Société des traversiers du Québec

Société des traversiers du Québec
Did you know about it ?
  • The Québec-Lévis ferry is part of the Route Verte and links two magnificent bike paths: the Corridor du Littoral on the north Shore (Québec) and the Parcours des Anses on the south shore (Lévis).
  • The Québec terminal was modernized in the summer of 2007. It is all set to welcome the great number of visitors to Québec's 400th anniversary.
  • On the St. Lawrence River, priority is given to ships that follow the channel direction. This explains why the Québec-Lévis ferries have to wait when cruising ships or cargos sail up or down the River.
  • In the bassin Louise, Québec, the Société has a naval repair shop that gives the STQ certain autonomy in doing minor works, such as the repair and maintenance of its ferries.



Treat yourself to a pleasant round-trip ferry ride on board the MV Alphonse-Desjardins or the MV Lomer-Gouin during your next visit to the Capitale. The whole year, you can admire the magnificent view of Québec from the ships.Your photos of the Château Frontenac will never to be forgotten. Located at the heart of Old Québec, within a stone's throw of the quartier Petit-Champlain and place Royale, the ferry offers you a few minutes of peace and quiet between your visits of the city's attractions.  Group discount available.

Time : 10 minutes
Distance : 1 km



  • Vending machines
  • Exhibition :
    In the passengers' lounge, an exhibition tells the history of the Québec-Lévis ferry, from its very beginning until today (sculpture, model, photos, objects).
  • Photos :
    On the top deck, large photos representing both shores, during the day and night, allow you to identify the main buildings of Québec and Lévis that you can observe from the ferry.

Services for cyclists / On the vehicles' deck:

  • More than 100 bicycle racks.
  • Vending machine for beverages.
  • Air compressor.

Additional Information

Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice.

Fares are tax-free

Additional crossings may be added to the schedule. Consult section important notice and news.

Transport of dangerous goods

Any vehicle with a fuel leak will be refused boarding. All fuel tanks must be approved and compliant with standards. Valves on propane or other fuel cylinders must be tightly closed for the crossing.

Maximum permitted per motor vehicle:
  • One 25 liter container of fuel
  • Two 30 pound cylinders of propane gas

Maximum permitted per trailer:
  • Two 25 liter containers of fuel per trailer towing at least one recreational motor vehicle (boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle)

Maximum permitted per commercial vehicle:
  • One 55 pound cylinder of propane gas

Recommendations for a pleasant and safe trip

  • Our ferries are designed to accommodate people with disabilities. Please advise our attendants as soon as you arrive at the crossing so that they may assign you a place that will enable you to enjoy our onboard services.
  • Passengers traveling with pets must keep them on a leash or in a cage.
  • Please keep the stairways clear during docking.

Motorists & truck drivers
  • On boarding, wait for the green light or attendant's instructions.
  • Drive slowly when boarding the ferry.
  • Always park in the space you are assigned.
  • Do not move your vehicle once it is parked, and remember to engage the emergency brake.
  • To improve onboard air quality and respect the environment, please turn off your engine. On landing, please start your engine at the very last minute.
  • Leave no articles in plain sight, and lock your doors.
  • Use caution when opening your doors and walking between vehicles.
  • On landing, wait for directions before driving onto the ramp.

  • Please keep your vehicle parked during docking.
  • Please walk your bike on the boarding ramps.


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Administration-Gare de Québec
10, rue des Traversiers
Québec (Québec) G1K 8L8
Phone :418 643-8420
Fax :418 643-5178

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Gare de Lévis
5995, rue Saint-Laurent
Lévis (Québec) G6V 3P5

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