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Explore Our Regions by Ferry
  • The Rivière-du-Loup–Saint-Siméon Ferry
    Société des traversiers du Québec

Explore Our Regions by Ferry

Several ferry services and cruises are available on the St. Lawrence in the maritime regions of Québec. These crossings allow you to reach your destination quickly while offering unique perspectives on the surrounding scenery and marine wildlife.

YEAR-ROUND SERVICES

© Société des traversiers du Québec

MV Armand-Imbeau, MV Jos-Deschênes and MV Félix-Antoine-Savard
Between Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine
Duration of crossing: 10 min
Free and continuous service
No reservations possible
Main feature: At the heart of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, unique in North America

Matane–Baie-Comeau–Godbout Ferry
Duration of crossing: 2 h 20
Reservations required for drivers and groups
Main feature: Only ferry crossing the St. Lawrence year-round in Eastern Québec; saves you over 900 km (560 mi.) of driving

MV CTMA Traversier
Between Souris (Prince Edward Island) and Cap-aux-Meules (Îles de la Madeleine)
Duration of crossing: 5 h
Reservations recommended
Main feature: Main way to get to the Îles de la Madeleine archipelago; comfortable ship offering a multitude of onboard services

MV Ivan-Quinn
Between Cap-aux-Meules and Entry Island (Îles de la Madeleine)
Duration of crossing: 60 min
Reservations recommended
Main feature: Operated by CTMA, a company based on the Islands

SEASONAL SERVICES

© Rivière-du-Loup–Saint-Siméon Ferry

MV Trans-Saint-Laurent
Between Rivière-du-Loup and Saint-Siméon
April to December
Duration of crossing: 65 min
No reservations possible; boarding on a first-come first-served basis
Main feature: Crossing takes place in an exceptional marine environment; ferry also offers several entertaining onboard activities

MV Peter Fraser
Between L’Isle-Verte and Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs (Île Verte)
April to mid-November
Duration of crossing: 30 min
Reservations recommended
Main feature: First passenger and vehicle ferry in North America to be equipped with a hybrid diesel-electric power system, which reduces its environmental footprint

L’Héritage I
Between Trois-Pistoles and Les Escoumins
Late May to early October
Duration of crossing: 90 min
Reservations recommended
Main feature: An excellent opportunity to see whales! (To make the most of the experience, wear warm clothes and bring your binoculars.)

CNM Évolution
Between Rimouski and Forestville
May to September
Duration of crossing: 60 min
Reservations recommended
Main feature: The fastest ferry in the province of Québec!

© Relais Nordik

MV Bella-Desgagnés
From Rimouski to Sept-Îles, with 10 other stops ending in Blanc-Sablon (Lower North Shore)
April to January
Return trip lasts 7 days
Reservations required
Main feature: Supply ship serving the communities of Anticosti Island and the Lower North Shore

Water taxi service
Between Chevery and Harrington Harbour (Lower North Shore)
May to November
Duration of crossing: 30 min
Reservations recommended

Main feature: Will take you to the village of Harrington Harbour, which has no roads or cars. (You will need to travel on foot, by bike or in an ATV.)

ACV L'Esprit-de-Pakuashipi
Saint-Augustin River ferry (Lower North Shore)
April to December
Duration of crossing: 5 min
No reservations possible; boarding on a first-come first-served basis
Main feature: The only passenger hovercraft in Québec

© Mathieu Dupuis

MV CTMA Vacancier
Cruise between Montréal and the Îles de la Madeleine
June to September
Duration of cruise: 8 days and 7 nights
Stopovers: Îles de la Madeleine, Gaspé in Gaspésie and Québec City
Reservations required
Main feature: Operated by CTMA, a company based on the Islands. Packages and theme cruises available.

Author Tanya Paquet

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