Your cruise starts or ends in Quebec City? The Best Western PLUS Downtown Quebec is located less than 2 km, or 25 minutes’ walk from the Quebec City cruise terminal. We are also easily accessible via taxi or public transportation within 10 minutes, depending on the ridership.
Are you coming to Quebec City only for a day? Come dine at Bistro Le 330 or simply relax at the Cafe In Coffee Shop, both located inside the Best Western PLUS Downtown Quebec.
Quebec City’s Port
The Quebec City’s Port is the oldest port in Canada. In the nineteenth century, it was one of the largest port in the world and has played a crucial role in the development of the city and the country. It is also at this time that shipbuilding has grown considerably in Quebec City. Although it is the oldest, the Port of Quebec is the fifth largest in Canada and the last deepwater port of St. Lawrence.
The main activities of the Port of Quebec are international cruises, local cruises, transport of goods, the Quebec-Levis ferry and the yachting marina.
Cruise Terminal (Pointe-à-Carcy and Espace Dalhousie)
The cruise terminal at Pointe-à-Carcy ensures the reception of cruise ships and their passengers in cooperation with Espace Dalhousie. Operating since 2002, the cruise terminal allows ships of all sizes that port of call, departing or starting a cruise from Quebec City. Three platforms are specifically dedicated to this type of vessel in Pointe-à-Carcy; docks 19, 21 and 22. For comfort and efficiency, the cruise terminal has a gateway connected to the automated terminal. However, if several cruise ships are scheduled at the same time, other platforms can be used, including those of the Canadian Coast Guard nearby. Once landed, passengers will proceed to the Espace Dalhousie services, the division of the APQ responsible for leasing space inside the terminal for events.
Cruise terminal ground address: 84, rue Dalhousie, Québec (Québec) G1K 8M5
Cruise terminal postal address: 150, Dalhousie, C.P. 80, Succ. Haute-Ville, Québec (Québec) G1R 4M8
A luggage storage service is available for passengers ending their cruise to Quebec. It is open from 7am to 5pm at the cruise terminal and is valid for the day of disembarkation for only $4.00 CAD per bag.
A : Best Western PLUS Downtown Quebec
B : Port of Quebec / Cruise Terminal
Several buses are serving the greater Quebec City area.
Exact fare: 3.25$
1 day pass: 7.50$
Information on RTC services: 418 627-2511
Several taxi companies are serving Quebec City. Although it is always preferable to pay cash, It is possible to pay by credit card for most of them.
Taxi Coop: 418-525-5191
Quebec Taxi : 418-522-2001
The cost of a taxi to downtown Quebec City is $ 34.25CAD.
It is also possible to rent a car: Avis / Budget / Enterprise / Hertz / National-Alamo
The Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB) offers direct daily flights from and to Toronto, Newark, New York, Chicago and Detroit. The airport is located 20 minutes’ drive from Quebec Cruise Terminal.
YQB: 505 rue Principale, Quebec City, QC G2G 0J4 / 418-640-3300
From east to west, Via Rail Canada trains stops to Quebec City at the Gare du Palais, located less than 10 minutes’ walk from the cruise terminal of Quebec. From New England, you can also board the Amtrak Adirondack trains to Montreal and then, to Quebec in 3 hours with Via Rail trains.
Via Rail: 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842-7245)
Gare du Palais Station: 450 rue de la Gare du Palais, Quebec, QCG1K 3X2, Canada / 418 525-3000
Horizon 2017 (Tall Ships)
It’s now official: a little over 30 years after Quebec 84, Quebec City will once again host the Tall Ships Festival in the summer of 2017, on the occasion on the 150th anniversary of the Confederation.
The official signing of the agreement by the Mayor Régis Labeaume and the President of the Sail Training International, Doug Prothero took place aboard the Kruzenshtern, the second largest yacht in the world. The fleet will stop in various Cities between June 29th and August 20th 2017. Forty ships of classes A, B, C and D from the four corners of the world will be stopping along the St. Lawrence River and the Maritimes to finally dock at the Port of Quebec and allow the general public to visit these beautiful boats. The regatta of tall ships will stop in Quebec City from July 18th to the 23rd 2017. It will form between 1000 other Canadian sailors, many of whom come from Quebec. They will have to cross between Quebec and France aboard sailboats. Will you go too?
Future development of the Port of Quebec
Since a few years ago, the administration of the Port of Quebec is planning to improve the Quebec City port’s infrastructure and is exploring various potential uses for this unique and exceptional site in Quebec City. The vision proposed by the Port of Quebec offers among others the creation of quality public spaces as an urban beach, playgrounds for the holding of outdoor activities, halls where local products will be sold to serve the local market, the promotion of public art, a museum for children with playing and discovering areas as well as residential, business and workplace areas.
Quebec City is a prime destination and the Port of Quebec has experienced tremendous growth of the cruise industry in recent years. Since 2000, the number of visitors increased from 55 000 to 180 000 in 2002, the number of cruise passengers increased by 429% from 34,000 to 180,000 passengers in 2014. The current cruise infrastructure is used at its full capacity and a share increasingly important cruise lines must transit via permanent installations.
The 89.5$ million includes the redevelopment and expansion of the Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal and the installation of a mobile terminal at dock 30 located in the Estuary sector to double the capacity of Terminal Ross Gaudreault, improve the capacity of welcoming larger cruise ships, improve the customer experience with a second terminal meeting international standards of hospitality, to better meet the logistical needs of ships for operations embarkation/disembarkation and finally to increase infrastructure capacity to accommodate 400,000 passengers by 2025.