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Review of Terrasse Dufferin

Terrasse Dufferin
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Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City
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Walking Tour through Quebec City's History
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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 219 things to do in Quebec City
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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.
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Boardwalk starts next to funicular to lower town. Pretty boardwalk stroll. Beautiful views of the river and ferries crossing it. Romantic on a soft evening. (If the tourists aren't too heavy). Adjoining park area always seems to have free entertainment going: musicians, etc. (Same area where tour buses pick up.) Other reviewers have covered it well. Best advice: if you're into archeology, etc., take the tour under the boardwalk--stone foundations, early kitchen, etc. are interesting for enthusiasts, plus it's something to do if it's raining. Note, however, that the underground area can be stuffy and warm some days.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Lovely boardwalk alongside the Frontenac Chateau Hotel. Very good street entertainers (singers) to sit and listen to while you have a rest. Visit the museum below ground of the original citadel of Quebec. Very interesting and well worthwhile.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This wooden terrasse gives wonderful views down to the river and is built over the top of earlier ramparts and tunnels.If you are feeling energetic(or are dragged into it squealing) at the end of the terrace 310 steps of varying steepness will eventually lead to a gift shop(quelle surprise) and toilets just beyond the citadelle and onto the fields of Abraham where you may collapse at your leisure.

Thank Lotois
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Do stay off the governors promenade at the end of the terrace unless you plan on using this part as your workout for the week! Stairs, stairs, stairs, and no way out until the end! Alternatively at the other end of the terrace you will usually find street performers and a fun funicular down to the lower town. All with great views.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our family enjoyed a break from hours of driving by strolling along the wooden boardwalk of the terrace.

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