Get zipping: Toboggan down this giant slide in Old Quebec City all winter (PHOTOS)

Dec 16 2022, 7:00 pm

A unique attraction in Quebec City should be added to your winter to-do list.

This giant toboggan slide, set to the backdrop of the most photographed hotel in the world, is more than a century old.

Residents of Quebec City became familiar with the Dufferin Terrace’s The Toboggan Slide in 1884.

A few years later, the iconic Ch√Ęteau Frontenac was erected next to the slide, and it’s been a match made in heaven every winter since.

The slide zips down the hill at a top speed of 70 km/h. As long as Mother Nature cooperates, three aisles of ice slide trails are available every day until the end of March.

Four passengers can zoom down one toboggan at a time, so hold onto your hat and let ‘er rip.

 

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The slide works on a ticket system, one per sledder per ride. One ticket costs $4, two are $8, and four are a smooth $12. The slide is free for children under the age of three, and there is a cafe on-site to keep you warm (and hot chocolate for the wee sliders).

Tickets are only available online only and are non-refundable. The slide is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm.

“Wonderfully rich in culture and history, Dufferin Terrace remains an extremely popular site for visitors to enjoy live entertainment and a unique viewpoint onto the magnificent St. Lawrence River,” says the Au 1884 website. “Overlooked by the iconic Chateau Frontenac, this boardwalk will treasure a buried archaeological crypt that reveals the remains of four defensive forts and two castles named Saint Louis, than Haldimand.”

 

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Every year, Dufferin Terrace hosts nearly 2.5 million visitors annually.

What do you think? Is this going to be on your “I want to do that this winter” radar?

The Toboggan Slide

 

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When: Every day until the end of March
Time; 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Dufferin Terrace
Price: $4 per ticket

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