You have not visited Old Québec City unless you have strolled the quarter mile of Terrasse Dufferin. This is a magnet for tourists. The wooden boardwalk was initiated after a devasting fire in 1834 destroyed the governor’s residence called Chateau St. Louis. The promenade was built in three phases between 1838 and 1879. Its namesake is Frederick Temple Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava. Lord Dufferin was governor general of Canada from 1872 until 1879. In the wintertime, this section is transformed into Les Glissades de la Terrasse, a giant toboggan slide.