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Terrasse Dufferin

2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #4 of 119 Attractions in Quebec City
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We went to this area frequently while staying in Quebec City. It's very long and sometimes people are singing, playing the sax, etc which was nice to listen to. There is a little ice cream shop along the terrasse which we stopped at for afternoon snacks which we enjoyed eating on one of the many benches.

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Irving, Texas, United States
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23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Very nice boardwalk. Nice views of the lower city and Le Chateau Frontenac. What really made the differnence is going down below the boardwalk (you'll see the stairs when you are on the boardwalk) to see the archeological exhibt about the history of the area. A view is nice, but to really appreciate the area, buy a ticket (I think... More 

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Scotland
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21 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a wooden-planked terrace high above the St Lawrence River in Quebec City, right outside the Hotel Chateau Frontenac and high above the Petit-Champlain underneath! To one side is the river far below, with views across to Levis, while to the other, there is the Wolfe Monument at the foot of the Governors Garden and a fantastic row of... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Terasse Dufferin is a really nice place for a promenade along the water. It is right in front of Le Chateau Frontenac, and goes all the way up to La Citadelle through La Promenade des Gouverneurs (The Governor's Promenade).

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Ardsley, New York
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is the boardwalk that starts at the Place Cartier and continues till the Plains of Abraham. The views are outstanding . Many benches are scattered throughout. If one continues to the Plains you must walk up quite a few flights of stairs..so be aware. We always begin out walk at the Plains and come back to the Terrasse to... More 

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Nashville
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15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Loved Terrasse Dufferin- beautiful at any time of day- at night the city lights are so dramatic, during the daytime, the energy of street performers is present, at sunset- the glow is heavenly. Be aware this is always windy up on the Terrassee- wear your jacket and hats!!!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The view on the St. Lawrence River and across to Lévis is great. The Château Frontenac stands majestically over all. There are plenty of benches for everyone, also on sunny days, to enjoy this place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Lovely area for a stroll or take a seat on a bench and take in the view. You can have a look at Chateau Fintenac up close. On the days I was there , there was a lady singing opera which added to the atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is a boardwalk on the edge of the Upper Town looking at the St. Lawrence River over into Levis. It is a must to walk along this expanse past the Chateau Frontenac down to the Plains of Abraham. Sit on a bench and enjoy the view, people watch or have a snack.

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Quebec City
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Stunning view of the St-Lawrence River and the tip of the Island of Orléans. If you want to take a longer walk you can go up to the plains of Abraham by using the stairway at the end of the boardwalk.

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