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Quebec City Helicopter Tour
"After meeting at the ticket office in Quebec City at your chosen departure time you’ll be driven to the heliport for your helicopter tour. Aboard a 4- to 6-person state-of-the-art helicopter soar over Quebec City for 12-15 minutes and admire incredible aerial views of Old Quebec and its fortifications. Spot Château Frontenac Cap Diamant the Plains of Abraham Ile d'Orléans and the bridges spanning the mighty St Lawrence River. You’ll fly over all the must-see natural wonders and popular urban areas of this 17th-century capital city. Your expert pilot will provide interesting and informative commentary
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"Quebec City
"Quebec City Its River and Its Landscape Helicopter Tour""Enjoy a truly breathtaking sightseeing experience on a 30-minute “Québec City Its River Its Landscapes” tour. Along with all the City Tour attractions including the Québec bridges the Plains of Abraham
From CAD207.00
 
Quebec City Walking Tour
"Conducted year-round rain or shine this walking tour starts in the Upper Town district of Old Quebec and finishes in the Lower Town. You'll discover Quebec City's history from 1608 to present on this enjoyable walking tour. While listening to the entertaining and informative commen you'll gain a sense of the day-to-day lives of the people who have lived in this lovely fortress city over the centuries. You will visit sites such as the Quebec Citadel Chateau Frontenac Quebec fortifications Basilica Notre-Dame
From CAD31.00

Funiculaire du Vieux Quebec Tips (9)

Ride the funicular!

If you can't bare the thought of climbing all the way up to the Dufferin Terrace after a nice stroll down in the Petit Champlain area, why not ride up on the funicular? Quebec's funicular, the only one of its kind in Canada, has been in operation for over 125 years, offering a quick and cheap ride as well as a breath-taking panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River. Tickets only cost $1.50!

As a side note, in the Petit-Champlain area, the funicular departs from the house that once belonged to Louis Jolliet, the man who discovered the Mississippi River. And as another side note, yes, there was an accident at the funicular about a decade ago but nothing to worry about, they've completely rebuilt it using modern technology and all the latest safety features. So have a great and fun ride, don't forget to bring your camera!

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Jefie
Jul 18, 2006

Save Your Legs & Heart - Ride The Funicular

When you have been touring the river side streets of the Old Town do not consider walking the steep staircase up the cliff face to Chateau Frontenac for that refreshing beer or coffee. It is a very tough climb amd you would be better to walk down the steps and then pay the $1.75 to ride the funicular rail to the top and enjoy the view.

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Mikebb
Jun 19, 2008

Funicular

Everytime I come across one of these, it's a must to get within. Much like a diagonal elevator, this will bring one up in elevation up the cliffside from the lower Basseville to the upper walled city dead center in front of the Fronterac. Great way to get to the terrasse duffrein if you are one of the many staircase complainers.

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chodearm
Jun 02, 2005

Funicular is Amazing!

The funicular is definitely one of my all time favorite things to do in Quebec. My family goes every time we are in Quebec and I never get bored of it. Check it out here: http://quebeccity101.com/funicular/

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Sep 12, 2016
 
 
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Funiculaire

The lower station of the Funiculaire is located inside Louis-Jolliet House. The house was built in 1683 by architect Baillif for Louis-Jolliet, discoverer of the Mississipi, who lived here until his death in 1700.

In 1945 a fire destroyed the residence. Owner, Sir Robert P. Kernon rebuilt the heritage house according to the original architectural design. In l946 the Funiculaire re-opened during a ceremony honouring Jolliets 300th Birthday.

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joanj
Jun 21, 2005

The Funiclaire

An inclined plane that connects the upper part of the Old City and the lower part of the Old City. It is located adjacent to Le Chateau Frontenac. It costs $3.00 round trip. But it is worth it.

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Easty
Aug 26, 2002

Funiculaire (sort of like an...

Funiculaire (sort of like an outdoor elevator)
The funniculaire is the easiest way to get from Old Lower Town to Old Upper Town. You could take the equivalent of about 7 flights of stairs instead.

PrairieDee
Jun 28, 2003

Funiculaire and Old Streets

I recommend that you walk down to the old port area and take the funiculaire back up. It's a long up walk.

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cfuentesm
Oct 13, 2005
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Jefie

"Quebec, mon amour!"
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"Quebec City, Quebec, Canada"
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"Quebec City - A Bit of Europe Close at Hand!"
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"Quebec, the charming French town"
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"Une Petite Tour de La Ville de Quebec...."
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Reasonable price - nice view

A ride up the funicular was about $2.50 last October. Once up there we enjoyed the view and many other lovely streets and shops.

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Feb 21, 2015

Things to Do Near Quebec

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Grande Allee

The Grande Allee is to Quebec what the Champs Elysees is to Paris. It's the "main drag", where things are happening. A broad avenue, it leads from the old walls to the outskirts of the city, past the...
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Plains of Abraham (Battlefields Park)

What Mount Royal is to Montreal and Central Park to New York City describes the relationship of the Plains of Abraham to the City of Quebec – a green living room only with a broad dose of history...
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Quebec Experience

Quebec Experience - A 3D spectacle of 30 mn. From 10AM to 10PM (15 May to 15 October). Alternatively in English and in French. Mainly 3D photographes with an astonishing mobile face on the left side,...
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Musee de l'Amerique Francaise

The Musée de l'Amérique francophonei s the oldest museum in all of Canada. It was founded in 1663 by Monseigneur de Laval. It is the dedicated to the history of French culture in North America. The...
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Terrasse Dufferin

Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood was Lord Dufferin’s full name – try filling that out on a border control form! From 1872 to 1878, Lord Dufferin served as the third Governor General of...
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Rue du Tresor

This is where French colonists used to come to pay their annual tax. The street lost that function with the cession of New France to Britain and the street became a side alley. In the 1960’s when...
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