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Funicular

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Address: 16 Petit-Champlain St | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada
Phone Number: 418-692-1135
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Description: This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for...
This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep stairway.
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Fun way to spend 60 seconds

It takes 60 seconds to ascend/descend the passage between Lower town and the Dufferin Terrace. It does provide nice views as you go, and since you're not walking, you can devote... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's cash only... common now, really? It's 2015, get a machine... you have enough interested people to offer devit/credit. Dissapointed.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It takes 60 seconds to ascend/descend the passage between Lower town and the Dufferin Terrace. It does provide nice views as you go, and since you're not walking, you can devote your time to taking pictures, although it is possible to walk between the two areas without much effort. At $2.25, it's not bad value. Can get crowded during the... More 

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Milton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was a little bit expensive and they really crammed people in. Granted, the view was lovely but it was more beautiful to walk up through the city and FAR more interesting. If walking isn't your thing then is a great option! Otherwise, get the exercise and see the shops and architecture close up. Still, you do HAVE to go... More 

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Woodbridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Easy access, cheap... only 2.25 Quick! Takes 2 minutes to get up. Not much else to say, no frills ride up

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We rode the funicular on our visit to Petit-Champlain. It is a great ride. Short but saves you the effort of all the stairs and walk back to upper level. Plus a nice view of the area.Worth taking just for a change.

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Cherry Hill, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is just a fun way up and down, to and from the upper town and lower town. Very clean. We had no waiting and the cost was quite reasonable, 2.95CAD

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Novi, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

An easy alternative to walking between upper and lower old Quebec. No long line, functional, organized... Not a whole lot to say.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The length this funicular traverses is such a small distance, only those in poor health really need to ride it up. The views can be seen from anywhere in the area so it really offers nothing in my book. Other than poor health, the only reason to ride it is so that you can say you did. Depending on your... More 

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was so excited to visit Quebec City, but was a little worried about how hilly it is. Thank goodness for the funicular that helped us up and down the steepest of the hills so we could get to the ferry. Could not have enjoyed my trip if I had to walk up and/or down that way.

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Milton, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were in a rush to get up to the Place des arms to catch our tour bus, so a friendly local suggested taking the funicular up. It was quick and easy (but very hot and stuffy!!) Kinda like riding in an elevator (nothing exciting).

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Address: 16 Petit-Champlain St | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada
Phone Number: 418-692-1135
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City

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