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The MV Trans-Saint-Laurent ferry will take you from Rivière-du-Loup, in Bas-Saint-Laurent, to Saint-Siméon, in Côte-Nord, in just over an hour. Accommodating up to 400 people and 100 cars, this ship offers you a comfortable trip across the St. Lawrence.
Onboard amenities include a restaurant,* lounge bar, souvenir shop and childcare service. While on the exterior deck, be sure to keep an eye out for belugas, razorbills and even seals!
The Rivière-du-Loup–Saint-Siméon ferry operates from the Thursday before Easter* to early January. Boarding is on a first-come, first-serve basis; reservations are accepted for tour bus groups only. In high season, arriving 90 minutes before departure time is recommended.
*Visit the ferry website for a complete schedule of departure dates and times.
Where to board
199, rue Hayward
(200 km / 125 mi. east of Québec City, via Highway 20 and Route 132)
116, rue du Festival
(200 km / 125 mi. east of Québec City, via Route 138)
Schedule and reservations:
Visit the website of the Rivière-du-Loup–Saint-Siméon ferry.
© Société des traversiers du Québec
The Société des traversiers du Québec inaugurated new facilities in both Rivière-du-Loup and Saint-Siméon in 2012. In Rivière-du-Loup, the new building containing the waiting area also has a new pedestrian walkway, which is 30 metres (100 feet) long and windowed on both sides. This means passengers can board the ferry directly and thus avoid being affected by inclement weather.
In Saint-Siméon, a modern hydraulic system has been installed on the vehicle ramp to facilitate the adjustment of ramp height depending on the tide.