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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 139 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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New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A great way to get to lower part of city and back up to upper level as Breakneck stairs are certainly a good workout. However on one occasion when wanting to go up the man taking the money took my money which I had counted out beforehand $2.40 and he placed in the dollar coin in the machine then told... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a view! Cheap ($2.50) ride down on this old structure with glass sides give you a few minutes of great bird's eye view of old Quebec! Take the time to do this ride, you will love it! Kids in our cab were very excited!

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Washington, DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our hotel Concierge said it was not to be missed. We took it up once after dinner in the lower Town. Subsequently we walked the steps up and down a couple of times a day.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Used this to get from lower town to upper town.Very quick and comfortable way to get to the top.Cash only!!Nice view of the harbor as you ascend

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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123 reviews 123 reviews
51 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were pooped from all the hills and opted to take the funicular to the top of the old city. We didn't expect the operator to pack 20+ people in it on a hot July day. Yuck!

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It is an easy walk down to the Lower Town of le Vieux Quebec but the climb up is steep. Pay the $2.50 for. Ride up and enjoy the panoramic views. Interesting name for the elevator too.

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Windsor, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This will take you from the Lower Town to the Upper Town. It costs $2.25 per person to ride each way. I'd take the stairs down to the bottom of the hill and then take the funicular up. If you are going to ride, be sure to bring cash as they don't take debit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I spent a day walking around the Old City with my eight year-old niece and since it was her first visit to Quebec, we rode the funicular from Lower Town up to the Terrasse. We stood below it and watched its two cabins travel up and down a few times before we entered the gift shop and paid the $2.25... More

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Ponce Inlet, FL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

For a small fee you can ride this from the lower part of the city to the upper part, or the other way. It is an easy way to get to the upper city and worth the price. Nice views too.

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Chicago
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Views from the ride are not as good as from on top, but it's cheap and can save some stair climbing. I see it more as transport and less as an attraction.

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