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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
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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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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour
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Christmas Magic in Old Quebec
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Walking Tour through Quebec City's History

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His is fun and lively place to hang out, have ice cream, a starbucks or go for a walk before or after dinner. Over looking the St Lawrence river, you can sit on a bench and take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

His is fun and lively place to hang out, have ice cream, a starbucks or go for a walk before or after dinner. Over looking the St Lawrence river, you can sit on a bench and take pictures of Chateau Frontenac! You can visit for free the chateau if you stay elsewhere :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Best ice cream at Chateau Frontenac. Very picturesque and very informative with signage and down loaded walking tour.

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Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The most photographed hotel in the world! You really need to come and see why. It's massive! This area has some pretty spectacular views, well worth a trip down.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I gave it a 3 only because we went on a really hot day and there were no places with shade for us to hide from the sun. All the places with it were taken by groups of school kids. Also, other than the nice view out on the water, we did not find there were lots to do other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

A lot of people just walk the boardwalk and enjoy the stunning views of the St. Lawrence, but right beneath you is an attraction you shouldn't miss! The boardwalk is built on top of the old fort/palace from the original french settlement. Governors actually lived here in relative luxury. A key point on the River, it was involved in more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Looking out over the lower city and the river is breathtaking. The Chateau Frontenac looms behind you, and the historical ruins are literally right under your feet. Walking or watching, it is part of the Old Quebec experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is the perfect spot to meet up with others and to begin exploring ol Quebec. Also a great venue for many photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I doubt this requires a review but I thought it was well worth multiple strolls with the little one. Note that at the end of the Terrasse starts La Promenade des Gouverneurs which is not a stroller friendly hike as there are very many stairs.

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1 Thank Mark R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to get views of the river an Chateau Frontenac. Also a good place to rest for a while. You can also take the Funiculair down to Lower town. It's only 2.50$ but cash only! You can also watch street performers!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great view and people watching.. Desserts and street entertainment. Wish I was here in winter to try the sled run from above on Battllefield park and finishing on this boardwalk

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