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Terrasse Dufferin

2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, 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
2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-648-7016
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Reviewed yesterday

A must see. A wide promenade where you will find the famous Frontenac hotel, the Funicular to lower town, and shops and restaurants. Great view of the river.

Thank Irene C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Central location by the old Quebec quarter Great spot to stroll with views , buskers and glimpses of the original chateau foundations below

Thank Villamallorca2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To walk in Terrasse Dufferin is a deep dive in the history of Canada. A beautiful landscape in Quebec city.

Thank NakaoSP
Reviewed 2 days ago

10 year ago, when I visited here, did not see this wooden platform This time, when I walk here, it is so such beautiful, I fully love it, it is a great upgrade.

Thank linxz2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

There always seems to be something happening here. Street performers, sailboats to wtch, ice cream or just people watch. The views are spectacular and the stroll restful. Highly recommmended as part of any visit to Quebec.

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great walking spot next to the river, right behind Chateau Frontenac. There are benches to sit on to get a few minutes of rest and to enjoy the view

Thank travelqueenme
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cannons to the left, a world class hotel ahead, and the St. Lawrence River to your right. Look for the hidden gem - a museum below the boardwalk of the original Governor Generals home.

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The views of the St. Lawrence River are beautiful from here, no matter the weather. This is a great place to walk and sit on the benches to take in the view. While we visited in July musicians performed. A must see!

Thank Ann622
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful view of lower town, the St. Lawrence River, the Chateau, really everything. I would enjoy each morning sitting on the bench enjoying the sunshine while drinking my coffee and watching/listening to the buskers.

Thank sandraconn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This area offers spectacular views of the St. Lawrence river. Performers also come out & work for tips in this area so that can be entertaining

Thank M.j. J
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Maureen C
8 July 2017|
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Response from 646leonora | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take the furnicular to go down by the petit Champlain fee is 3cad dollars then walk is about 15 mins if only to see the pier. But if taking a cruise you need a taxi with luggage
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.
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