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Old Quebec Funicular

Opens in 26 min: 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep stairway. The ride cost is 3.00$CAN/person.
Opens in 26 min
Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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16 rue du Petit-Champlain | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-692-1132
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not worth the $3.50 at least on the down ride! It’s barely a 30 second ride hardly enough time to get pictures and the man selling tickets is particularly rude. (Well at least on Saturday 15 December he was!)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deb0958
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can think of three funiculars from around the world that I have had the pleasure of riding. The first one was in Greece on the island of Santorini. A fabulous ride down the hill from Thera. The second one was in Spain above Monserrat....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an unusual ride to the Petite Champlain... great views and cheap tickets. Will definitely ride again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank h0bicat
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the Funicular from outside the Chateau Frontenac to the Old town below, great view of the pretty Christmas lights on the way down the hill.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The diffrent streets full of history, the colorful building paintings displaying the life of the old quebecoise, the cul the sac short street with its truly quebecoise meals, the umbrellas covering the street sky, the small shops with a large variety of goods, the nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I used this to go from upper to lower section. It was CAD $7 or so one way. It was great because the stairs were a bit icy and I had a minor knee injury. Had a nice view.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yumm2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to traverse between upper and lower town when icy and cold. Great view. Reasonable fee for convenience and experience

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SueK167
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really a unique attraction in Quebec- a must do for the views and the experience of riding a funicular. It's $3.50 each way per person. Connects the lower town to the upper town. In the lower town it lets off right in the middle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beasley3
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was too brief a ride for the cost. You just get going at it somewhat ends. The good point is the view of the St. Lawrence River, but it's brief. It does save on the legs for the walk up could be hard on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank miamiredskin1968
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very short and charges $3 per person. Take this if you are going up to the top of the hill. There is steps you can take down.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark MinSoo L
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July 11, 2017|
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Response from GlobeGirl4EVR | Reviewed this property |
yes, this is a wheelchair accessible venue
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June 26, 2017|
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Response from JillCull | Reviewed this property |
Opens early around 7:30 am and closes at 11:00 pm.
April 25, 2017|
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Response from SBHTravels | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking at the base of the funicular as it ends on a narrow pedestrian only street. At the top the nearest parking is the valet parking at the Chateau Frontenac otherwise the nearest public parking is a few... More