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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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Amazing views and a nice walk

Dufferin terrace is a lovely place to wonder along. The views of the st Laurence river are stunning and the backdrop of the hotel Frontenac makes it more appealing. There is a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dufferin terrace is a lovely place to wonder along. The views of the st Laurence river are stunning and the backdrop of the hotel Frontenac makes it more appealing. There is a toboggan course set up in winter looked a lot of fun. If you go to the end of the terrace there are a set of stairs that take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In Feb, it is completely snow covered and slick, a little surprised that they don't take care of like they do the rest of the city, but you still need to go. The toboggan is a blast, we did it twice! The man at the top said you reach speeds of over 45 mph! Let me be clear, it is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice winter's day stroll overlooking the mighty St Lawrence and the Chateau Frontenac - it can be a little slippery in spots so he careful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Terrasse Dufferin during Carnaval. Fun tobaggan slide has been set up for the winter - tickets are $3 per ride. During Carnaval, if you purchase your effigie at Au 1884, they give you a free slide ticket per effigie purchased. Great views of the St. Lawrence - lots of ice flows in winter! Can be quite windy and chilly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether is sunny, warm, cold or snowing this is a great place to stroll up and down to see people take in the breathtaking views and watch the Frontenac hosted toboggan run with kids and adults alike....great time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place to people watch with lovely views of the river, which in February is a hypnotising pattern of ice flow... it also is right next to the Chateau Frontenac and offers great photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked outside the city kind of close to the Citadelle, and then walked up the hill and then alongside the Citadelle, down a few sets of stairs and then we found ourselves walking on the Terrasse Dufferin. Overlooking the river and seeing the Chateau Frontenac was so cool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located behind the Chateau Frontenac, this is the promenade where everyone photographs the hotel and the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just kept going back here. It's in the center of everything so lots of things are going on here. Just a great place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views of old Quebec and the St. Lawrence river. You can walk from here along the Terrace des Gouverneurs up the stairs to the Plains of Abraham. Absolutely a must-see if you are in old Quebec.

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