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Terrasse Dufferin

2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
+1 418-648-7016
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-648-7016
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Reviewed yesterday

Perfect for visitors for pics. Below deck is Canada's historic site. Free entrance this year. Must visit!

Thank jeff c
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a place at the base of the Chateau Frontenac, You can walk to the Plaine d'Abraham and back for a complet view. A small ice cream shop on the terrasse. Love the place very nice

Thank plusplus1
Reviewed 3 days ago

In good weather, this place rocks. Street performers, great views, wonderful setting overlooking the St. Lawrence.

Thank brwerner
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is also a museum run by Canada parks that is under the board walk. It is free and worth the time.

Thank Squirreldogg
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place to stroll on a sunny day. Watch the river activity, or people-watch. There are often street performers on the boardwalk.

Thank Mithril74
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very wide boardwalk with lots of benches to relax on and view the river and south shore. Several antique gazebo's and of course close up to the Chateau Frontenac. Great place to people watch and if you walk west you can take the stairs which...More

Thank Dwight6790
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice for an afternoon walk. Well kept boardwalk and no hagglers selling goods which is a high point!

Thank WorldTravelerCO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to sit, relax and watch all the people. Nifty elephant statue. A lot of kids on field trips, though, in early June. Nice view of the beautiful Chateau Frontenac. Chic Shack nearby has good burgers, fries and dynamite milkshakes. Walk down the...More

Thank SuZQ234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Above the river, peoplr hanging arround, definitly a nice place to sit down, relax and chat. Very close to the citadelle and old town. Well part of it actually

Thank Mitchi121
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Quebec in the early evening and decided to go into downtown Quebec. To get an idea of what it was all about. We entered the promenade from the Plains of Abraham, not really knowing what to expect. The promenade traversed below the...More

Thank markyand
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Where to get on ride from terrasse to lower town?
9 August 2016|
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Response from primavoce72 | Reviewed this property |
To the left of Chateau Frontenac if you are facing the St. Lawrence River.
Parking in this area
27 May 2016|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
yes you can park at the hotel we did and so do many who dine there...there is also parking on the lower side a huge parking lot just below the fort....then take the elevator up....I hope this helps
Is the Terrasse Dufferrin the same as the Promenade du Gouvernuers?
9 August 2015|
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Response from JudyandDave | Reviewed this property |
The Terrace Dufferin is the very large boardwalk that runs in front of the magnificent Chateau Frontenac. As you walk down the boardwalk to the east it narrows and then you come to a set of stairs that go up the side of the... More