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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 24 September 2016

amazing to walk along the terrasse, at night with the lights too! I suppose it can be a very romantic to go for a walk, as well there some people jogging... cars not allowed, the castle at the end of the terrasse... recommendable!

1  Thank XCM25
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This terras walk leads you with many steps up to the "Promenades des Gouvernours", one one side the Citadel wall and the other a view on the river. but be warned NOT to the citadel. In order to come to the Citadel one has to...More

1  Thank Joop V
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My wife and I visited here while on vacation. It was one place we wanted to go. Being in a wheelchair, it was a difficult spot to get to, but it was worth it. Wonderful views of the area.

3  Thank scotiajim
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We loved this walk beside the Chateau. The views of it on one side and the St. Lawrence on the other were fabulous. We also enjoyed the street musicians who performed in the area. If you go, wear your walking shoes and be prepared for...More

2  Thank John M
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Offers one of the worlds best views both of the Chateau skyline and of the Lawrence River and Levis shore line.

1  Thank Bobs-big-vacation
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We just spent five days at a hotel on the Terasse Dufferin. Walking out the front door we were literally a few steps away from the boardwalk and the Chateau. The boardwalk is so large it never seems crowded and there is always a place...More

2  Thank merlinslap
Reviewed 20 September 2016

What a perfect place to stroll is no uneven ground is very smooth beautiful view of the harbour and all the ships as well as the Château

1  Thank judithanneflanagan
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It is in the 'Upper Walled City' and it follows the cliff below which is the 'Old Port City'. It gives you some great views of the St. Lawrence River and the lower city. If you come from the Lower City using the Funicular Elevator...More

1  Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Strolled along here on our first sunny day in Québec City. Looked out at the water and saw a large cruise ship and some sailboats. Great place to take a photo of the Chateau Frontenac. Lovely to sit on a bench and hear violinists play...More

1  Thank Suzysews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our first night in Quebec City - we strolled down the boardwalk and purused the adjoining river with its boats and lights. Fun to people watch and there are street musicians.

1  Thank Cindy T
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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