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Terrasse Dufferin

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Phone Number: 418 648-7016
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This elevated area offers panoramic views of Old Quebec and the St....

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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Wonderful View

This is a good place to start your wanderings around Quebec old town as it helps to get your bearings. Fabulous view out across the St Lawrence River. Very easy walking and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a good place to start your wanderings around Quebec old town as it helps to get your bearings. Fabulous view out across the St Lawrence River. Very easy walking and suitable for wheel chairs. Good place to sit and watch the world go by.

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North Egremont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A winter tradition in Quebec City for as long as I can remember. The ride is short but exciting. You'll scream the whole way down. And it's only $3. What a bargain.

Thank Richard A
Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the terrasse, you have a great view of lower town, the Island of Orléans, the city of Lévis across the majestic St-Lawrence river, a very spectacular panorama from where the first French colonisers could see their enemies approach. Lots of history was made here. Soak it in, then go into the Chateau or any one of the great restaurants... More 

Thank Roleduc
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great promenade during summer but fabulous during winter. In the latter they erect a toboggan run and for $3 per run you can race down it all day, weather permiting. Then you can have a caribou in the bar at the Hotel Frontenac.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a perfectly prepared breakfast here in the sunshine overlooking the St. Lawrence. Service was excellent, the quality was excellent and great value.

Thank laladaisy2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great river views & of the Chateau Frontenac. There is a slide that you can sled on as well. Beautiful with all the snow. It connects to Promenade des Gouverneurs.

Thank Adam-Margaux
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually I didn't walk it much, I had other places to be. But I imagine next time I visit Quebec city, I will take a picnic lunch and a blanket and make a day of it.

Thank Amy K
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no short list of entertaining things in Quebec City and the Terrasse is one of them. It was winter and snowing but it was still lovely. Great viewing areas. Little souvenir shops (closed for winter) Great view of the Hotel Frontenac, Levi's across the way and into the glass viewing areas to the underground fort. Nice way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to le Château Frontenac offering an incredible view on the St-Laurence river . This terrasse was build In 1834. You can have a very good walk to les Plaines d'Abraham from there.

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What more pleasant than a leisurely stroll along the Terrasse Dufferin, walking close to the guard rail looking at the ships sail by on the St-Laurence River. You are sure to meet lots of oother people doing the same thing and enjoying it.

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