Quebec City is sometimes called "Gibraltar of North America". It is carved into the 350-ft cliff of Cape Diamond, located at the confluence of Saint Charles and Saint Lawrence rivers in the southern part of Quebec province. Quebec City is a stronghold of French culture. Despite two centuries of English rule, it remains fiercely French today. From atop city's surrounding walls (it's the only walled city north of Mexico on the continent), with massive ramparts which are dominated by the Citadel, a big fortress, one can look out at the green-roofed towers of legendary Chateau Frontenac.
Remember to visit Dufferin Terrace, a promenade in Haute-Ville overlooking the river, Ursuline convent (1641), Church of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires (1688), Church of Notre-Dame-de-Quebec (1650), Anglican cathedral (1793), National Battlefields Park, which encompasses the Plains of Abraham (site of the 1759 battle defeating the French and placing in the hands of the English control of Canada), and Parliament Buildings (late 19th century). Quebec is also the site of excellent theatres and museums. Nearby you can see St.Anne de Beaupre Church, beautiful basilica that is one of the greatest pilgrimage sites in North America, the spectacular Montmorency Falls and lush Orleans Island.
Originally the Huron village of Stadacona, the first successful European settlement was founded in 1608. In 1629 Quebec was captured by the English, but it was restored to France 3 years later. English expeditions attempted with no success to capture the city in 1690 and 1711. During the French and Indian War, in 1759 the settlement was captured by the British, led by Gen. James Wolfe. Under the Treaty of Paris it was formally ceded by France to Great Britain in 1763.
Highlights: Walled City, Citadel, Château Frontenac, Churches
Quebec City cruise terminal
Port Quebec City's cruise ship terminal is named Ross Gaudreault.
Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal
In April 2015 started the construction works by the cruise terminals overhaul project, estimated at nearly USD 90 million. It will result in expanded and redesigned terminal building, as well as installing a new mobile terminal (at wharf 30).
The project will double the terminal's passenger capacity and will improve the cruise port's berthing capacity by allowing bigger-sized vessels. A second terminal will be also built.
The cruise port's improved infrastructures will allow handling around 400,000 passengers annually. The port's logistic services will be also upgraded.
The Quebec City cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Quebec City, Canada.
If you lose the Quebec City location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Quebec City cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Quebec City, Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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4 May, 2017
7 May, 2017
26 May, 2017
28 May, 2017
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