Plains of Abraham, host site of FIS Cross-Country World Cup Finals

From: The National Battlefields Commission

March 21, 2019 – Québec –The National Battlefields Commission

The National Battlefields Commission is honoured that the Plains of Abraham have been selected for a second edition of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Finals – a sign that competition organizers and the world’s top cross-country skiers appreciated their experience during the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Finals (2017), Ski Tour Canada (2016) and Sprint Québec (2012).

“The Plains of Abraham, acknowledged as a unique rallying point in the city of Québec, is an exceptional venue to welcome an international event of this importance. It was natural for us to reiterate our cooperation with the event organisers. Staff members and I at the Commission wish the very best of luck to all the cross-country skiers who will be skiing on the Plains of Abraham as of tomorrow.”

– Jean Robert, Chair of the National Battlefields Commission

Quick facts

  • The Commission is delighted that elite skiers from around the world have chosen to rendezvous at the heart of the city of Québec for a competition held entirely on the Plains of Abraham from March 22 to 24.

  • Park users and visitors are invited to come to the Plains of Abraham in great numbers to encourage the 175 athletes in an exceptional decor that is part of our heritage.

  • The Battlefields Park, the first national historic park in Canada that includes the Plains of Abraham, welcomes four million visitors annually.

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