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Coast Guard Icebreaker & Chateau Frontenac - Quebec

Coast Guard Icebreaker & Chateau Frontenac

A Ferry Ride Across the St. Lawrence River Quebec-Levis Ferry Review

Hey, one of the great things about VT is that you get all these very useful tips from other travellers! Well, I decided to make use of one of the ones that I had read. During the last stages of the afternoon of my arrival in the city, I walked down into Old Quebec where I was able to board one of the ferries that will take you across the river to Levis. The cost for a round-trip ticket is only C$5 (US$3.80) and it gives you a chance to get out on the water to view the boating activity as well as get a different perspective on Quebec City. I never even got off the ferry, and the entire trip took less than an hour. As we were returning to the departure point, I took this shot of the venerable old Chateau Frontenac perched on the cliffs above the old town. In the foreground, is a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, one of many that is used to keep the St. Lawrence River open to ships travelling to Quebec City and Montreal during the winter months. The entire river and the Gulf of St. Lawrence normally freeze over right out to the Cabot Strait, where Nova Scotia and Newfoundland nearly meet each other!


Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 21, 2004
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It is only a 600 km (360 mile)... - Quebec
It is only a 600 km (360 mile)...

It is only a 600 km (360 mile) drive from Fredericton to downtown Quebec City so we rented a van and took off. We were there in 6 hours exactly.
Walking will take care of the main tourist area. The tour guide also recommended taking the ferry across to Levis for about $5 and just stay onboard to come on back to the Quebec City side. It gives you a great view of the Old city and a chance for photos from a different angle. While walking around the Petit Champlain area of the Lower city, we came across another of those frescos they like to use to cover the side of any building that has been exposed by removal of an adjoining structure (see photo)


Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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