Parks Canada

Parks Canada

June 18, 2009 14:32 ET

Parks Canada Extends an Invitation to Come and Rediscover Dufferin Terrace on its 130th Anniversary

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - This year marks the 130th anniversary of the Dufferin Terrace. Parks Canada is extending an invitation to come and rediscover the terrace through a variety of activities designed along historical lines. Throughout the summer, visitors will get a chance to interact with interpreters in period costume who will recount brief anecdotes and unknown facts for the entertainment of all ages.

Several free activities will be staged from June to October. Musical offerings by brass and percussion ensemble, Les Diplomates, military music in concert, a Celtic parade, lectures and costumed animations are all on the program. Visitors will also be able to visit the archaeological vestiges of the Saint-Louis forts and chateaux under the Dufferin Terrace and learn more about this outstanding historic site.

In celebration of the 130th anniversary of the terrace and Funiculaire du Vieux-Quebec, visitors are invited to come and share a birthday cake on the terrace on Saturday, June 20, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. In case of rain, the activity will be rescheduled for the following day.

The year 2009 also marks the 130th anniversary of the Funiculaire du Vieux-Quebec. The inclined elevator, accessible from the terrace, is the only one of its kind in service on the continent. In 1879 the funicular created a new link between Upper Town and Lower Town. The Armstrong family has owned it since 1964. The funicular, which offers a superb view of the St. Lawrence, operates daily from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

A calendar of events is available upon request or on our website at www.pc.gc.ca/fortifications.

Contact Information

  • Renald Gauthier
    Site Manager
    Historic District of Quebec
    418-648-7115