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Terrasse Dufferin

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
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+1 418-648-7016
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This elevated area offers panoramic views of Old Quebec and the St....

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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Touristy but great views

It's a must do in Quebec. Even if you try to avoid it, you'll end up there walking around the old town. Great views of the river, the chateau and the occasional busker, it's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a must do in Quebec. Even if you try to avoid it, you'll end up there walking around the old town. Great views of the river, the chateau and the occasional busker, it's worth spending a bit of time soaking it all in.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a huge boardwalk and the views of Levis off to the south and down onto the Lower Town are superb. In May there was hardly anyone about in the evening and a great place to stroll.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

enjoy a walk under the sun with the view of the St lawrence river. always busy and great place to start your visit either to old town or to see the old fort

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This Terrace has breathtaking view. My little one spent an hour there. It s a heart of old Quebec. You will love it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

yes is so beautiful here, an is no hurry at all ,you can see everything from here, enter everywhere you want an is free, you can get the ferry boat here too to go to the other side, we really enjoy this place

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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We go there as often as we can, This place is special. You can see the river and all the boats, the old city down stairs, the archeological remain found under the Château Frontenac, those street performers and during winter, you can even find tobogganing slides. Great place

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely delightful morning stroll. The Fairmont hotel as your backdrop + clear blue skies? Magical.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great spot on a sunny day to enjoy the view and "watch the world go by". If you are not a wheelchair user or have walking difficulties I would suggest a walk along the full length. Starting at the ChateauFrontenac and ending on the Plains of Abraham. There are several sets of stairs along the way and... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice view to the river, simply beautiful, you can just stand there and never be bored with the view,

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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

La Terrasse Dufferin in front of the grand old hotel the Chateau Frontenac is typically referred to as the Boardwalk by the English speaking Quebecers. In the winter an ice slide is set up on the terrace & in the summer it is a wonderful place to stroll from beginning to end which is on the Planes of Abraham. A... More 

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