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This historic railway makes the 210-foot (64 meter) trip from the Dufferin Terrace to the Lower Town at a 45 degree angle. In more or less continual service since 1879, the original steam engine and open cars have been updated, most recently in 1997. The thoroughly-modern funicular now runs year-round. A gift shop at the French-Colonial style base station offers various souvenirs.
Marvel at the beauty of Quebec City from the Saint Lawrence River, with the cruises on offer at Croisieres AML. Established in 1972, the company offers an extensive fleet of ships and a wide variety of cruises. From guided tours with a historical purposes to whale-watching tours and gourmet-centric cruises, they truly have something for everyone. VIP packages offer exclusive experiences for making a special occasion memorable. Check website for more.
Skirting the Saint Lawrence River, this 2.5 kilometer (1.55 mile) stretch is one of the most picturesque recreational spaces in the city. Besides refreshing views of the meandering river, the beautifully laid-out promenade offers numerous delightful experiences from lush woodlands for nature lovers to play areas for the sports enthusiasts. Worth a special mention is the Station des Quais, a series of gardens showcasing artistic interpretations of the great river. Opened in 2008, the promenade has garnered wide acclaim and numerous awards for its design, and has become one of the most popular public spaces in the city.