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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 #3 of 144 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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Absolutely fantastic views from and of quebec city. Not to be missed! Great atmosphere and local musicians!

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Markham, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Start off your walk at the Chateau Frontenac and walk the length of the Terrasse to climb the 300 steps up to the Citadel...great walk and beautiful sights of St Lawrence. Enjoy an evening stroll and listen to the street performers - close your eyes and you may think you are in Paris. Can only imagine how beautiful it would... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were here early in the morning on a Monday, and we almost had the place to ourselves. Walked the length of it and then climbed the steps to continue the walkway that runs by the Citadel. By the time we were finished with that, the Terrace was hopping with people and singers. Fantastic views of the St. Lawrence River... More

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Surrey, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You wouldn't have said you have visited Quebec if you have not been to the Terrasse Dufferin. A nice afternoon stroll around it give you a full view of the Frontenac and St. Lawrence Lake. It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk from the start to the end, but you would certainly spend much more than that. Note there are... More

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Florida
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Walked the length of Dufferin Terrace a couple of times during recent visit to Quebec City. A beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River and Levis across the river. Also, nice to hang out for a while in the Chateau Frontenac area. Usually a musician or two performing, so that adds to the charm. This is the same area where... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Perfect for an evening promenade, especially if there are fireworks involved. But even during daytime, Terrasse Dufferin offers a wonderful view.

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Regina, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

To me - this is where it should all start. Everything can be seen or reached (gotten too - sorry about the poor grammar) fro here. Everything seems to "spoke" (as in bicycle spoke) from here. There are numerous gem attractions here and nearby.

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

So a relaxing view looking out in the St-Laurent and especially looking at the training of men crossing the icy St-Laurent in canoes, wonderful.

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Ludlow, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The only negative is the abundance of steps. Not for the faint of heart, but good for the heart and mind.

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Niagara, Ontario
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wonderful walk along the Terrasse, in the shadow of the Chateau Frontenac - and amazing view of the St. Lawrence!

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