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Terrasse Dufferin

Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Historic walking areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Best views!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

you have the best view on the river and on a beautiful night even it was cold it still the most romantic spot on the terrace great

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

From this wooden boardwalk you can view the river, watch the ferries cross the ice flow to Lévis, hear the tobogganers scream down the man-made track or sit and just people watch. Pop in Starbucks in the Frontenac when you need a warm drink!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

... there are stairs leading up to the Gazebo where the Plains of Abraham is.... a nice short walk. Beautiful boardwalk with Chateau Frontenac as an iconic backdrop, very photogenic.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was a great walk in the newly fallen snow. Views of the St Lawrence and views of the Chateau Frontenac! Lots of interesting people to observe. Photo opportunities galore!! We walked first early in the morning when no one was there and it was so beautiful, then again on a gorgeous sunny day with lots of people. Great either... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A wide boardwalk with scenic view of the St. Lawrence River. A relaxing place to walk. When tired of walking, you can sit on the benches and listen to music by gifted Quebecers. You can even dance! Just don't forget to give some tips for the musicians. As an expression of their appreciation for your tip, they will continue to... More 

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