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Funicular

Address: 16 Petit-Champlain St | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
Phone Number: 418-692-1135
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Ranked #36 of 128 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation
Owner description: This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep...
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Type: Trams, Transportation
Owner description: This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep stairway.

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Galveston, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A little warm inside during summer but it's a funicular. Just have to give it a try. You don't see to many funiculars in life.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This method of transportation down to the old city is worth doing. It's also next to the Toboggan slide which is also worth doing. While going up the funicular might seem like the more practical idea, there's something of a thrill going down it because you descend into the heart of the lower city.

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nothing spectacular about this ride except saves you the hassle of climbing the stairs. By the time you look around you have already arrived. Guess its worth the $2.25. Best to use the stairs going down and take this on the way up.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It is great that the Funicular is available. I can't imagine having to walk up all the stairs back to the hotel. The fee is reasonable. The view is decent.

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The funicular connects lower and upper town in Quebec City: two of the city's primary tourist areas. If you are tired, or old, or just don't feel like walking up a big hill, the funicular makes life much easier. It is also inexpensive and offers a great view whether you are going up or down.

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Cold Spring, NJ
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295 reviews 295 reviews
91 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This funicular is run-of-the-mill as funiculars go, but it sure beats the walking alternative. The view is nice, however.

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Lake Forest, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

For those of you who have never been on one of these unique transportation units, its a wonderful experience. Feels very safe and gives you a beautiful view of the river.

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Sligo, Ireland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

At the end of a very long day spent walking, the thought of the stairs again (faced with the knowledge that once we got off the ferry in Levis there was another set of stairs to face) dismayed us. Despite the steep (get it?) price for the funicular, it was worth it to have a quick journey down.

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Dexter, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is by far the easiest way to get between the upper and lower cities. Be warned though it is a little pricey. It can also be cramped but it is definitely a must do when in Quebec. We always make it a poin to hit it once e\when we are in town

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Birmingham, Alabama
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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