Dufferin Terrace

Point of interest

The Dufferin Terrace stands on the site of Fort Saint-Louis, built by Champlain in 1620, and where he died in 1635. On this same site his successor, Montmagny, built a chateau that served as residence for New France governors for two centuries. Unfortunately, the chateau was destroyed by fire in 1834. Four years later, Lord Durham, who was governor at the time, had a promenade built here that was enlarged and renovated several times over the years. This terrace, named after Lord Dufferin, provides magnificent views on the river and surrounding area, as well as on Lower Town and Place-Royale, which are must-see attractions for visitors that can be accessed by the funiculaire (cable car).

Dufferin Terrace
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