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Terrasse Dufferin

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 418-648-7016
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This elevated area offers panoramic views of Old Quebec and the St....

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 toboggan speeding up to 60 mph (90 kilometers per hour) to the bottom 500 feet (152 meters) away. Located on the Dufferin Terrace overlooking the St. Lawrence River behind Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the ride is open from mid-December through late March.

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Beautiful Lookout Spot

Terrific view over-looking the river, especially watching the ice pass by. Take a walk at night for another feel next to the Chateau.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Terrific view over-looking the river, especially watching the ice pass by. Take a walk at night for another feel next to the Chateau.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our second time in Quebec City and easily the coldest we've ever been (even being Vermonters didn't help) but this area along the water is just amazing. It's crazy how "busy" it can be and yet never feel like it. We rented sleds for $3 a piece and had a blast flying down the slide! We were both shocked at... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured Frontenac Christmas Eve and then rode the Terrasse Dufferin in a nice snow storm. It was fun and definitely a must do activity ... however, take great care in hauling the heavy, wood sleds up the steep stairway. It's as steep as the slide. One person loses control on the way up could do a lot of damage.

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Valley Road, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great spot ! Shouldn't miss this if you are in the area! Beautiful views over the river! Would love to visit this in the winter and do the sled track they have!

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Gijon, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to see the Saint Lorenzo river and great perspective of the old town and the chateau. Perfect for photographs-

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have chance go there around 12 pm, in winter time there is toboggan , try it , it's sledding , if u go around 3/4 pm you will get a chance to go down through lighted ice luge , funicular goes down to lower town(straight to rue de la street, where you can find lots of boutiques, souvenir... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What I love about this place is how wide the terrasse is. Massive amounts of people can walk there and not feel crowded. We had tire sur la neige (maple syrup toffee lollipop type of treat). Yummy Yummy! We went sled riding (around 2$ to 3$ per person per ride). The castle is the background is really nice too. Nice... More 

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Rodney, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited at Christmas time and loved both the breath-taking views and old world charm. definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This terrace is a must as it offers great views in several directions and of course the great hotel dominates it. But do pay a small fee to go down into the remains of the original fort and early city that lie below. You can look down on these from the terrace through plate glass windows built into the roadway... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sure it's beautiful in spring, summer, and fall, but I was there in winter, and it was still a great place to be. You can see Christmas lights far off in the distance, you have the gorgeous Frontenac right there, and you have the people sledding. In December there was even Christmas music playing.

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