Terrasse Dufferin, Quebec

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    A good workout on the Promenade des Gouverneurs

    by mim95 Updated Nov 25, 2003

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    More steps to climb on Promenade des Gouverneurs

    The west end of the boardwalk becomes the Promenade des Gouverneurs, with a warning sign of 310 steps edging along the cliffs next to the thick Citadel stone wall and leading towards the highest point in Quebec, Cap Diamant.

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    The boardwalk with the stunning view of the river

    by mim95 Written Nov 25, 2003

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    Great view of the St. Lawrence River & Lower Town

    Terrasse Dufferin (Dufferin Terrace) is the wide boardwalk along the cliff in Upper Town, and has a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River. It was built in 1878 by the governor of Canada Lord Dufferin.

    It is a great place for a good stroll, people-watching, and watching the sunrise. Lots of street performers line along the boardwalk in the summer.

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    Statue of Samuel de Champlain in Upper Town

    by mim95 Updated Nov 25, 2003

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    Statue of Samuel de Champlain

    This monument to Samuel de Champlain was erected in 1898, honouring the founder of Quebec, the governor of New France and discoverer of the Great Lakes. He saw the military and commercial importance of this site and established a town here in 1608 for New France.

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    Château Frontenac And Dufferin Terrace

    by richiecdisc Written Nov 15, 2003

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    The elegant Ch��teau Frontenac

    Though a mere 100 years old, Quebec's world-renowned Chateau Frontenac claims to be the most photographed hotel in the world and is certainly the city's hallmark building. The Dufferin Terrace is a huge boardwalk that is crammed with tourists in good weather taking a scenic stroll.

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    Terrasse Dufferin

    by davidlop Written Nov 9, 2003
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    Wow, what a huge wooden floor! This terrace is like an extension of the massive Château sitting just on its middle part. A place to have a walk, a la the rich man and ladies did on early 20th century... also a place to find an icecream on the old city :)

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    Terrasse Dufferin

    by btex Updated Jun 13, 2003

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    Terrasse Dufferin

    go to the Terrasse Dufferin - a walkway alongside the Chateau Frontenac which overlooks the lower part of Old Quebec and the St. Lawrence R. The walkway connects with the path atop the old city walls - actually, the best things to do in Old Quebec are to wander the streets and to follow the path on top of the old city walls. Terrasse Dufferin was a nice spot at night too...lots of people were hanging out...listening to street musicians...and enjoying the evening.
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  • Boardwalk

    by Phalaenopsis03 Written Jun 8, 2003

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    A perfect to do in the summertime, with possibly an ice cream cone in hand, stroll along the boardwalk and breathe in the fresh air as you enjoy a picturesque view of the St-Laurent and surrounding areas.

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    Terrasse Duferin

    by NickiE Updated Oct 5, 2002

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    The Terrasse Duferin is a beautiful wooden promenade in front of the Chateau Frontenac, it is a great place for people watching by sitting on one of the many benches that line it.

    And its perfect for posing and looking posh, taking in the views over the St Laurent river

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    Check out the sweeping views!

    by acemj Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The view from Upper Quebec down over Lower Quebec and the St. Lawrence River and even beyond to the Laurentian Mountains is beautiful!
    The best views are from the Terrasse Dufferin boardwalk in Upper Town, allowing you to take in rooftops, sailboats and mountains all in one gaze.

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    Boardwalk Hot Dog Stand

    by dwatsonkc Updated Dec 28, 2004

    You must try the Hot Dogs! They were the best. We went white water rafting all day and when we got back to the hotel we were hungry.

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  • The promenade at Chateu...

    by Grootpiet Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The promenade at Chateu Frontenac
    In winter there's an ice slide for which you can buy tickets at the building in the picture.

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