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“Very nice walk but icy”
Review of Terrasse Dufferin

Terrasse Dufferin
Ranked #4 of 231 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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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 26 February 2018 via mobile

After being in Quebec city for 5 days, we got used to the icy sidewalks. Considering there's so much ice in Quebec, I was surprised hardly any sanding was done, but that was only in the beginning. Since we went to Terrasse Dufferin on the last day of being in Quebec, it wasn't much of a surprise. However it was still annoying to walk on.

The walk was rather beautiful and you could easily go back and forth from the Plains of Abraham and the Chateau Frontenac. There was also a wonderful view of the breaking ice and the ferry going to and from Levis. Closer to the Frontenac, there was a tourist tobogganing place where people came down this hill with an amazing speed. It was a thrill ride. We didn't try it because there was a fee but we could tell others had a great time.

Thank megzbrownlee
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Watched a passing ship dock from up here, walked along the edge and admired the scenic view. Only downside was it was slightly crowded but what can you do.

Thank thenaturenerd
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Great views but really icy and lots of people slipping but that is winter in Canada. Need to carry shoe grips.

Thank BonnieBester
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We love Dufferin Terrace which is an old boardwalk along the ridge of the upper city alongside the Chateau Frontenac. The terrace offers great views of the old town below, the St Lawrence River and the town of Levis on the opposite side of the river. In summer you'll often see people sitting eating ice cream and taking in the sun. In the winter, it is often snow and ice covered and the place where cold winds will bite your skin!! It is the place where you'll find the great toboggan runs for $3.00 per ride. It is a must do when here. Bundle up if you're here in the winter.

The funiclaire is located on the terrace which makes for easy access to the lower town or you can take the stairs beside it if you're looking to get in your steps for the day!!

While there is no coffee shop on the terrace there are many both in the vicinity and in lower town.

Thank Douglas B
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Went during Quebec Carnaval : best scenery on the River, the low town, by the Chateau Frontenac. It is the most unique place in the City by me. Since this was winter, we tried the slides which is great, 10 min wait, safe don’t worry, for all family, and fun

Thank Jdese
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