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Terrasse Dufferin

2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
+1 418-648-7016
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-648-7016
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Reviewed September 22, 2016

My wife and I visited here while on vacation. It was one place we wanted to go. Being in a wheelchair, it was a difficult spot to get to, but it was worth it. Wonderful views of the area.

3  Thank scotiajim
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We loved this walk beside the Chateau. The views of it on one side and the St. Lawrence on the other were fabulous. We also enjoyed the street musicians who performed in the area. If you go, wear your walking shoes and be prepared for...More

2  Thank John M
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Offers one of the worlds best views both of the Chateau skyline and of the Lawrence River and Levis shore line.

1  Thank Bobs-big-vacation
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We just spent five days at a hotel on the Terasse Dufferin. Walking out the front door we were literally a few steps away from the boardwalk and the Chateau. The boardwalk is so large it never seems crowded and there is always a place...More

2  Thank merlinslap
Reviewed September 20, 2016

What a perfect place to stroll is no uneven ground is very smooth beautiful view of the harbour and all the ships as well as the Château

1  Thank judithanneflanagan
Reviewed September 20, 2016

It is in the 'Upper Walled City' and it follows the cliff below which is the 'Old Port City'. It gives you some great views of the St. Lawrence River and the lower city. If you come from the Lower City using the Funicular Elevator...More

1  Thank Douglas L
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Strolled along here on our first sunny day in Québec City. Looked out at the water and saw a large cruise ship and some sailboats. Great place to take a photo of the Chateau Frontenac. Lovely to sit on a bench and hear violinists play...More

1  Thank Suzysews
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Our first night in Quebec City - we strolled down the boardwalk and purused the adjoining river with its boats and lights. Fun to people watch and there are street musicians.

1  Thank Cindy T
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Terrasse Dufferin is conveniently located next to the hotel Chateau Frontenac, a land mark that surrounded by breath-taking scenery and the majestic of beautiful mountain view and water. It's a great place to take a leisure walk and viewing the Old Quebec sea-port.

1  Thank jonathan n
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful walkway with entertainers, music, and great views. You can look out over the water and see the cruise ships sailing by. Walk down and look at some of the historical sights and amazing architecture. Honestly I just enjoyed a casual, stress free stroll...More

1  Thank Ryan K
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Maureen C
July 8, 2017|
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Response from 646leonora | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take the furnicular to go down by the petit Champlain fee is 3cad dollars then walk is about 15 mins if only to see the pier. But if taking a cruise you need a taxi with luggage
August 8, 2016|
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Response from primavoce72 | Reviewed this property |
To the left of Chateau Frontenac if you are facing the St. Lawrence River.
May 26, 2016|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
yes you can park at the hotel we did and so do many who dine there...there is also parking on the lower side a huge parking lot just below the fort....then take the elevator up....I hope this helps