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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2 | chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-648-7016
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All reviewslawrence riverchateau frontenacstreet performerswide boardwalkwooden boardwalklower towntoboggan runpeople watchgreat place to strollplains of abrahamnice walkboard walkview of the riverfairmont hotelold quebecsunny daytake pictures
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

This is the boardwalk that starts at the Place Cartier and continues till the Plains of Abraham. The views are outstanding . Many benches are scattered throughout. If one continues to the Plains you must walk up quite a few flights of stairs..so be aware....More

3  Thank jrich1027
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Loved Terrasse Dufferin- beautiful at any time of day- at night the city lights are so dramatic, during the daytime, the energy of street performers is present, at sunset- the glow is heavenly. Be aware this is always windy up on the Terrassee- wear your...More

1  Thank MusicCityTravelers
Reviewed 19 May 2013

The view on the St. Lawrence River and across to Lévis is great. The Château Frontenac stands majestically over all. There are plenty of benches for everyone, also on sunny days, to enjoy this place.

1  Thank Martin_ZH_12
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Lovely area for a stroll or take a seat on a bench and take in the view. You can have a look at Chateau Fintenac up close. On the days I was there , there was a lady singing opera which added to the atmosphere.

1  Thank Natasha777s
Reviewed 6 May 2013

This is a boardwalk on the edge of the Upper Town looking at the St. Lawrence River over into Levis. It is a must to walk along this expanse past the Chateau Frontenac down to the Plains of Abraham. Sit on a bench and enjoy...More

2  Thank R G
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Stunning view of the St-Lawrence River and the tip of the Island of Orléans. If you want to take a longer walk you can go up to the plains of Abraham by using the stairway at the end of the boardwalk.

Thank Jackocan
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The Boardwalk or Terrase Dufferin overlooks the river and has a great view on the city. Also provides a nice backdrop for a romantic stoll or an energizing afternoon walk (It's a long boardwalk with lots of stairs).

1  Thank Rachel I
Reviewed 16 March 2013

No visit to Quebec City is complete without taking a stroll on the Terrasse Dufferin. It is situated within the walls of the Vieille Ville (Old Quebec) next to the the impressive Chateaux Frontenac. You can see the city of Levis across the majestic St....More

2  Thank David J P
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Whenever we passed the Samuel de Champlain statue there was a live performer or two and most were pretty decent. We enjoyed sitting on the steps and gazing out on the St Lawrence river while the sun set on the fall foliage in the evenings....More

Thank Andi s
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Live entertainment, the chateau, and sweeping views of Lower Town and the river...a must do! There are ample places to sit, relax and take in all of the sights as well as food and refreshments. The imposing but gorgeous Chateau Frontenac stands at the helm...More

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6 September 2018|
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Response from Paulomen | Reviewed this property |
To go up to the terrasse and Notre Dame you can get a funicular downtown. Bedtd
Ray W
10 August 2018|
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Response from NatalieMira | Reviewed this property |
It was the Thursday night when we were there... They were spectacular. I believe the rest of August is Thursdays and Saturday evenings. It started around 9:30pm or so.
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.