By plane

Québec has three major international airports:

Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau in Montréal

Jean-Lesage in Québec City

Mont-Tremblant (Laurentians)

Montréal-Trudeau Airport is connected by the 747 shuttle in downtown Montréal. A shuttle also goes to the Via Rail train station in Dorval. There are also regional shuttles to Trois-Rivières, Drummondville, Sainte-Foy and Québec City; Ottawa and Gatineau (transfer via Ottawa); several cities in the Montérégie and Eastern Townships using Aéronavette; and Mont‑Tremblant.

Jean-Lesage Airport in Québec City is connected to downtown Québec City by the Parcours 80 shuttle.

If your destination is in the Outaouais, you can arrive at the Ottawa International Airport in Ontario and take a bus from OC Transpo to Gatineau.

To find out which airlines fly to Québec and where, consult the Web sites of the following airports:

Montréal-Trudeau: airlines and destinations accessible by direct flight

Québec City: airlines and destinations accessible by direct flight

Mont-Tremblant: airlines

Customer service for major Canadian, US and foreign airlines serving Canada: Transport Canada.

By boat

If you plan to arrive by boat in Québec, you will not be the first: until the 20th century, explorers, settlers and newcomers crossed the Atlantic Ocean in this way. Fortunately, it's much shorter and safer than before!

During sailing season, some 2,000 pleasure craft of every kind use the St. Lawrence Seaway. These vessels must measure at least 6 m (20 ft.) in length and weigh more than 900 kg (1,984 lbs.). Docks and berthing areas are reserved for their use.

International cruises

Québec, Montréal and Saguenay are favourite stopovers for the major cruise lines that sail the St. Lawrence from May through November. Nine ports of call in Québec welcome passengers who set off from Southampton or Dover to discover the mighty river.

Useful links

Recreational boating – Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System

Cruise the Saint Lawrence

Nautisme Québec—Marinas and boating regions

Requirements for Foreign Recreational Boaters in Canadian Waters – Transport Canada

Arriving in Canada in a pleasure craft—Canada Border Services Agency

Lake Champlain; Bay Marina—Canada Border Services Agency

Importation of vessels—Canada Border Services Agency

Plan your getaway

Good to know before leaving

Useful information about customs, visas, rules and currency to help you plan your getaway.


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Where to sleep

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