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“A great place to walk around and watch the boats on the river.”
Review of Terrasse Dufferin

Terrasse Dufferin
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$16.91*
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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 211 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Quebec City
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“A great place to walk around and watch the boats on the river.”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

This terrasse is right in front of the Chateau Frontenac and is a wonderful spot if you want to enjoy the view of the Saint Lawrence River and watch the many cruise and cargo ships that pass by. A must see in the city of Quebec.

Visited January 2013
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“Great View”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I visited there in January and the St. Florence River was full of drift ice and very impressive. You can go down to Lower Town from there by funicular for $2.25. Actually, it's just a minute ride. So if you are fit enough, just walk down the hill.

Visited January 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Beautiful view”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

The Terrasse Dufferin is right behind the Château Frontenac and offers a wonderful view of the St Lawrence. They had a large tobbagan hill set up as well. It was 2,25$ per person I believe and a lot of fun! We followed the Terrasse to the Promenade des Gouverneurs - a nice walk/view.

Visited January 2013
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“Just saw the buildings in the areas, such as the Couns”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Took pictures near the Chateau de la Terrasse Dufferin such as the Counsulate General of USA next door. The houses near this cul de sac is very quaint and overlooks the water and near Le Frontenac.

Visited December 2012
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“Better in Winter”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

There is no better time to visit this boulevard than in winter when it is full of snow and the river is full of ice.

Visited December 2012
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