Dufferin Terrace

16 rue du Petit-Champlain
Quebec, QC G1K 4H4- Map It
(418) 692-1132

AAA Editor Notes

Dufferin Terrace (La terrasse Dufferin), 16 rue du Petit-Champlain, next to Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, offers a spectacular view of Old Lower Town and the St. Lawrence River. An 1898 monument to Samuel de Champlain is at the north end of the terrace. From here one can descend the 55 metres (180 ft.) to Place-Royale, the center of Lower Town, via a stairway of 61 steps. A funicular also links upper and lower Québec. Visitors can have a peek at Saint-Louis Forts and Chateaux National Historic Site, which lies underneath Dufferin Terrace, via glass panels dubbed archeoscopes. The terrace is linked to Battlefields Park by the Promenade des Gouverneurs, a 670-metre-long (2,198-ft.) walk anchored by cliffs overlooking the river.
Terrace and promenade free. Funicular $2.25; free (ages 0-4).
Hours: Terrace and promenade open daily; promenade not maintained Dec.-Mar. Funicular operates daily 7:30 a.m.-midnight, mid-June through Labour Day; 7:30 a.m.-10.45 p.m., rest of year.