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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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Beautiful Evening Stroll

A beautiful after dinner walk along the promenade and up to the Citadel, eventually arriving back at the Hotel Concorde.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful after dinner walk along the promenade and up to the Citadel, eventually arriving back at the Hotel Concorde.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful view of St. Laurence river and of Chateau Frontenac. Fun watching the people. Could see mountains in the distance, and a bit of the lower city. Very good ice cream from nearby shop in Chateau Frontenac.

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Granby, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fun place to walk, relax, look at the river and check out the people and visitors of Quebec. Live entertainment, food and fun.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This Terrasse overlooks the Saint Lawrence River and the Lower Vieux Quebec. It offers expansive views of the Chateau Frontenac. We were there on a very rainy foggy day when it was virtually deserted and again on a pleasant sunny day when street performers were entertaining the crowds wandering around this expansive walkway. Stop in to the Starbucks in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views and good street performers. A good place to relax and view the St. Lawrence river, and people watch on the side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful places in Quebec city - especially with a good weather. Try to go through the whole deck and observe the lakes and the hotel - you'll get some great pictures here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Terrasse Dufferin is a great place to view the St. Lawrence, grab beautiful pictures of the Chateau Frontenac, and relax with a coffee or an ice cream. The Terrasse is very beautiful during the day, but I liked it best at night. We took a midnight stroll and just loved seeing the lights on the other side of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our hotel was steps away from this boardwalk promenade which faces the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. It is a great place to people watch or enjoy views of the St. Lawrence River. It is a lively place in the evening with vendors and street performers.

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Terrasse was a very lovely spot to stop and get a good view of the river (boats, industry, scenery). It was well maintained and there were plenty of places to sit. My son enjoyed the cannons. Such a nice place to stop for a bit of a break. Great place for pictures too! We visited during the day and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place for photographs. Stunning view of the Chateau Frontenac. Lovely 'flat' walk after all the hills!

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