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Terrasse Dufferin

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-648-7016
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This elevated area offers panoramic views of Old Quebec and the St....

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.

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A nice place to stroll close to the chateau or continue up to the citadel. If weather is cold be very careful as boards icy and very slippery.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice place to stroll close to the chateau or continue up to the citadel. If weather is cold be very careful as boards icy and very slippery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is located directly behind the Chateau Frontenace overlooking the St. Lawrence River. The boardwalk is very wide. When we were there it was very very windy and chillier than the rest of the area. You can feel the wind pick up when you got closer. This is a nice spot to stroll along the boardwalk and has great views... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Terrasse Dufferin is really a wonderful place to stroll along and have gorgeous views to the old part of Quebec with the harbour and all over the Lawrence River/Riviere St. Laurent up to the Ile d'Orleans. And if you turn your back you will see the huge Hotel Frontenac looking like a medieval Castle throning over the citè.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrasse Dufferin is the perfect place for a walk. The views of the Saint Lawrence and the Chateau are stunning and even better after dark. Perfect spot for a romantic after dinner stroll.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ahhhh the place to start a visit or to finish one in a bang. I just love it there. Grab a brevahe at the chateau and enjoy. It also amazing in winter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking along here, just behind the chateau frontenac, affords scenic views of the area. Lots of steps so be prepared for some physical activity!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the terrasse on our short visit in Quebec City. We loved the view and it was not as crowded as we expected. Tip: Make sure you have a good winter shoes, it might be slippery in the beginning of the year.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this twice ,once during the day when there were a few tourists around but not hordes and later, early in the morning which is best.The views back to the city are worth a photo or two as is the river and the walk up to the Plains of Abraham and along the back streets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice to walk and have a look at the old Quebec city down, look at the Lévis ferry crossing the St- Laurence river and having the Frontenac Castle in your back! You need to make sure to go below the terrasse to visit the search done by archeologist, interesting findings they have to show. Do not miss it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given that western Canada was quite crowded with travellers in early September, I assumed that touristy Quebec City (including this wide boardwalk) would be similarly so in mid September. There were plenty of tourists around, but the width of the available area on which to walk gave us all plenty of room. I enjoyed the views of the wide St... More 

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