Holidays in Parks Canada's Dufferin Terrace

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Parks Canada's Dufferin Terrace

Stroll along the promenade above Old Québec to look out over the city and toboggan down a massive ice slide in winter.

Dufferin Terrace is a promenade that runs above the St. Lawrence River and below the Fairmont Château Frontenac hotel. Stroll along the boardwalk in summer when street performers fill the air with music and stalls sell street food and souvenirs. Toboggan down the ice slide that’s erected at the end of the walkway in winter and look out across the old city covered in a blanket of snow.

Cannons once put here to defend Québec City still line Dufferin Terrace. Look out for the statue of the founder of the city, Samuel de Champlain, among the monuments and ruins along the terrace.

Discover more history with a guided tour of the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux ruins. These archaeological remains were found beneath the promenade during digs in the late 2000s. See a kitchen, bathrooms and outhouses that once belonged to the British and French governors who ruled over the city between 1620 and 1834. Pay to take the tour or see some of the ruins for free by looking down glass prisms built into the promenade. There are three “archeoscopes”, each 1.5 metres (5 feet) deep.

The toboggan slide at the end of the promenade has been a city tradition for several decades. It reaches 82 metres (269 feet) above the terrace. Buy a ticket to access the slope, which includes the rental of a toboggan. Then hang on tight as you speed down the 150-metre (492-foot) slide.

Take the cable railway from Petit-Champlain in the Lower Town to reach Dufferin Terrace. Come on foot by climbing the stairway that connects the Lower and Upper towns or catch a bus. The Écolobus is a cheap public bus that services the old city.

Access Dufferin Terrace at any time of the day or night for free. Visit after dark to look out over a sea of lights.

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Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$141 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Located in Centre-Ville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Quebec City Convention Center and Citadelle of Quebec. Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec Cruise ...
3.9/5 Good! (3,972 reviews)
"The hotel was very nice; yet, the it is not the amenities but the wonderful people at the hotel that made us felt very welcomed and comfortable. Andrea at the Reception Desk was very supportive and accommodating during out check-in time. All our requests were followed up on timely manner. The staff ..."

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2021

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
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The price is AU$258 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
Located in the city centre, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Old Quebec is within a 10-minute walk of Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec Cruise Terminal, and close ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (2,009 reviews)
"Staff and ambiance."

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2021

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
4 out of 5
775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$198 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
This family-friendly Quebec hotel is located in the entertainment district, just steps away from Le Capitole and Palais Montcalm. Esplanade Park and Tourny Fountain ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,130 reviews)
"Well situated to explore Old Quebec City. Good facilities, friendly staff."

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2021

Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
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Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$141 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$258 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
4 out of 5
775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$198 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
Hotel Port Royal
Hotel Port Royal
4 out of 5
144, rue Saint-Pierre, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$198 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
Hotel Port Royal
Hotel Acadia
Hotel Acadia
3 out of 5
43 Rue Sainte-ursule, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$145 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Hotel Acadia
Auberge Saint-Pierre
Auberge Saint-Pierre
4 out of 5
79, rue St-Pierre, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$175 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
Auberge Saint-Pierre
Hotel Clarendon
Hotel Clarendon
3.5 out of 5
57 rue Sainte-Anne, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$193 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Hotel Clarendon
Hotel Manoir Victoria
Hotel Manoir Victoria
4 out of 5
44, Cote du Palais, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$198 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
Hotel Manoir Victoria
Le Capitole Hôtel
Le Capitole Hôtel
5 out of 5
972, rue Saint-Jean, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$393 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Le Capitole Hôtel
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