We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Funicular

16 Petit-Champlain St | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418-692-1135
Improve this listing
Ranked #40 of 144 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
Description: This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep stairway.
Write a Review

138 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    42
    51
    36
    6
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kansas City, Mo
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

When touring this beautiful city, be sure to take this "elevator". It will save many steps and lets you enjoy the view as well. The cost is cheap.

Was this review helpful? Yes
League City, Texas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I took my mother with mobility issues. It was the perfect way to get down to the Petite Champlain area. Parking on the street with a handicap plaque made it easier to walk around top area. There is an elevator, but you must send someone down stairs to alert the guy to open or just waive to the camera by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Enfield, Connecticut
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Take it for the novelty and maybe for kids, but it's like two flights of stairs it's saving you --- not much.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cornwall, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I've been on that thing a million times in my life. We have a philosophy in my family and with my friends, we visit the old Quebec walking from upper to lower city and we take le funiculaire back up, takes about . The cost is very reasonable and plus, it's exciting at the same time. It is one of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is nice if traversing the steep slopes is difficult. As an attraction, it really isn't all that interesting. The view is nice, but the ride lasts about one minute.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
26 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

It was fun to take the funicular up and down - Dufferin Terrace at the top and Petit Champlain at the bottom. $2.25 a trip. During our 5-day stay in Quebec City, we took it once each way - for the view and to renew the experience. You certainly get a truer sense of the height difference between the two... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangor, Maine
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Okay all you athletes! Take the stairs! I am no couch potato but with all the walking to be done up town, down town and all around, the fununculaire is very welcome! And don't even get me started on the Ferris wheel rush I feel as we are borne up the cliff! And the VIEW! This is a must do... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Well, this is probably something you should do once but it's not worth it after that if you can do the stairs. You get the same view everywhere and the ride itself is very hot and crowded.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida, Uruguay
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
27 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Funicular was great! We finally rode it on out last day in Quebec and we did not regret it. It was a "fun" way to go from the top of the old city where the street performers and the Fairmont hotel are, to the bottom where there are old historic buidings, restaurants, shops, etc. We did a lot of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Holliston, MA
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a great way to get back up to Quebec City - better than all the stairs all at once - and it's fun!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Funicular also viewed

 

Been to Funicular? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Funicular, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing