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Terrasse Dufferin

2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2 | chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
+1 418-648-7016
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This elevated area offers panoramic views of Old Quebec and the St. Lawrence River. Winter adrenalin junkies line up by the thousands at Les Glissades de la Terrasse to experience the rush of zooming downhill from 270 feet high (82 meters) in a toboggan speeding up to 60 mph (90 kilometers per hour) to the bottom 500 feet (152 meters) away. Located on the Dufferin Terrace overlooking the St. Lawrence River behind Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the ride is open from mid-December through late March.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2 | chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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"lawrence river"
in 176 reviews
"chateau frontenac"
in 300 reviews
"street performers"
in 98 reviews
"wide boardwalk"
in 28 reviews
"wooden boardwalk"
in 17 reviews
"lower town"
in 124 reviews
"toboggan run"
in 18 reviews
"great place to stroll"
in 21 reviews
"plains of abraham"
in 80 reviews
"board walk"
in 22 reviews
"nice walk"
in 44 reviews
"view of the river"
in 16 reviews
"fairmont hotel"
in 20 reviews
"old quebec"
in 92 reviews
"sunny day"
in 22 reviews
"take pictures"
in 19 reviews
"benches"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

spend lots of time here, cos it's the best view of the chataeu hotel and the bay . tips: a nobody photo should be took in the early morning.

Thank ivycai
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The musician busking on the terrace certainly added to the atmosphere! The backdrop of the Chateau de Frontenac just completed the picture. I walked further on to the Governor's Promenade, across the Plains of Abraham (covered with deep, frozen ice, it being early spring and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Seeing this in person was amazing! Photos really do not do it justice! It is a beautiful building! The gelato place attached to the hotel is amazing as well! I can't wait to return!

Thank Brie V
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful area with a lovely view of the St. Lawrence. It is beautiful in the day but is at it's most extraordinary at night. The view of Chateau Frontenac is truly enchanting!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky - summer just arrived - blue skies and of course a lot of tourists (same as we) and sportsmen and women. However marvelous lookout that should be combined with "Promenade des Gouverneurs".

Thank Martin L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice spot to visit! Great spot for a walk with beautiful views and nice energy! We indulged in a yummy hot chocolate, Toured the excavation site and took the funicular down to lower town.

Thank K M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled here in March and the toboggan service was still available. A LOT of fun and highly recommended! Stunning views

Thank Fifig7
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Terrasse Dufferin is a nice spot to walk and take a stroll. Good views of the city from the terrasse.

Thank Chaitanya S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of rain we relished our walk along Terrasse Dufferin. Street musicians provided a lively backdrop to our stroll and people watching. With the St. Lawrence on one side and beautiful architecture on the other, it was lovely.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Frontenac so it was easy access to the terrace. Almost every evening, we would walk along the terrace and enjoy the openness and the views. Day or night, this is a great place to stroll.

Thank Samndjsdad
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Maureen C
8 July 2017|
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Response from Hjalmar B | Reviewed this property |
Top shape..walk.If not use bus,shuttle if cruse has one,taxi it is a short distance or finuclaire for the lift the rest is flat walking.
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hcraw4d
8 August 2016|
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Response from primavoce72 | Reviewed this property |
To the left of Chateau Frontenac if you are facing the St. Lawrence River.
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Man3d
26 May 2016|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
yes you can park at the hotel we did and so do many who dine there...there is also parking on the lower side a huge parking lot just below the fort....then take the elevator up....I hope this helps
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