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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 143 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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Saint John, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great spot for a long walk with fantastic views of the river. I was here in September so there wasn't as much going on but it was still an enjoyable spot right behind the Chateau Frontenac.

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Sydney, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
79 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Delightful timber promenade on the edge of Upper Town and under the shadows of majestic Chateaux Frontenac. Fantastic view of the St Lawrence River and Lower Town. Highly recommended.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I went here on a sunny day, warm. Almost no wind. We felt very well. I imagine that if the weather was a little cold or the wind just a little hard, we couldn't fell that good. My suggestion, plan your visit taking consideration of weather forecast.

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Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

From Terrasse Dufferin you can walk for a long way up many steps to the Citadel. We loved this as we love to walk all day in cities. The views are excellent all the way through this area.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We loved to walk the Terrasse and sit and listen to the many talented musicians who set up to entertain passersby. We spent many hours during our week along the Terrasse Dufferin.

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Ontario
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

So much fun to view the St. Lawrence, watch fireworks from and watch street performers. Great atmosphere. The boardwalk is in much better shape now since the repairs were finished ( three or four years ago I think). Cant imagine visiting Quebec City and not spending a lot of time on the Terrasse.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've strolled on this treasure since I was a year old (before that I was pushed in a carriage). I never tire of the views, and never wish I was somewhere else. The boardwalk is broad and long enough to offer different paths and aspects, and is perfectly placed on the ridge above the river. The French knew where and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a must while in QC. Lots of good strolling and people watching. Make sure you continue up the steps and keep walking along the cliffs to the end. Beautiful views and it will make you surely feel that you are in an awesome place.

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