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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

This is a beautiful promenade just below the Chateau Frontenac hotel. From this promenade you can see the river and it's boats. There are also street performers. From the end of this promeade, you can catch the funicular to go down to the Bas-Ville. A...More

Thank floribel1
Reviewed yesterday

Between the Hotel Frontenac and the St Lawrence this terrace is such a lovely place for a stroll or to just sit and take in the country side....and people watch. The trees were turning and just to walk along the way was soooo relaxing. So...More

Thank bkolstoe24
Reviewed 2 days ago

This terrace is a great place to have wonderful views of the St. Lawrence River and the lower-town (a wonderful place to wander, shop, and eat) and to enjoy views of the Chateau Frontenac Hotel.

Thank jebranford
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The view was fantastic. You can see the island from there. You can also see the lowertown where the International Cruise ships port are. The view of Chateau Frontenac is just behind. It looks like a castle. It is a nice place just to sit...More

Thank Solanah A
Reviewed 5 days ago

This boardwalk is a great place to get pictures of the Frontenac and of the St. Lawrence River. There were a few street performers while I was there. A man playing music and then a man with an extra large metal hula hoop. He was...More

Thank where2nextbabe
Reviewed 6 days ago

This promenade in front of the Chateau Frontenac is a great place to enjoy views of the old city below, as well as just sit and people watch. At the west end of the terrace, there is a walkway that goes along the base of...More

Thank Lonelobster
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are spectacular, both of the river and the Frontenac hotel. The boardwalk is clean and long, with lots of activities to do along the way. And an original Salvador Dali is right there in the middle of everything. Very impressive! The terrasse was...More

Thank Kgirl00
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quebec City is so beautiful, and to take a walk along the wooden boardwalk past the Chateau Frontenac, the Dali elephant, and the views of the river -- amazing! We walked up the 300+ steps to the top of the hill. Don't be intimidated --...More

Thank lotsagoldens
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my forth visit to Quebec City! What an unbelievable day it was sharing this day with my daughter! We walk further up the hill towards the Plains of Abraham and we took some pictures overlooking the "Fleuve St Laurent and the City of...More

Thank FGM2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Salvador Dali. Spectacular views and a special promenade. Why Salvador Dali? Check out the elephantine creation while checking out the Saint Lawrence River and the fortress ramparts. Just head out, take your time, plenty of spots to contemplate the history of this site.

Thank Cavydad
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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