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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 #40 of 138 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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Medicine Hat, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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49 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Gardiner, Maine
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109 reviews 109 reviews
58 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It takes about 1-2 minutes, but it's fun to do once and saves a steep climb. For $2.25 you get your money's worth.

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São Paulo
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Nice view and would worth the ticket for the very first time ..... there is lot of ways to get down there or the oposite. First time only

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a great way to access the lower Quebec City. 2.25 per person each way. Very nice staff. The shops and restaurants at the lower part of Old Quebec are worth a visit.

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San Jose, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

by riding the car upwards, you can see beautiful scene of Quebec lower town and the river, it is simply gorgeous. the price is reasonable, the line is not long, it is definitely worthy.

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New York City
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127 reviews 127 reviews
45 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

While it would be fun to walk down the street or staircase, the view from the funicular cannot be beat. Worth every penny to see the apartments on either side and the river view. If you have bad knees, take the ride down. If you lack cardiorespiratory fitness take the ride up. If the streets are snowy--ride both ways!

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