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Terrasse Dufferin

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Address: 2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
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+1 418-648-7016
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Wonderful place morning, afternoon and night

You cannot come to this city without enjoying the terrace. PROS: 1 - filled with people, so much life 2 - street performers and music 3 - beautiful views of the city, river... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 25, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

You cannot come to this city without enjoying the terrace. PROS: 1 - filled with people, so much life 2 - street performers and music 3 - beautiful views of the city, river, chateau - all picture perfect 4 - wide and long - lots of room to run and play 5 - you are going to wish your town... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

There is a short walkway along the St. Lawrence river Behring the Chateau Frontenac hotel.At one end a statue with an area for busking, a local tradition. Other end stops abruptly with difficult climb up to the Citadel.very popular walking area for visitors and nice view of the river below, and old town as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Stunning in front and behind and even below in the Dufferin boardwalk in front of Chateau Frontenac, now a Fairmont hotel. Open to public; enjoy window view from bar, good rest rooms, and especially exhibits & art about chateau history in lower level - a gem of a secret. A must see area of old Quebec.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Very beautiful place especially in the evening. Fantastic view of old Quebec from the top. Very lively place. If it rains trouble to get the shelter. Its uphill so you may take Funicular. Also, its good to have Canadian currency as lot of places except cash only.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

One of the most walks in Quebec city!!! I've being there in autumn: very nice. Get back in march 2016, wonderful with the snow. And of course, the quebecouise, one of the most friendly people of the world I know !!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

A very beautiful and picturesque place for taking a walk, with a amazing view on the Château Frontenac.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Terasse Dufferin is next to the Fairmont castle. This location is also a UNESCO designated heritage site and is one is the most photographed places in the world. Easy walking and big bright spaces to enjoy endless photography sessions. There is so much life as the presence of buskers help make the visit even more memorable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Although is a hotel of the Fairmont, is worth the visit. You'll find lovely shops and restaurants around. You'll feel like walking around the southern towns in France. Better to go during summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This terrace adjoins the historic Chateau Frontenac and is a wonderful place to take a stroll after dinner with fantastic views of the mighty St. Lawrence River. There is seating and rotunda along the terrace. When we were there entertainment was happening in front of the monument. It was also a great vantage point to watch a display by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

In the middle of the Old City. Best view of the St. Lawrence river. Next to magestic Chateau Frontenac. From the Terrasse, climb the hill towards the Citadel just behing the slides (used in winter only) for the best photo op of the entire city.

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