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“Very good place to stroll.”
Review of Terrasse Dufferin

Terrasse Dufferin
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Walking Tour through Quebec City's History
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Christmas Magic in Old Quebec
Ranked #2 of 217 things to do in Quebec City
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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.
São José do Rio Preto, Brasil
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“Very good place to stroll.”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

It worths a visit for sure. You can stroll wacthing the boats and Saint Lawrence river. Looking the city from another view. It´s very interesting.

Visited July 2012
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Port Angeles, Washington
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“View the St. Laurence River”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Although it was cold, windy, and raining, we enjoyed a couple walks. One was to climb the stairs (several flights) and skirt around the Citadel to walk through Battlfield Park. Below the Terrasse is an archaeological site, St. Louis Fort and Chateau run by Parks Canada. Pay a small entry fee and wander below the terrace through the interactive displays and old foundations. Windows on the terrace allow a peek below. It was a good activity for a rainy day.

Visited May 2013
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Holland, Michigan
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“Great views for free”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Boardwalk along the top of the cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River with great views. Wide with many benches in the sun and shade as well as gazebos make foe a pleasant relaxing break from touring the city. Stretches to the Plains of Abraham if you're up to climbing some stairs. From later morning on enjoy street performers. Romantic at night.

Visited June 2013
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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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“Nice place to take in the views of Hotel Chateau Frontenac”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We went to this area frequently while staying in Quebec City. It's very long and sometimes people are singing, playing the sax, etc which was nice to listen to. There is a little ice cream shop along the terrasse which we stopped at for afternoon snacks which we enjoyed eating on one of the many benches.

Visited May 2013
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Irving, Texas, United States
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“Very Nice Walk in Historic Area”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Very nice boardwalk. Nice views of the lower city and Le Chateau Frontenac. What really made the differnence is going down below the boardwalk (you'll see the stairs when you are on the boardwalk) to see the archeological exhibt about the history of the area. A view is nice, but to really appreciate the area, buy a ticket (I think it was only around $3/person) and go under the boardwalk to see the exhbiit. You walk through remains of original structures and learn about the local history. Fascinating stuff.

Visited May 2013
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