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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
LOCATION
2, rue d'Auteuil / D'Auteuil street, 2 | chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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+1 418-648-7016
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"lawrence river"
in 180 reviews
"chateau frontenac"
in 310 reviews
"street performers"
in 100 reviews
"wide boardwalk"
in 28 reviews
"wooden boardwalk"
in 17 reviews
"lower town"
in 126 reviews
"toboggan run"
in 19 reviews
"great place to stroll"
in 22 reviews
"plains of abraham"
in 85 reviews
"board walk"
in 23 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 24 reviews
"view of the river"
in 17 reviews
"fairmont hotel"
in 20 reviews
"old quebec"
in 96 reviews
"sunny day"
in 24 reviews
"take pictures"
in 19 reviews
"benches"
in 141 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great views of the river and hotel. The many steps at the end don’t really go anywhere, so if your knees aren’t in good shape don’t take them.

Thank Susan59travel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the first sight I saw when I visited the city. It's a wonderful place to stroll, get acquainted with the city, people watch, take photos, relax (there are a ton of benches facing the St. Lawrence River) and take in the charm of...More

Thank Jenny T
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really nice wide wooden promenade with covered gazebos along the way, which was good because it rained! Scenic views of the river and Lower Town. Street performers were a treat,

Thank Janice R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In my initial ignorance, I was surprised to find that this terrace is actually a legitimate boardwalk. And it lies slightly below the level of the Frontenac and Citadel but far above the Lower Town. It has great views 360 degrees. It's a great place...More

Thank garygDC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place for a stroll with great views across the St. Lawrence river and ample people watching, too. Lots of welcome shade late on a hot summer afternoon.

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Terrasse Dufferin is a terrace near Chateau Frontenac and is a gem. Imagine ladies and gentleman walking along this promenade 100 years ago. The setting is perfect, historical, and family friendly. Enjoy the walk and the views.

Thank Dan P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to take a walk with your family, just be mindful of weather. There is not much shade or shelter from rain.

Thank Bostonian2011
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to be in good ship to go upstairs. In the Winter, you can go downwards with a sort of sleigh.

Thank Marcos S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an early morning visit to the terrasse and enjoyed the beautiful views and lovely opera busker.

Thank KNCooper
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot visit Quebec City without visiting Terrace Dufferin. It gives you a bird's eye view of the city with the beautiful Chateau Frontenac in the back ground.

Thank Jafoorty
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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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