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Funicular

Funicular © Tony Webster
Funicular © Tony Webster

A panoramic bird's eye view of historic Quebec City can be had from the cabin of the funicular that travels at a 45 degree angle from Louis Jolliet House in the heart of the Old City to Dufferin Terrace. The funicular has been an attraction in the city since the original steam driven version was erected in 1879.

Claustrophobic visitors may not enjoy the trip up in the little compartments, but most will relish the views and novel mode of getting around. The walk down from the Old City is pleasant and easy, but the walk up can be rather painful. Many people choose to take the funicular up and walk back down.

Address: 16 Rue du Petit Champlain

Website: https://www.quebecregion.com/en/businesses/attractions/tourist-sites/funiculaire-du-vieux-quebec/