NileGuide Expert Says:
This is a fast, safe and convenient way to get from Chateau Frontenac and Quartier Petit Champlain. If you don’t want to pay the $1.75 for the ride, you can always walk up or down the Escalier Casse-cou.
G1K 4H4 Quebec City, Canada
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Oct 5-Apr 5: 7:30a-11p M-Su, Apr 6-Jun 19, Labor Day-Oct 24: 7:30a-11:30p M-Su, Jun 20-Labor Day: 7:30a-midnight M-Su
Saving tired legs since 1879, the Québec Funicular is still the best way to get from Château Frontenac to Quartier Petit Champlain. This double-track railway cable car, built against Quebec's 210-foot cliff, offers pedestrians a quick way get between Lower and Upper Town. Whether you are going up or down, you will appreciate the splendid panoramic views of the Quartier Petit Champlain that much more while protected from the chilly winds blowing off the Saint Laurence River. Make sure to visit the Funicular gift shop housed in a colonial-style house at the foot of the cliff.