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Funicular

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Address: 16 Petit-Champlain St | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-692-1135
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This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for...

This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep stairway.

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Old Quebec Visit

Awesome little adventure down the steep hill to see Old Quebec. Smooth ride and easy to find. Took it up and down.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome little adventure down the steep hill to see Old Quebec. Smooth ride and easy to find. Took it up and down.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best way to get from the upper town to lower with minimal effort! The ride costs $2.50 each way and is operated by very pleasant staff. The view it affords during the journey is great and it provides a unique photo opportunity of the river and rooftops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For all those who can't (or don't want to) do a zillion stairs, this is the way to travel between the two parts of Old Quebec. There is a modest charge, but it is well worth taking. The views alone, especially at night, are well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

need exact Canadian dollars to go up. no credit cards or american money. guft store at the top;. sunglasses, hats etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saves precious time. When your up beside the chateau’s terrace and you just to go the lower town this is the best way to save time and your knee.. Just renovated it’s safe and fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very useful place to know after a couple of hours of touring the lower town. Effectively - this is an elevator back up to the upper town - bypassing the many flights of stairs. The stairs are certainly doable - but after a long day exploring, its nice to have the option of just floating back up... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up the stairs to the Chateau Frontenac and came back down using the funicular. It's a cheap and fast way to go up and down (and not hard on your knees) plus the view is really nice. Very convenient when visiting Quebec with seniors.

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Gatineau ,Quebec
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fast cheap comfortable. This is the best way to get back up to the walled city from below.Well worth the few dollars to save your legs on the big hill.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in Vieux Quebec we tried out the Funicular and have to say it was enjoyable. You definitely get a great view on the way down and up, great for photo opportunities. We went down during the daylight and up in the evening, have to say was a bit more of a "butterfly stomach" experience on the way back up... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we did it for the experience and it was raining. overpriced but you do what ya gotta do hey? We did walk back down and the streets were cute. maybe the walk up is not for everyone but is doable!

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