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