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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 141 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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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

You will enjoy a beautiful view of the St-Lawrence river. Can be windy though, make sure you are dress appropriatly in automn and winter.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a quiet walk with a great view down to the river and postcard views of Chateau Frontenac. No vendors or restaurants, just a peaceful place to reflect.

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Vancouver
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121 reviews 121 reviews
59 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The Terasse Dufferin wooden boardwalk is a great place to enjoy some of the best views of the Chateau Frontenac and Québec City's busy St. Lawrence River port and waterfront. On a warm day, it's a lovely place to enjoy a picnic meal and just people-watch under a green-striped belvedere while enjoying street performers.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Great people-watching place as the cruise ship people come up the fernicular in the morning and go back down in the afternoon. If you can catch the Italian tenor street performer it can be a beautiful hour sitting in the sun below the Chateau Frontenac and the statue of Champlain with the St. Lawrence winding off into the distance.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This boardwalk goes from the Chateau over to the Citadel. You can continue up very easy-to-manage steps (but a lot of them!) to the Citadel for a visit there. A lovely view of the river.

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Burlington, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The most perfect views of the St. Lawrence! Amazing photo location. Iconic! Be sure to visit the Park Canada exhibition underground of the ruins of the old governors mansion that uses to exist before the Chateau Frontenac was built - only $9 per family! Very interesting and our kids lived it.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Terrasse is very special. It's behind Le Chateau Frontenac overlooking the pier and river. It's very wide, long & flat and you can walk the entire length. It's just "inside the wall" around Old Quebec so you can take the stairs at one end to get down to Lower Town or the Funicular (cable car on a track) at... More

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Bala, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A must when visiting this attractive city. Stop and talk to strangers - a very friendly relaxed place with street busking. Also the amazing backdrop of Chateau Fortinac. Take loads of photos.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great views across the river, and of Le Chateau Frontenac, with fall colours if you're there at the right time of year. And free. What's not to like?

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A lovely boardwalk from which to view the St.Laurent River. Also the Citadel is there and the Funicular. Terraces Dufferin is also in front of the Chateau Le Frontenac and has lots of restaurants and stores nearby.

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