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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
Phone Number:
+1 418-648-7016
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Beautiful Views

You have beautiful views of the lower city and the river. It was very clean and a great place to walk.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Colchester, CT
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Colchester, CT
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You have beautiful views of the lower city and the river. It was very clean and a great place to walk.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to experience the next best thing to actually being in Europe.... go to Quebec City! It is an amazing site, and cannot be reproduced anywhere else in North America! Whenever I have the need to be in Europe, but can't afford the trans-atlantic fare, Quebec City is the answer!

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to have a walk while having some of the best views of the city and the citadel. The sunset from here is wonderful.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Terrasse Dufferin is a pedestrian walkway located on the edge of Old Town overlooking Lower Town. You get a very good view of the St Lawrence River and the old port. Hope this helps.

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Joinville, SC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place offers a good View of the castle and of the lower city and harbor... it is also great to do jogging backwards towards Abrahams plains

Thank RodHara
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do walk along the bluffs overlooking the St. Lawrence River. If you take the entire walk through to the Citadel, be aware that there are over 300 steps as you climb your way to the top

Thank Allen S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there during Carnaval and I got to ride the beautiful ice slide!!! one of my bucket list! Just make sure you go at night, it can get very busy. Make sure you buy ticket before you climb to the top!!!!

Thank Pierre L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting here to watch the sunset became an evening routine for us. During the day it can be a little over crowded. Highly suggest walking from one end all the way up the stairs and into the plains of Abraham.

Thank Emily Y
Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where it is . near the CHATEAU Frontenac !! close to it you can touch the CHATEAU...turn around and ..enjoy one of the most `` magnifique `` view of the GREAT ST Lawrence River...with ocean going ships cruising under YOU...and a view as far as 30 miles of the famous Laurentians mountains...and part of downtown...of... OLD Quebec.. plus much ...... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an iconic part of the city that it seems almost like a necessity to go there if you're going to be in Quebec City. I managed to get some solid photos of Chateau Frontenac from the Terrasse. Pretty breathtaking. I must say, it does get pretty windy so make sure you dress accordingly.

Thank Sara J

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