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Terrasse Dufferin

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
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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A must in the summer enchanting in the winter

A relaxing view on the St-Lawrence River, Lévis and the Old Quebec bridge. The setting is fantastic the Chateau Frontenac in the background and the terrace that alloy's a stroll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Quebec City, Canada
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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

A relaxing view on the St-Lawrence River, Lévis and the Old Quebec bridge. The setting is fantastic the Chateau Frontenac in the background and the terrace that alloy's a stroll in time...

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is really one of the best views of Quebec City you can get and just in front of the famous Chateau Frontenac and beside the famous Citadelle. Every visit - even for 1 day - should include this beautiful boardwalk. From here you can take the Funiculaire to Basse Ville (Lowertown). Not to be missed summer or winter.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

are available on the Terrasse. It was -20C when we were there but we walked on it and took amazing pictures. A must in Quebec.

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Toronto Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What is better than tobogganing in front of the chateau de Frontenac and some hot chocolate and the ferries crossing an ice filler river. Man O Man! the best view I had this winter. My kids loved it. The promenade is crazy too. Loved it.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We walked along the Terrasse Dufferin every day, to view the frozen Ste. Lawrence River. A delightful, if sometimes cold, walk. We, also, tobaggoned down the fantastic ice slide, which had children screaming with delight all day! Take your camera and shoot some of the most beautiful pictures of the Quebec wall, old town, Chateau Frontenac during the day,and then... More 

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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Some of the best views in the city, and a huge ice slide in winter, can be enjoyed from this promenade high above the St. Lawrence River. As you walk along the terrace, observe the cannons that once defended Québec or stop by the statue of explorer Samuel de Champlain, the city’s founder. You can also take a guided tour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The service was excellent, and the buffet had good selection. The issue I had was that the food was not warm. I was really excited for the crepes but then they were cold, as was the bacon and the eggs. Good coffee and waiter was very attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A must see area while visiting QC. Amazing views of the St. Lawrence and le Château Frontenac. Filled with historical info and views to archaeological artifacts. In the winter, take a ride on the ice slide - you'll love it!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

No tour or visit to Quebec is complete until one has strolled along the wooden walkway over the Dufferin Terrace where the majesty of the St Lawrence unfolds over time and space. The view is remarkable!

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miami, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great view of the river and the Lower City. We went in winter and got to do the toboggan ride. Great fun but hold on to your hat.

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