May 28, 2018
PROMENADE SAMUEL-DE CHAMPLAIN: A MAJOR PROJECT CONTINUES
This morning, the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale Region, Sébastien Proulx, the Minister for Transport, Véronyque Tremblay, the Mayor of Québec City, Régis Labeaume, and the Chair and General Director of the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec, Marie Claire Ouellet, announced the completion and details of a proposal for Phase 3 of Promenade Samuel-De Champlain. This phase will become the main attraction of the large urban park that runs along the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec City.
The proposal includes the creation of an urban beach, a swimming basin and a reflecting pool, relocating the railway, relocating and redesigning Boulevard Champlain, demolishing and rebuilding rail gantries to ensure a clear view of the St. Lawrence and easier access, and the construction of three service buildings. Phase 3 will divide this riverside park from west to east into three thematic areas: Station de Puiseaux, Station de la Plage, and Station de la Voile.
“The Quebec government gave this gift to the capital city in honour of its 400th anniversary, and today we’re proud to announce Phase 3 of Promenade Samuel-De Champlain. The boardwalk, with its distinct look, will be extended to cover the 2.5 km between Côte de Sillery and Côte Gilmour, making Phase 3 the main attraction of Promenade Samuel-De Champlain. This is a place we can all be proud of here in Quebec City, and the completion of Phase 3 will enhance access to the St. Lawrence even more for families and citizens.”
Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale Region.
“Today, I’m delighted that this vast project is continuing to develop. Our government’s major investment will integrate Boulevard Champlain into its environment even more by continuing the progress made in phases 1 and 2 with the boardwalk, which users of all ages unanimously appreciate.”
Véronyque Tremblay, Minister for Transport
“I sincerely thank the Quebec government and Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec for making the magnificent achievement of Promenade Samuel-De Champlain even better with Phase 3. It has become a top attraction in Quebec City, inspiring us and paving the way for our future rivers plans while giving access to the St. Lawrence back to citizens.”
Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Québec
- Preliminary work will begin in the summer of 2018. Construction on the boardwalk will be started in the spring of 2019 and finished in 2021.
- An investment of $160 million will make this work possible.
- In 2017, Promenade Samuel-De Champlain welcomed 350,000 different users for a total of nearly 3.5 million visits. The level of visitor satisfaction was 100% — very satisfied (91%) or fairly satisfied (9%).
- Follow the progress of Phase 3 of Promenade Samuel-De Champlain on the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec website: capitale.gouv.qc.ca.
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Marie Deschamps Office of the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale Region 418 644-0664