Jardin de Saint-Roch is a city park established in the year 1992 by mayor Jean-Paul L'Allier. The park is surrounded by a number of different restaurants, sculptures, companies and is home to a range of species of flowers. The place is also used as a location for hosting festivals and events. The park was created for the sole purpose of beautifying the city and attracting tourists.

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Plains of Abraham (Battlefields Park)

This is one of Quebec City's most popular parks and historical attractions. Commemorating the daring 1759 attack in which Quebec fell to the British under the leadership of General Wolfe, Plaines d'Abraham features two striking Martello Towers offering rotating displays and great views over the St Lawrence River. The interpretive center is housed in the Musée du Québec.

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Le Domaine Maizerets

Le Domaine Maizerets is a beautiful park that is always flooded with people during the summer, largely because of its location on the bike path that extends from the Montmorency Falls to the Old City. With its large grassy areas, arboretum, gardens and historic buildings, the park is a great place to enjoy nature in the city. In the summer, free concerts and plays take place in the outdoor area. Nature and bird-watching conferences occur frequently. In the winter, cross-country skiers take over the grounds. Admission to the park is free.

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Promenade Samuel-De Champlain

Skirting the Saint Lawrence River, this 2.5 kilometer (1.55 mile) stretch is one of the most picturesque recreational spaces in the city. Besides refreshing views of the meandering river, the beautifully laid-out promenade offers numerous delightful experiences from lush woodlands for nature lovers to play areas for the sports enthusiasts. Worth a special mention is the Station des Quais, a series of gardens showcasing artistic interpretations of the great river. Opened in 2008, the promenade has garnered wide acclaim and numerous awards for its design, and has become one of the most popular public spaces in the city.

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Parc des Moulins

This lush patch of green is a refreshing escape in the urban locales of Charlesbourg. Named after the large number of mills that once populated the industrial area, the nearly 9 hectare (22.24 acre) park is impeccably laid out with beautiful landscaping and natural features. The Riviere du Berger flowing through the park, and the numerous flower and rock gardens add to its beauty. Ideal for leisurely strolls and picnics, the park is a popular recreation space for locals.

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Montmorency Falls Park

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency offers a multitude of activities for the entire family. In the summer, walk across one of two suspension bridges or through miles of parkland trails before enjoying a gourmet meal at the Manoir Montmorency. Winter can be just as relaxing, though daredevils can take an ice climbing course on the frozen waterfall wall of ice and snow. The park is located just east of Quebec City along Avenue Royale. Admission to the park is free but parking is charged.

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