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La Promenade des Gouverneurs

Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada
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This elevated walkway provides wonderful views of the city and the St. Lawrence River.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely walk from the Chateau Frontenac along the Terrase Dufferin. You then have to climb over 300 steps up to the promenade. It's then a boardwalk across to the citadelle. The views on the top are really good.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 1 week ago

In such a hilly spot, it was a nice change to find somewhere that was flat to walk on. Full of people on a lovely summers day, it was a great walk. The river flowing alongside was another point of interest, with its width and...More

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice easy walk with beautiful view on the St-Lawrence river, the ferry service, Ile d'Orléans and the other shore (Lévis). Lovely during the evening too. Easy to access, a must see.

Thank rudbeckie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views of the St. Lawrence seaway from this walk are very beautiful. The walk has quite a few steps, but it should be comfortable unless you have mobility issues or small children. We had our 4 year old and she only required some carrying...More

Thank A V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started along the boardwalk and just kept on going. Follows the citadel providing lovely views of the river from high above. The trail actually goes all the way around the citadel if you keep following it, even when the boardwalk ends. The boardwalk is...More

Thank Bonnie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole walk is boarded and has allot of stairs. In a hot day bring water or a refreshing drink and wear comfortable shoes. I had heels but I didn't mind it. Lovely view of the river along the way. Not wheel chair friendly but...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This walk is very pretty and gives you great views of the river and harbor. It's a fun place to people-watch, and there is a delicious bakery along the way.

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walk along harbor, better to walk downward - steps going up are challenging. Best to do during daytime hours, viewing diminishes at night at some secluded areas on promenade.

Thank Zaphod1951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like boardwalks and are prepared to go up and down stairs and you also like culture/history, then this promenade is the place to visit while in Old Québec. This promenade has beautiful views of the surrounding area and it's backdrop is the historic...More

1  Thank Andrenalini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, there are a lot of steps, but they are separated by flat walkways. The views are lovely, and it's a nice way to spend part of your morning or afternoon.

Thank Virginiatravel1
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