The Cap-Blanc Stairway
The Cap-Blanc Stairway
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Lockie H
By Lockie H
Not steep but plentiful. Take your time as slippery (since they are wooden) in rain. Feels secluded.
5.0 of 5 bubblesOct 2022
We accidentally took these steps when our GPS sent us down these when looking for our spa! These step were on my list to do, but I had no idea that these were the stairs we were taking (that seems odd to have no idea you are about to walk down 398 wooden steps, but when you first start to climb down them, you don’t realize that you are actually taking this many steps because you can’t see the true breadth of it for the first two or three flights). It was rather amusing to our group, because it was indeed the most direct route because our spa was pretty much at the bottom of the stairs. Not knowing what they were, I did pause several times to take photos and exclaim, “wow, this is really pretty. I wonder if these steps have a name.” There are little spots along the way where you can sit on wooden benches every few flights, so when you take your time and enjoy, it’s a rather lovely set of steps through the woods. At the bottom, my friend (who is not in great shape) said her legs felt a little wobbly after that many steps! And, after our spa treatments, we decided that we would take a cab back home rather than walk back up. When I got back to the house I did a quick internet search of images of the steps, because surely they have a name, I realized it was these same steps that I wanted to take. Which is good because I can’t imagine Quebec having another set of stairs that it’s almost 400 steps!

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Lockie H
Asheville, NC1,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
We accidentally took these steps when our GPS sent us down these when looking for our spa! These step were on my list to do, but I had no idea that these were the stairs we were taking (that seems odd to have no idea you are about to walk down 398 wooden steps, but when you first start to climb down them, you don’t realize that you are actually taking this many steps because you can’t see the true breadth of it for the first two or three flights). It was rather amusing to our group, because it was indeed the most direct route because our spa was pretty much at the bottom of the stairs. Not knowing what they were, I did pause several times to take photos and exclaim, “wow, this is really pretty. I wonder if these steps have a name.”

There are little spots along the way where you can sit on wooden benches every few flights, so when you take your time and enjoy, it’s a rather lovely set of steps through the woods.

At the bottom, my friend (who is not in great shape) said her legs felt a little wobbly after that many steps! And, after our spa treatments, we decided that we would take a cab back home rather than walk back up.

When I got back to the house I did a quick internet search of images of the steps, because surely they have a name, I realized it was these same steps that I wanted to take. Which is good because I can’t imagine Quebec having another set of stairs that it’s almost 400 steps!
Written October 8, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,230 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We took one look at this stairway and decided against it. It is a long way down or up from the Plains to the River, good for those with more energy than us. Steep.
Written October 8, 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I liked the sturdy look of the staircase. Even better was its location, accessible at the top off of Ontario Avenue south of Battlefields Park ie the Plains of Abraham. At the bottom you are by and large going to turn left toward the Lower Town unless you want to see one church perhaps 10M away heading right. Watch out for local joggers! It is nicely forested. I would say it is the western end of any Lower Town visit for most people.
Written August 12, 2022
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Explorer_IM
Cambridge, Canada562 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We were on Dufferin terrace and we saw these stairs, we decided to scale them. The stairs presented with magnificent views of St Lawrence River and Quebec city. Bit tiring as they just never end, finally we reached the top and came down close to the Quebec s parliament
Written April 29, 2022
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
They say it is the longest stairs in the world...not wheelchair accecible
The park is beautiful at the top and there are lots of people exercising, going up and down the stairs. I found it to be very high from half of it until the bottom. So, if you have problems with heights it may not be for you. This is a free activity in the city of Quebec. At the bottom, you will find yourself at the petit chaplain. Crossing the big avenue there is a charming promenade with a bike path and picnic spots. The little inside old streets are full of old charming buildings with their doors painting in different colors. If you don't want to go up the stairs or walk to the center of the petit chaplain, there is a bus (just 1 bus line) that can take you to the city center. (Bus number 1)
Written August 5, 2021
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Antonia R
Corpus Christi, TX1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
1st time visiting Quebec City, Aug. 2018 I could not choose the year, my friend, took me on a tour of old Quebec, which was beautiful. we took a wrong turn, ended up at the stairs, and after a few minutes my friend convinced me that he would be able to get his bearing once we reached the top. I am afraid of heights and almost passed out a few times. Regardless I survived the 100 + steps. It is definitely an experience, but one I would not like to repeat.
Written May 1, 2020
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George A
Palm Beach, FL246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Anyone in Quebec sees and goes by the Chateau Frontenac. However, there is a long and high stairway between the hotel and the river. Take it to the top.
Written November 2, 2019
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Scott R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We wandered Quebec after
Our Disney cruise. We wanted to walk up to citadel and plains area and it looked as if you could walk the road along the River and get there eventually.
My phone said to turn on a little side street and then we saw THE STAIRS!!! We thought why no and started up. Pretty surprised I didn’t die on the way up....we finally made it but we were worn out. Steep and they go on forever.
Written November 24, 2018
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Dana D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Such a beautiful spot. Went a little more than halfway knowing we had to go back up them. Very long and impressive!
Written September 7, 2018
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femaleboxer
New York City, NY580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Nothing like walking a few miles to then descend a never ending stairway. I loved it. My fiance not so much.
Written August 2, 2018
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