Terrasse Dufferin is a terrace that wraps around the Château Frontenac in Quebec City towards Citadelle of Quebec, overlooking the Saint Lawrence River.
It was built in 1879 under the direction of Lord Dufferin, the then Governor-general of Canada and eventually named for him. The terrace is maintained by Parks Canada as part of the 'Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site.
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Brad Ives | Jan 16, 2018
There are plenty of seats along the way to rest or enjoy the view. At the top is a rotunda you can sit in and enjoy shelter from sun and toilets underneath.
James Clark | Oct 1, 2017
Great views over looking the river. Several skylights showing the original settlement with a stairs going into the settlement museum. Accesses the funicular to the old city. The end of the terrace has access to the Citadel.
Monique Pierpont | Dec 24, 2017
A must see while visiting here. The views are spectacular and the architecture is absolutely amazing.
visionksn | Oct 8, 2017
Great view to see other side of river and to see the Chateau de frontenoc. There’s stairs to go down to the small archeological place(free). Also, we paid 3 cad for taking a lift to go to petit champlain street.
Amina Meniai | Sep 17, 2017
Beautiful walkway. A must-visit if you are in Quebec City. Go early as there are less tourists. You can get ice cream, coffee or sandwiches if you want.
Flowers Reign | Mar 7, 2018
I live in Quebec and going there is always feel like it's the first time I'm visiting it. The atmosphere can turn from romantic to nostalgic with the musicians around. The view from the terrasse if amazing! Best to visit during summer with all the cruisers and the tourists flooding the place. Simply beautiful! Visit at night if you want a more relaxed time alone or with your partner. For winter, there's a slide!! No matter the season, there will always be something to do or see! Always!
Terrence Stagniton | Apr 9, 2018
The Dufferin terrace is bordered by the Chateau Frontenac and the Citadel and affords the visitor stunning views of the river below, the lower town and distant vistas. Spend some time here to just look and relax. There is a cable car that takes you to the lower town and is a great site for photographs of the Chateau Frontenac above.
Varun Manohar | May 29, 2018
View of St. Lawrance river from the terrasse is amazing. Google map directions to walk up the hill to the terrasse is confusing. The streets to walk up the hill are not friendly to stroller. It will be a bumpy ride for the kids in the stroller. The terrasse is always crowded with visitors. If you are in Old Quebec City, don't miss to visit & spend some time on the Dufferin Terrasse.
Brian O Connor | May 20, 2018
It's all great. The architecture, the location to the harbour makes everything more amazing.
STEPHEN CHEN | May 7, 2018
You can see Saint Lawrence river and ferry terminal from this terrasse.
Corey Rapp | Jul 10, 2018
We stayed at the hotel terrasse dufferin and walked this fantastic terrasse every morning for 3 lovely days, and every evening as well. The atmosphere , the views, the history all combine to make this a fantastic spot. This is the location my girlfriend became my fiancee.
Andrew Leong | Jul 1, 2018
Very nice atmosphere. Lots of people and very lively with street performances
Ann MacKay | Aug 14, 2018
Definitely worth staying here! We have been staying here fro over 30 years:) You can't beat this awesome location at an affordable price. The reception welcome is most helpful and the breakfast is well worth your while!
Ron Hebert | Jul 15, 2018
Outside of the Chateau Frontenac this is the focal point of Old Quebec. Built in 1879, the terrace is a fabulous place to walk and take in the sights and sounds of the city. Make sure you spend some time both day and night here. Great people watching and some interesting street musicians.
JB JB | Aug 3, 2018
The Dufferin Terrace was built in 1879 and offers breathtaking views of Lower Town and the St. Lawrence River.
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