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Terrasse Dufferin

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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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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour

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Charming !

Loved everything ! Beautiful church to tour, gift shops, cafes, historical buildings in excellent condition, monuments.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Niantic, Connecticut
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Niantic, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Loved everything ! Beautiful church to tour, gift shops, cafes, historical buildings in excellent condition, monuments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Can't say it more succinctly than that. Enjoy the walk, sit on the benches and take pictures - a great way to enjoy Quebec City!

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Saranac Lake, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful boardwalk overlooking the St. Lawrence River. If you're lucky there will be a street performer playing, which only ads to the atmosphere.

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Being there and look down where it all began... You could almost see Samuel de Champlain standing on his ship in 1608... One of the best vistas in North America! Looking down the St-Lawrence river, and in your back, the most photographed hotel in the world: Le Château Frontenac. You could not miss this place when you're in Quebec City!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As you walk around the Terrasse you can picture a time where people would dress up and stroll. Can be a bit crowded and seating is limited, there was one restaurant.

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New Delhi, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is the best location and great view in front. Nearby shops and restaurants are good. Very much value for money. Rooms very comfy and have free WiFi.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a great place for beautiful photos, a bit of relaxing and some buskers. You can also walk up to the plains of abraham from here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Right in front of the Château Frontenac, one of the most visited hotels in the world. Its view is well worth the trip, whatever season. It is accessible to everyone and it has all the services you might require.

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Oakville, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A great place to meet, to watch the talent and catch the funicular during the summer! In the spring it was windy, but a great view of the archaeology beneath. Check that out after May!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

I spent some time here every day during my four day visit to this lovely and historic city. Great place to stop and take a breather, magnificent views of the river, unparalleled spot for people watching. I couldn't help but imagine Victorian families, the women with parasols, wicker prams with rosy cheeked children strolling this promenade. Experience was greatly enhanced... More 

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