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Funicular

16 Petit-Champlain St | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418-692-1135
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Ranked #43 of 141 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.
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Birmingham, Alabama
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Based on reviews, people have mixed opinions about the funicular. We made two round trips on the funicular and found it to be the quickest way to move between upper & lower town. Even with two cruise ships in town, the line was not long and moved quickly. Try to be the first on, on the way down or the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We took the funicular yesterday and enjoyed great views of the St Lawrence River, The price is $2.25 (CAD) per person each way. If you get on last on the way up and first on the way down, you will get to enjoy uninterrupted views. This was especially beautiful as the afternoon was bright and sunny.We would recommend taking the... More

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Joliet
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We walked those stairs so many times we decided to go up this way once instead and it was worth it. The price wasn't bad either.

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited the city with my Mum and took the funicular in both directions, fantastic views if you manage to be at the front of the queue on your way down and back of the queue on your way up. Very reasonable at $2.25 (CAD) per person.

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Sydney, Australia
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86 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Short funicular from lower town to upper town or vice versa. Make sure you are facing out towards the St Lawrence River for the view - especially when going from lower to upper town.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

To avoid a steep tiring walk up many steps the funicular is a must. It's very small and cramped and you are herded in. The short journey is unspectacular but for only US$2.50 (one way) it's well worth it. Once at the top the whole area of restaurants, cafes, art studios and museums is absolutely a must.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Over crowded and seriously treated like cattle. No need to overpack like sardines. Although the price is fair. Great for those that cannot walk back up.

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Caledon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I personally really enjoyed using the funicular... on my previous "childless" trips. Of course, during those trips, I had never paid any attention to the signs pertaining to the use of strollers. This trip, I had an 8-month-old in an umbrella stroller and a 2 year-old walking with me. Upon entering the vestibule of the souvenir shop that houses the... More

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Seattle
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As a funicular it does what it should do, although you'll be herded, standing room only for the ride. And $2.25 for what is essentially a 30 second elevator ride? While you wait you can read crude misogynist tee shirts for sale on the wall. I suppose if you have kids with you the display provides a teachable moment about... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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212 reviews 212 reviews
77 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The funicular is a great alternative to walking/navigating stairs for pedestrians travelling between the upper and lower sections of Old Quebec. It is also an experience in itself that offers a fantastic bird's eye/scenic view of the lower town regardless of whether you are riding up or riding down in the funicular. It's nice to look down from the funicular... More

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