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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 143 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This makes a lovely stroll daytime for great view and photo opportunities or evening to walk the dinner off. All lit up both sides of river makes it a romantic evening walk.

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Forestburgh, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Well kept area with plenty of benches to sit and take in the views below of the St Lawrence,or turn around to gaze at the Chateau Frontenac.

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Leeds
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Excellent views and worth visiting the Chateau Champlain ruins underneath the terrasse. It provided excellent views, a nice atmosphere and was perfect for a morning stroll.

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Philadephia
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous views of both the Chateau Frontenac and across the St. Lawrence to Levis. This is a nice walk. I'm told that in the winter the Terrace is converted to a toboggan run which you can see at the end of the walkway. There are pretty little pavilions and seating along the terrace to relax on.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We enjoyed this walk on a recent visit to Quebec City. The views are wonderful and it really gives you a sense of Old Quebec. I'm sure it would be even more magical in the winter.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Loved strolling the Terrasse. Great spot to watch the fireworks, people watch, take photos of the city and the St. Lawrence river. In the shadow of Chateau Frontenac.

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Chartley, Massachusetts
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We watched the fireworks on the St. Lawrence from the Terrasse (Wednesdays and Saturdays in August).There are speakers and a soundtrack near the Chateau Frontenac but the crowd was smaller and the view was more direct from the end near the toboggan run and the Citadel.

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Barrie,Ontario
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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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