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La Promenade des Gouverneurs

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Address: Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada
Description: This elevated walkway provides wonderful views of the city and the St...
This elevated walkway provides wonderful views of the city and the St. Lawrence River.
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Grat view over the saint laurent and its floating ice slabs

We were here in April, the saint laurence river had just broken its winter ice cover. Fantastic view over the river, the ferry, the low town, the island. Great historical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Barga, Italy
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170 reviews 170 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were here in April, the saint laurence river had just broken its winter ice cover. Fantastic view over the river, the ferry, the low town, the island. Great historical perspective.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This starts from inside the city and goes around the outside, ending up near the military areas of the City. Great views of the river and also the promenade from different heights. For a free activity a must do

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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Beautiful path with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River. This is a great place for a run! If you want full cardio start from the Dufferin Terrace in front of the Chateau for the 300+ steps, if full on cardio is not your thing start your journey from “les plaines d’Abraham”.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

St. Lawrence below, Citadelle above ... Spectacular views! Lots of stairs - travelled from Dufferin Terrace to the Plains of Abraham so uphill the whole way. Do it in reverse if you aren't a fan of stairs!

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were very fortunate to get private tour as we were the only two there for the first tour. A great piece of history!

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am frightened to death of heights, but I did this climb and didn't regret it. If you don't mind a lot of stairs, you'll find some of the best views in Quebec on this walk. Even if you're afraid of heights like I am, it's still worth doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Unless you are in top form, my advice would be to start at the top by the Citadelle and work your way down towards the Terrasse Dufferin, instead of the other way around. The stairs are very sturdy and spacious. The view of the St. Lawrence River is great . The sound of shoes on the wood gives a nice... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great views of the river below and Chateau Frontenac above. Nice short walk that is worth doing at any time of the day.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Many steps but very easy climb with many rest stops. Good view over the river. It makes you realize what a strong fortress this was in the 1700's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The Governors Walk is a lovely place to go on a quiet stroll. We walked on it both at night and during the day, and both times were uniquely enjoyable. It connects near the bottom of the Frontenac and goes up the hill to the Citadel. Does get very icy in winter, so be careful.

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