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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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“lawrence river” (180 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2 | chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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"lawrence river"
in 180 reviews
"chateau frontenac"
in 295 reviews
"street performers"
in 98 reviews
"wooden boardwalk"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful boardwalk"
in 24 reviews
"lower town"
in 122 reviews
"toboggan run"
in 18 reviews
"great place to stroll"
in 21 reviews
"plains of abraham"
in 78 reviews
"nice walk"
in 43 reviews
"view of the river"
in 16 reviews
"fairmont hotel"
in 20 reviews
"old quebec"
in 92 reviews
"sunny day"
in 22 reviews
"take pictures"
in 19 reviews
"benches"
in 138 reviews
"promenade"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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...More

Thank Douglas B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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,...More

Thank Jdese
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great winter event, during the week of the Carnaval there was no line up, we did both at night and during the day, lot of fun well constructed and the staff and super nice.

Thank nanswer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Terrasse Dufferin is a great long Boardwalk with a tremedous view of the Saint Lawrence Seaway. There are places along the way for small souvieners as well as drinks and snacks. This is a great place to exercise as well as sightsee!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fanastic the food was excellent and staff very curtious. 5 thumbs up alot if choices on menu. Recommend the nachos and burger. Wow

Thank Jack S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terasse Dufferin is the place to be when in Quebec. It offers an excellent view of the St. Lawrence River. Currently in the winter you can grab a toboggan (sleigh) and do the toboggan run. Fun for you and old.

Thank Hedy T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admire the St Lawrence , enjoy people watching, street actors and musicians as they entertain one and all!

Thank Mary Louise E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dufferin Terrasse has a historical significance. In late 1830's a promenade was built close to the site called Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. The promenade is the best place to stroll in Old Quebec, it offers an outstanding view of the river as well as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to go on the side be prepared to stand in line for a whole while. The walk around the area is great and they have maple ice and it’s delicious and a good price something to try.

Thank Kim T
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Maureen C
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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
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hcraw4d
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.
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Man3d
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
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