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Terrasse Dufferin

2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2 | chateau Frontenac, 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 | chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Luckily the weekend we were there It opened up and we were able to take the ride. Fun to do, given the chance take it!

Thank Steppin-owt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrase Dufferin was beautiful. You can see the water and promenade in old quebec. Very quaint and beautiful---Great views. Definitely worth seeing. Right near Chateau Frontenac.

Thank SaraJets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you’re in Upper Old Town in Quebec City, you’re bound to end up here, because it’s the center of everything in the vicinity. On one side is a cliff looking down to a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River; just behind that is...More

Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is like a boardwalk and it has very nice views on the city. We walked a litte on it but it was very cold!!

Thank josepsanjuan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Terrasse Dufferin is right in front of the Chateau Frontenac hotel, on the river side. It's a constant hub of activity, with people strolling through and musicians. We could hear the music in our room on the 6th floor.

Thank MaestraM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, this boardwalk is a must do while you are in Quebec. Go twice, once during the day and again after dark. Two different experiences. Great views of the river below. It is easy to walk and if you are in a wheelchair, you will...More

Thank parrottdize
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrasse dufferin is one of the most historical and beautiful place in Quebec city , it’s a huge space situated in a very attractive place , over it you can see the river and even the montmorency fall you can see also levis island and...More

Thank Nassim N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful walking space. Great views over river. Fun to ride the funicular down to the lower city. We enjoyed imagining what the 1759 siege must have been like as we looked up, down, and across the river. Great place to take pictures.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The terrace is very wide. There are many benches to sit on while taking in the view. Nice area to stop at while walking around the upper city.

Thank Monte S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old fashioned wood boardwalk outside of the Chateau Frontenac with views out over the St. Lawrence River. This is a very popular promenade and should be a must do on anyone's visit to Quebec City. There were different performers daily to add...More

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Maureen C
8 July 2017|
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Response from 646leonora | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take the furnicular to go down by the petit Champlain fee is 3cad dollars then walk is about 15 mins if only to see the pier. But if taking a cruise you need a taxi with luggage
8 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.
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