Port Buzz: Quebec City, Canada

Information for Cruise Passengers

photo by Martin Labelle

Helpful links: tourism information and social media links:

  • http://www.quebecregion.com/en
  • How to get around Quebec City for cruise visitors click here
  • Cruise review:  Quintessential Quebec by Avid Cruiser here
  • YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Quebecregion

Quebec City

Map: To view a map of the area,  click here

Cruise visitors calling on the capital city of the province of Québec in Canada, will love the historic feel of Quebec City. Built as a fortress town for New France during the 16th century, cruise visitors will find plenty of museaums, great restaurants, and attractions to keep them busy.

 

Where do cruise ships dock?

The Quebec Cruise Terminal at the Port of Quebec is a popular homeport and port-of-call for cruise ships sailing along the St Lawrence River.  The good news is that cruise visitors calling on Quebec City will disembark right in the city center, which is very convenient for sightseeing or for beginning or ending a New England/Canada cruise voyage.   Cruise ships sailing to Quebec City dock at Le Vieux Port or La Basse Ville, which is in the  Old Port area.

 

Top attractions, not to be missed

  • Take a photo of the iconic Château Frontenac
  • Walk along the boardwalk area of Dufferin Terrace alongside the Château Frontenac overlooking the St. Lawrence
  • Take a walking tour of the city: Le quartier Petit Champlain
  • Visit Place Royale, founded in 1608 this is the site of the first permanent French settlement in North America
  • Take a ride on the funicular (Funiculaire du Vieux Québec)
  • Spend some time at the Musée de la Civilisation (for some the museum of civilization is a place not to be missed). Located near the harbor area.
  • Get a sweet or savory snack at a local Crêp shop

 

Closest airport

Jean Lesage International Airport

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