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This elevated area offers panoramic views of Old Quebec and the St. Lawrence River. Winter adrenalin junkies line up by the thousands at Les Glissades de la Terrasse to experience the rush of zooming downhill from 270 feet high (82 meters) in a...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2 | chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a must-do on our list and we weren't disappointed. It's quite a ride, even on a day when we were frozen to the core because the high was 3 degrees. Fun for the family!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch here on the morning that we departed the Château Frontenac. Great brunch, great local items (croissant, lox, syrups, etc) and an omelette chef to make anything you’d like. Classy brunch!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ktimmons001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along here, on a beautiful July evening. We had been here before, but only during the day. It was great to walk along, and stop to look over the wall to the areas down below, and see the mighty St. Lawrence River. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rose R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to walk around in the fresh snow for views of the Saint Lawrence and the Chateau Frontenac. I think there is more to do on the terrace in summer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank soccerrin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come for the history and the toboggan slides! Fun for kids and adults! We had a blast and it goes surprisingly fast!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Covered in snow this place looks spectacular, would love to see what it looks like in the summers. Breathtaking views of the river Lawrence and of course the sledge slide!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maryam S
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

You get to see the lower section as well as st. Lawrence river. I visited when it was very cold and windy so I didn’t stay long, but I’m sure it would be more pleasant during summer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yumm2011
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Beautiful views one of the cleanest cities ever Walk down to the lower level many shops and restaurants Save your trip to other side with ferry nothing to see

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank I5328XMpatriklise
Reviewed December 1, 2018

A stay in Quebec City wouldn't be quite complete without a walk along the promenade deck next to the Château Frontenac. Complete with gazebos and park benches, the bird's eye view of the St. Lawrence River is splendid. Watch the ferries crossing the river or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlobetrotterSH
Reviewed November 21, 2018

It's a great view over Old Town Quebec from up here. With the Chateau Frontenac at your back, you can see a long way on the St Lawrence River. You can walk through the Chateau and also get a coffee at the Starbucks (which has...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sunshine780317
September 6, 2018|
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Response from Paulomen | Reviewed this property |
To go up to the terrasse and Notre Dame you can get a funicular downtown. Bedtd
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71rayw
August 10, 2018|
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Response from NatalieMira | Reviewed this property |
It was the Thursday night when we were there... They were spectacular. I believe the rest of August is Thursdays and Saturday evenings. It started around 9:30pm or so.
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Maureen C
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Hjalmar B | Reviewed this property |
Top shape..walk.If not use bus,shuttle if cruse has one,taxi it is a short distance or finuclaire for the lift the rest is flat walking.
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gkw_10
Edison, New Jersey
Quebec City plan - advice? (8 Replies)
We are planning on 3 nights 4 days too. With kids - 5 & 3 year olds...any advice on the below plan/itinerary? - There is so much to see/do in the area and so little time..Thanks! Day 1 - drive check in; if we arrive early, will try to swing by the free Cirque du Soleil shows or Image Mill Day 1 - head over to Saguenay Fjord - whale watching - will take the whole day Day 2 - City sights - Terrasse Dufferin, the funicular, Benjo, Musee Civilisation, Mega Parc and we really want to...More
August 14, 2012|
Response fromRexaroonie|
Suggest you enter separately 'itinerary' & also ' year old' in the "Search Quebec City forums" search box just above your question. I know that questions re itinerary and also about traveling to QC with kids, including ones as young as yours, have come up frequently. I just entered 'itinerary' and got 19 pages of questions; got 69 pages with 'year old.'. Also,at the bottom of the column just to the right of this page under "Top Questions about QUEBEC CITY are the wonderful...More
shaina1
Phoenix, Arizona
Help holiday planning in Quebec City and Montreal (3 Replies)
Hello my new husband and I will be coming up to Quebec over Christmas and the New Year to celebrate my 40th birthday. We are looking forward to a cozy romantic get away! We live in the desert (Phoenix, Arizona) and haven't seen snow in years. We are foodies, enjoy live music (folk, acoustic, mellow) and love to play in the outdoors. We also love to explore old parts of the city and check out unique boutiques and funky local markets. We love to get a feel of the true heart of the city we are...More
October 31, 2013|
Response fromrickb|
This is a follow up to the other posts and replies on the different Québec forums. So yes now Montréal... SZo the Loews, excellent hotel, recently renovated and right smack downtown near Party Central on Crescent Street but alos to numerous more cozy bars and pubs. Better than something in Old Montréal at this time of the year. Spas: Scandinave will be more than OK. Europea will be very nice but with a 9 pm dinner you will not have time to go elsewhere for the fireworks, etc. Do they...More
shaina1
Phoenix, Arizona
Help planning Holidays in Quebec City and Montreal (2 Replies)
Hello my new husband and I will be coming up to Quebec over Christmas and the New Year to celebrate my 40th birthday. We are looking forward to a cozy romantic get away! We live in the desert (Phoenix, Arizona) and haven't seen snow in years. We are foodies, enjoy live music (folk, acoustic, mellow) and love to play in the outdoors. We also love to explore old parts of the city and check out unique boutiques and funky local markets. We love to get a feel of the true heart of the city we are...More
October 31, 2013|
Response fromrickb|
Well a lot of postings isn't it? Difficult not to repeat the answers as I have already writtten in some other posts that you have placed. Ok so here we go anyways! Keep your réservations as you have done them already. So the Fairmont Château Frontenac in Québec City and the Loews in Montréal. Since budget seems to be open I would suggest that indeed you travel between both cities by train and use business class. That is if you are not planning to depart early, at breakfast time. A nice...More