Terrasse Dufferin

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Terrasse Dufferin
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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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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada3,908 contributions
A sprawling space to the south of the Chateau Frontenac, it affords good views of the St Lawrence River and glimpses of the Lower Town below. It is definitely a place to chill and people watch. Beneath the terrace for history buffs are the ruins of the original Fort St Louis. The terrace connects to the Governors’ Promenade at its western end, the toboggan run nearby. Cannons just add to the atmosphere.
Written 13 August 2022
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MenifeeHelen
Menifee, CA190 contributions
Nice stroll along the terrace from the Chateau Frontenac with views of the St Lawrence river and parks.
Written 3 August 2022
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,565 contributions
Couples
Right in front of the most photographed hotel in the world (Chateau Frontenac), this is a great spot to relax and enjoy the view of the river. The terrace wraps around the hotel, facing the Citadel. You can get here by riding the Funicular cable car, walking directly up the 310 steps of “The Breakneck Stairs”, or walking the longer way around the stairs up near the great huge mural.
Written 2 August 2022
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Dani G
Kingston, Canada104 contributions
A great spot to view the Chateau Frontenac, take a lovely walk along the river & we even caught a busker or two in front of the Starbucks area!
Written 28 July 2022
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TripPhotographer52
Cincinnati, OH1,774 contributions
This is the boardwalk to the side of Hotel Frontenac and we were there on a beautiful day as part of a tour of the Old City. Great to view the St Lawrence River and for people watching. The guide did discuss the slide at the end for the winter to slide down onto the snow/ice in the winter. Very enjoyable.
Written 3 July 2022
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turaevalora
Montreal, Canada140 contributions
Couples
Absolutely breathtaking in front of the Frontenac hotel, a beautiful view of the river with lots of activity, i saw cirque performers,ice cream place a little park where u can rest in the shade.is beautiful
Written 2 July 2022
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Brian T
650 contributions
Couples
The elevated terrace offers beautiful views of Old Town Quebec City and the St. Lawrence River. Towards the end of the terrace is an toboggan run that looks like a blast in the winter! Benches line the railing so you can sit, relax and watch the happenings nearby. We enjoyed watching the boat traffic on the St. Lawrence River while we drank our coffee. Sometimes, there were musicians singing and/or playing instruments.
Written 26 June 2022
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Renee O
Windsor, Canada127 contributions
Words cannot describe the beauty of old Quebec City and all it has to offer. This was a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy the view
Written 19 June 2022
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada988 contributions
Visited dufferin terrace in the evening and then back in the morning - its still a great place to take a stroll and go out for a romantic walk w/ your significant other.
Cute spot to take a walk at night and great place to take photos from in the morning.

Gets crowded in daytime and until early evening.
Written 13 June 2022
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stephso
Marblehead, MA93 contributions
Family
Great city views! We visited in April during a few cold, wet, windy days, so there were no crowds or activities. It’s beautiful at night!
Written 22 April 2022
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