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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 142 attractions in Quebec City
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
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... more » 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. « less
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Barrie,Ontario
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely little quaint hotel with amazing views from the wee balconies and breakfast delivered to the room. People-watch from the balcony and watch the river and cruise ships. Will be there in October and can't wait!

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great views, you can walk along with the Chateau as the back picture...very nice! You can also visit the historical findings, tools, kitchen stuff they used way back when

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a promenade around the old city of Quebec. It takes you around the city from the chateau, up many flights of stairs, towards the plains of Abraham. From here you are on ground and the citadel is below you. The terrasse is a great place to sit and relax and stroll with great views of Levis across the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

So this is the wide wooden "skirt" at the top of the hill, at the base of the Hotel Frontenac (which is the giant beautiful hotel that looks like a castle in the middle of Upper Town). Plenty of street artists and buskers to entertain you, and also benches to rest and relax. You will 100% want to come here.

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Manchester, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

A great place to stroll any time of the day. Street performances here are very good. Plenty of benches to sit and watch the people and boat traffic on the St. Lawrence seaway.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A very nice place to see street performances. Also a beautiful walk and very relaxing. Beautiful view.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was cool and overcast, but the Terrace past the Frontenac is well worth it. It is clean and well constructed. The views of the St Lawrence are inspiring. You can almost picture the explorers coming down the River.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's a great boardwalk with the St.Lawrence river on one side and Fairmont chateau Frontenac on the other. What could be better?

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Atlanta GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Run, stroll, sit, magnificent view of the St Lawrence, right city center, and at the Funiculaire to lower town, stretches all the way up to the citadel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We enjoyed the local musicians and entertainers, who took turns at different locations around the Terrasse Dufferin. Don't forget to tip them! And don't miss the tour offered at the information booth behind the Statue of Champlain... to go below the Terrasse and see the remains of the original chateau. Tons of history here, with canons galore. And if you... More

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