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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 reviews lawrence river chateau frontenac street performers wide boardwalk wooden boardwalk lower town toboggan run people watch great place to stroll plains of abraham board walk view of the river nice walk fairmont hotel old quebec sunny day take pictures
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

Boardwalk starts next to funicular to lower town. Pretty boardwalk stroll. Beautiful views of the river and ferries crossing it. Romantic on a soft evening. (If the tourists aren't too heavy). Adjoining park area always seems to have free entertainment going: musicians, etc. (Same area...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Lovely boardwalk alongside the Frontenac Chateau Hotel. Very good street entertainers (singers) to sit and listen to while you have a rest. Visit the museum below ground of the original citadel of Quebec. Very interesting and well worthwhile.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank cgeorgemac
Reviewed 20 August 2013

This wooden terrasse gives wonderful views down to the river and is built over the top of earlier ramparts and tunnels.If you are feeling energetic(or are dragged into it squealing) at the end of the terrace 310 steps of varying steepness will eventually lead to...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Lotois
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Do stay off the governors promenade at the end of the terrace unless you plan on using this part as your workout for the week! Stairs, stairs, stairs, and no way out until the end! Alternatively at the other end of the terrace you will...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Peregrine1111
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Our family enjoyed a break from hours of driving by strolling along the wooden boardwalk of the terrace.

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 17 August 2013

This is a nice place to stroll or just hang out. It is crowded especially on Saturday as it is one of the center areas of the Old city. Even with the crowds it is still a great place to go. It is on the...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Red-Barchetta2011
Reviewed 17 August 2013

One of the most beautiful views. Here, history and geography combine to give one of the most scenic places ever.

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank ab_adnan
Reviewed 15 August 2013

I think there's a 24 hour shows on this terrace, plus a very good view day and night of the Lawrence river. Breathtaking!

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank cyrillota
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Best walked, IMO, in the evening. During the day there are quite a few people, even along the stairs leading to the Plains, along with buskers and stalls. Views are great, both down into Lower Town and down into the archeological dig in progress under...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Paul N
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Day or night, this is a nice place to stroll with views of the old town below and the river. For those having Parks Canada passes, there are 2 entrances to the old building below. If you do not have an annual pass, I would...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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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
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.