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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 #5 of 139 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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Royal Oak, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very large boardwalk. Open day and night and lots of things going on. Good place to watch street performers.

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Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Easy walk along the cliff. Hard to believe in the summer that they ride toboggans onto there in the winter. Great for photos. It goes from the Plains of Abraham down several flights and curls around the hotel to the Place d'Arms area.

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Dodge Co., Wisconsin
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This broad walkway allows you some of the best views in Quebec City. With Chateau Frontenac as your back drop you can stroll the wooden walkway or sit at one of the many cast iron victorian style benches. We spent time here when we were done touring for the day with a cup of coffee and a treat to just... More

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Moscow, Russia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A nice place to walk and have a rest in beautiful pavillions. there is a good view from it on the river.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This new museum showcases the living quarters of the French and English governors of Quebec over the centuries. It takes about a half hour (give or take a bit) to go through, has guides on sight to explain things (like the ice house used to keep food cold throughout the year), interactive screens with more information, and some good exhibits... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Terrace Dufferin is the name of the wide boardwalk in front of the Chateau Frontenac. It's easily accessible via the funicular from the lower city and offers terrific views of the St. Lawrence River and surrounding areas. Those wishing to save the $2.25 fare can walk up or down the stairs next to the funicular entrance, where about 1/3 of... More

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Wawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There is a new museum under the boardwalk in front of the Frontenac uncovering some historic ruins. There are glass displays on the boardwalk allowing people to see under the boadwalk and peaking interest. We decided to explore and it was a fascinating guide yourself tour, fully interactive with stations, relics and computer enhancements. Well worth the few dollars to... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It has good views from the terrace, however we did not find it extra ordinary. Good walk though to stretch your legs.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The terrace provides the best views for seeing the River go by. Also provides adequate seating and a nice surprise view of the U.S. Consulate.

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Durham, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a must for Quebec visitors. The view of the St. Lawrence River is superb. I had the advantage of exceptional weather, but I imagine the terrace is great any time of year. A great way to view the Chateau Frontenac. There’s a nice bit of history here, too, which the guidebooks all cover.

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