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Terrasse Dufferin

2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418 648-7016
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Ranked #4 of 119 Attractions in Quebec City
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This elevated area offers panoramic views of Old Quebec and the St. Lawrence River. Winter...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Sarasota, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was a great walk in the newly fallen snow. Views of the St Lawrence and views of the Chateau Frontenac! Lots of interesting people to observe. Photo opportunities galore!! We walked first early in the morning when no one was there and it was so beautiful, then again on a gorgeous sunny day with lots of people. Great either... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A wide boardwalk with scenic view of the St. Lawrence River. A relaxing place to walk. When tired of walking, you can sit on the benches and listen to music by gifted Quebecers. You can even dance! Just don't forget to give some tips for the musicians. As an expression of their appreciation for your tip, they will continue to... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the place to go in Quebec City. One cannot go in Quebec City without going to Terrasse Dufferin! The view is fantastic on the St-Lawrence River and the historical Ile d'Orleans, on 3000' mountains in the background, on the 400 years-old Place Royale on the shore, and on the world-famous Château Frontenac just behind us where Winston Churchill,... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great place to stroll (and people watch if it were warmer!) Excellent view of the St. Lawrence and the Lower Town - great place for photos!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Dufferin Terrace was an elegant palce to watch people and enjoy the beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River. Quebec City could be anywhere in Europe and has tremendous charm!

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The riverscene is iconically beautiful to look at and great to walk by from this terrace. Great fresh air and wonderful sense that this is the beginning of a genuinely rich experience in North America.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Best view of the city: the St. Lawrence river, the Quartier du Petit Champlain and the imposing Chateau Frontenac. Either you visit this neighborhood, or you haven't been in Québec City at all.

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a lovely boardwalk with the Chateau at one end and the Fort at the other end. There were lots of benches to sit on all the way along and fantastic views over the St Lawrence River to admire.

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Geyserville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I'm sure our experience would have been great but the wind was unbearable. Having said that I would love to return to Quebec. The city and Terrasse has much to offer and is very picturesque! Nice stroll along the St. Lawrence river, it's a beautiful city with lots of shops and restaurants

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stayed at the Chateau Due Frontenac, so the terrasse was right outside the hotel doors. It's a beautiful place to stroll and take in the beauty of the St. Lawrence or the Chateau. It's also a great place to people-watch!

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