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Terrasse Dufferin

Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R 5J5, Canada
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Terrasse Dufferin Quebec City  Canada
Wandering through Old Quebec's streets Quebec City  Canada
Downtown toboggan run in Quebec City Quebec City  Canada
Terrasse Dufferin Quebec City  Canada
Wandering through Old Quebec's streets Quebec City  Canada
Downtown toboggan run in Quebec City Quebec City  Canada

Terrasse Dufferin

Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the Terrasse Dufferin (Dufferin Terrace) runs along the top of a cliff, some 200 feet above the Lower Town, and is presided over by the grande dame hotel Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. The terrace was constructed in 1879 and is named after Lord Dufferin, governor-general of Canada from 1872 to 1878, who is credited with saving the old city walls after zealous city planners began to tear them down. The terrace is some 1,400 feet long and makes for a pleasant place to stroll, or sit, if you are visiting Quebec City on a sunny day. The funicular that descends to the Lower Town is found at the northern end of the terrace, near a statue of Samuel de Champlain.

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over 4 years ago

Wandering through Old Quebec's streets

What a wonderful time wandering in Old Quebec City ! My home town is such a nice place, and I highly recommend tourists to visit Old Quebec. You can start at Place D'Youville (Ice rink outside in Winter) and then head over to rue St-Jean. You will be able to admire the St-Jean Doors at the entrance, and then shop in many littles boutiques on the street. Then you can continue on Côte de la Fabrique, and you'll be really close to Château Frontenac and Terrasse Dufferin, where you can admire the St-Lawrence River!

Have a wonderful time!
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almost 2 years ago

Downtown toboggan run in Quebec City

You know a city takes its winter fun seriously when there is a toboggan run right in the middle of town. Operating from Dufferin Terrace since 1884, this run offers up a thrilling ride on old-school wooden toboggans with views of the iconic Le Chateau Fronternac and the icy St. Lawrence River while reaching speeds of over 40 miles per hour. Prices for Au 1884 start at $3 CAD making this an affordable attraction for the whole family.