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Terrasse Dufferin

Address: 2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
Phone Number: 418 648-7016
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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour
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Ranked #4 of 128 Attractions in Quebec City
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: This elevated area offers panoramic views of Old Quebec and the St...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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 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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miami, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Calgary, Alberta
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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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the place to go in Quebec City. One cannot go in Quebec City without going to Terrasse Dufferin! The view is fantastic on the St-Lawrence River and the historical Ile d'Orleans, on 3000' mountains in the background, on the 400 years-old Place Royale on the shore, and on the world-famous Château Frontenac just behind us where Winston Churchill,... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great place to stroll (and people watch if it were warmer!) Excellent view of the St. Lawrence and the Lower Town - great place for photos!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Dufferin Terrace was an elegant palce to watch people and enjoy the beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River. Quebec City could be anywhere in Europe and has tremendous charm!

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The riverscene is iconically beautiful to look at and great to walk by from this terrace. Great fresh air and wonderful sense that this is the beginning of a genuinely rich experience in North America.

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