The Port of Quebec

The port of Quebec is popular for its cruise terminals as well as the other activities it has to offer. From biking trails, green spaces, parks and many other great activities, you will thoroughly enjoy discovering this part of the city.

A beautiful site to see, especially overlooking the Terrace Dufferin just in front of the Chateau Frontenac! Cruise season in Québec City is really spectacular with all the magnificient ships docked in the port just next to the oldest walled city in North America. The Terrasse Pierre-Dugua-de-Mons which is situated in the Bastion-de-la-Reine park offers an absolutely lovely view of the city, and probably the best view of the ships during cruise season.

Guided Tours of Québec City by Ship

Why not plan an afternoon or evening on the Saint Lawerence River, feeling the cool breeze in the summer air on board le Louis-Jolliet. The guided tour of the river, as you see the view from the water of the Old City, the Isle d’Orleans and Montmorency Falls. You will see a nice overview of the region, which will certainly tempt you to venture on your own to those fabulous sites and discover them further. This tour is a perfect combination of nature and culture. During this tour you will discover the history of Québec city and its surroundings. The cruise starts at Cap Diamant and will end near the beautiful Montmorency Falls.

If you are a photography buff, we certainly recommend a late night ferry ride across the river to the town of Levis. The views of Old Quebec by night are nothing short of breathtaking. Definitely worth a toast while crossing the river!

Activities in the Port of Québec


  • The Marché du Vieux-Port
  • Restaurants
  • Rest areas
  • Cycling path
  • Walkway over the water
  • Historical interpretation centre
  • Petanque courts
  • Mobile restaurant



Some of the ships that you can expect to see in Québec City:


You can follow this link to see all the different activities and schedules of the cruise ships arrivals and departures.