To see Québec in a whole new light, cruise along the main waterway—the St. Lawrence River, which stretches over 1,100 km (680 mi.) from east to west across Québec—or along some of the province's most picturesque lakes and rivers. Enjoy a front-row seat for observing marine mammals, birds and island plant life, and discover the magnificent natural and urban landscapes of Québec.
- The St. Lawrence and its Gulf
- National parks
- The ports of Montréal, Québec City and Trois-Rivières
Over 75 businesses and 200 cruises of all kinds on some 15 lakes and water bodies. Choose the length and formula that suits you: dinner or theme cruises, nature watching, fireworks evenings or packages that include accommodations. There are a variety of craft as well: from canoes to amphibious buses and inflatables to passenger ships.
The CTMA Vacancier links Montréal to the Îles-de-la-Madeleine. The return trip takes seven days and includes stops in Québec City, Havre-Saint-Pierre on the Côte-Nord (depending on the cruise chosen) and Chandler in the Gaspésie. The Relais Nordik , a supply ship equipped with a few cabins, steams from Rimouski to Sept-Îles, Anticosti, Havre-Saint-Pierre and the Basse-Côte-Nord, taking you to places inaccessible by road.
The Société des traversiers du Québec offers many crossings on the St. Lawrence and to certain islands, including Île aux Grues (Chaudière-Appalaches) and Île aux Coudres (Charlevoix). Picturesque and relaxing trips are in store!