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The Rivière-du-Loup–Saint-Siméon Ferry: Across the St. Lawrence in 1 Hour!
  • Traverse Rivière-du-Loup
    Société des traversiers du Québec

The Rivière-du-Loup–Saint-Siméon Ferry: Across the St. Lawrence in 1 Hour!

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.

Practical information

Where to board

In Rivière-du-Loup
199, rue Hayward
(200 km / 125 mi. east of Québec City, via Highway 20 and Route 132)

In Saint-Siméon
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.

New facilities

MV Trans-Saint-Laurent
© 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.

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Author Anne-Josée Pineau

Born in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Anne-Josée Pineau loves this region and is delighted to introduce others to it. Never far from the sea, she’s fascinated by lighthouses and could live on seafood alone! On this blog, she likes to write about our regions’ unusual attractions, make your mouth water by describing local delicacies, and pique your interest by revealing some of the hidden beauty found in Québec by the Sea. In other words, she wants to provide you with lots of ideas for an unforgettable vacation!

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