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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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Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City
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Walking Tour through Quebec City's History
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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” (176 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 176 reviews
"chateau frontenac"
in 300 reviews
"street performers"
in 98 reviews
"wide boardwalk"
in 28 reviews
"wooden boardwalk"
in 17 reviews
"lower town"
in 124 reviews
"toboggan run"
in 18 reviews
"great place to stroll"
in 21 reviews
"plains of abraham"
in 80 reviews
"board walk"
in 22 reviews
"nice walk"
in 44 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"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place to walk, with fantastic views of the St Lawrence river and some great photo opportunities. Lots of European charm. There is no need to hurry here, just enjoy the ambience. This beautiful promenade is pretty crowded. Nevertheless anyone who visits Quebec should...More

Thank Andrey N
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spacious area where you can walk and admire the St. Lawrence River, Chateau Frontenac and the site of the annual Tobaggan Run.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views over looking the river. Several skylights showing the original settlement with a stairs going into the settlement museum. Accesses the funicular to the old city. The end of the terrace has access to the Citadel.

Thank Terrence S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst I can appreciate that the terrasse is a beautiful spot to be in during the warm summer months, it is less of a gem during the cold winter season! You can still see out across the city but I would recommend this without snow!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dufferin terrace is bordered by the Chateau Frontenac and the Citadel and affords the visitor stunning views of the river below, the lower town and distant vistas. Spend some time here to just look and relax. There is a cable car that takes you...More

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place that is rich in history. When you think about all that's happened there in the last couple hundred years it's hard to believe. Get's a bit touristy but well worth the crowds. Usually street musicians every few hundred feet to keep you entertained.

Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can take a guide visit early in the day... it's very inexpensive and offered by parcs Canada. Highly recommended. Otherwise in the afternoon you can freely visit.

Thank Nat L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful view from the Promenade. We went and it was cold, & there was snow - but it’s popular & it is worth a visit. There are also other amazing buildings nearby.

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice way to see Quebec City and the view on the St-Lawrence river. The walkway allows you to get to the Plaines d'Abraham by getting close to the Citadelle but you will need to climb a few stairs if you want to go that...More

Thank Denis C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the must to do when you are visiting Quebec Old City. Bring your camera, great picture and memories to enjoy it forever.

Thank Becky0101
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Maureen C
8 July 2017|
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Response from Hjalmar B | Reviewed this property |
Top shape..walk.If not use bus,shuttle if cruse has one,taxi it is a short distance or finuclaire for the lift the rest is flat walking.
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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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