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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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Impressive views!!

Kind of a Promenade with lovely Fairmont Le Château to one side and beautiful river to the other you can have awesome picturesque view while strolling here. You also can take a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Kind of a Promenade with lovely Fairmont Le Château to one side and beautiful river to the other you can have awesome picturesque view while strolling here. You also can take a cable car from here to go to lower Town. There are benches for relaxing.. great place for evening stroll. It has a small superstore at the cable car... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Right in front of the Château Frontenac, this Terrace is perfect for pictures! It is a little bit crowded during the summer days but always as charming! Go there for the sunrise! You will not regret it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

You can stroll along the terrace and then walk the paths to the Plains of Abraham park. Great views. Visit the Hotel Frontenac for lunch or dinner or just get a Starbucks coffee. Take the Funicular or walk the steps to the lower town. All nice and picturesque.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Where you can take so many ' postcard ' pictures . Relaxing and surrounded by beautiful picturesque scenes, and history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

View from here is impressive. Chateau Frontenac on one side. St Lawrence on the other. Plenty of other historical vistas as well. Not much else to do. But if in the area, should make a point to stroll along the terrasse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

In the winter you can see the ice moving on the Fleuve St-Laurent, it's very beautilful. In the summer i love to walk there, the ambiance is good and calme in the same time. With the Chateau Frontnac you can have great pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The views: amazing, the people watching great, the snow however remains and made walking along the full terrace more challenging. Not impossible, but slushy, and there did not appear to be a full removal of said snow. Adds to the winter ambience, but if you are mobility challenged or are not so sure footed, wait a week or two, or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Terrasse Dufferin overlooks the St-lawrence river and with the **Château Frontenac** in back ground, it;s by far my favourite land mark in the old capital. Not many cities in the world offer such a beautiful panorama.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Enjoyed the experience and the ambiance of this restaurant. Nice view of The fleuve. Food was good but coffee was unfortunately like water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to take walks and see the beautiful scenery of the old Quebec. Coffe shops and souvenir shops all walking distance to this beautiful terrace called Duffering!!!

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