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  • Address: 6 Place Terrasse, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada G1R 4N5, Canada
  • Admission: $2.50

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Terrasse Dufferin Tours

At the base of the Château Frontenac, Quebec City’s Terrasse Dufferin promenade looks out across the St Lawrence River from its clifftop perch atop Cap Diamant. Named after Lord Dufferin, who was Canada’s governor between 1872 and 1878, come in summertime when green and white-topped gazebos fill the 425-meter-long boardwalk and street performers entertain. Time your visit for the early evening, and you’ll also get to see the sun set over the Laurentian Mountains to the north. In winter, Dufferin Terrasse is especially popular for its Les Glissades de la Terrasse toboggan run, which wooshes people up to 60 mph down an 82-meter slide.

Just underneath Terrasse Dufferin, by the statue of Samuel de Champlain, you can visit the archaeological site of Champlain’s second fort which dates back to 1620. The residence and base of power for French, and later British, governors for over two centuries, excavations from the 17th-century fort and surrounding chateaus between 2005-2007 have revealed plenty of wine bottles, giving an insight into the hedonistic lifestyles of some of Quebec’s first governors. 

Just above Terrasse Dufferin, Jardin des Gouverneurs is another popular visit. In the center of the lawn, look out for the 50-foot-tall Wolfe-Montcalm Monument which commemorates the 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

Practical Info

Dufferin Terrasse is located behind Château Frontenac at 6 Place Terrasse. Les Glissades de la Terrasse is open from mid-December till late March, ($2.50 per person), from 11am-11pm daily. Open daily from May to October, free tours of the St-Louis Forts and Chateaux National Historic Site are available through Parks Canada. Look out for their kiosk, which is on Dufferin Terrasse.

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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour, Quebec City, null
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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour

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One of the best ways to experience all of the charming sites of Quebec City is by foot. On this 2.5-hour private walking tour, visit Place d’Hôtel de ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Quebec City, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City

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On this 1-hour guided tour, experience the history of the prestigious Château Frontenac. Discover the famous people and historical events that have shaped ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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Walking Tour through Quebec City's History, Quebec City, City Tours
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Walking Tour through Quebec City's History

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Travel back four centuries in time to the colony of New France as you tour Old Quebec City with your “cicerone,” or guide dressed in period costume. Experience ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Historical Tasting Old Quebec Walking Tour, Quebec City, Walking Tours
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Historical Tasting Old Quebec Walking Tour

Enjoy this 2.5-hour small group walking tour in Old Quebec, with a professional guide interpreting an authentic character of New-France. Immerse yourself in ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.43
Christmas Magic in Old Quebec, Quebec City, City Tours
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Christmas Magic in Old Quebec

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Experience Quebec's festive holiday traditions on a Christmas Magic tour in Old Quebec. Enjoy a picturesque two hours where you will be shown the sights by an ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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