Patinoire de la Terrasse
A kind of ice rink gets set up here every winter and is ideal for families and children to putter around on. Skate rentals on-site.
Le Château Frontenac
Said to be the world's most photographed hotel, Le Château Frontenacwas built in 1893 by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) as part of...
Musée du Fort
Not really a museum at all, the Musée du Fort houses a 30-minute multimedia show on the many attempts over the centuries to take Québec...
Various theater productions take place here in the summer. During the rest of the year this is a great place to see Québec’s most...
Le Lapin Sauté
This cozy, rustically set restaurant brings a breath of the French countryside into the Old Town. Naturally lapin (rabbit) plays a...
Terrasse Dufferin information
Outside the Château Frontenac, along the riverfront, this 425m-long promenade is a marvelous setting for a stroll, with dramatic views over the river from its cliff-top perch, 60m above the water. In the summer it’s peppered with street performers, and you can stop at a well-placed snack stand for ice cream or a cold drink. Near the statue of Samuel de Champlain, stairways descend below the boardwalk to the recent excavations of Champlain’s second fort, which stood here from 1620 to 1635. Nearby, you can take the funicular to the Old Lower Town. Just above the Terrasse Dufferin is the leafy Jardin des Gouverneurs , a peaceful refuge from the holidaying masses.