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Terrasse Dufferin

2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2 | Somehwere Ming Cing, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418 648-7016
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As featured in Quebec City for free
Ranked #4 of 134 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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Quebec City, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

no matter the time of day, or season, a walk on the terrasse is a must. You'll hear musicians, see crowds, eat ice cream, enjoy the view and learn about history Under the terrasse

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New York City, New York
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19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Go here for a panaromic view of the city below and the sea-in winter its filled with partly frozen freckles of water-a pretty sight. Do the slide on the wooden sheets, its fun! From here a funicular takes you to the lower town where the ferry is.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The slide that is set up here during the winter should be at the top of any visitor's agenda who wants to feel the rush of sliding down an icy run on an old-fashioned wooden toboggan. We did it five times over the two days we were there. At $2.50 each ride, this is the best bargain in town.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

One of the most beatiful walks along a river bank, but in the town. The ice on the river paints wonderful landscapes. The ice toboggan ride is really funny (only 2$).

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Terrasse Dufferin offers a great view of the St-Lawrence river and the Lower town of Old Québec and there are great things to do nearby.

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Saint John, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Beautiful spot, we visited more than once during our three day visit. Also, take advantage of the slide, great for all ages, lots of fun!

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falmouth, maine
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214 reviews 214 reviews
65 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

even in winter, gorgeous view, the ice toboggan....view of the park and Chateau - I can't even imagine how much nicer it is in summer.

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

At Les Glissades de la Terrasse one must 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. It was priceless just simple wish we could have done it at night since it just closed when we found... More

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Watertown, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Beautiful overlook of the St. Lawrence River. There is ice sledding in the winter. It was really beautiful and a must see site

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The view is magnificent. It is such a different place and a real surprise when you see the how beautiful is this place. It is also very close to a lot of restaurants, which can make your day very special. I went with my family and It was very good.

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