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July 24, 2017
New at Québec this summer
Cruise ship passengers stopping in at Québec this summer will be particularly pleased to learn of the inauguration of a portside park known as Place des Canotiers. This new green space located adjacent to Québec’s Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal offers magnificent vistas of the city and environs. Cruise ship passengers are especially well poised to take advantage of this public space open visitors and locals alike.
The square is part of the vast Dalhousie Street redevelopment project the object of which is to enable residents and tourists to reappropriate the shores of the Saint Lawrence. More than ever before, Old Québec and the riverfront are being harmoniously melded to the immense satisfaction of visitors, tourists, passersby and city strollers seeking a blend of beauty and tranquillity.
In addition to providing a peaceful green space, the portside park, managed by the Provincial Capital Commission, includes a multilevel carpark and services pavilion.
Visitors are invited to partake of the leisure areas against a backdrop of 19th century style wooden wharfs and textured footpath intended to mirror the rippling waters of the river. The studied mix of fountains, green roof, garden, trees and shrubs provide for an all new haven of peace next to the terminal.
Inauguration of the new square took place in early June as passengers aboard the Maasdam looked on in delight. They were among the first to enjoy the new installations designed to enhance the beauty of Québec’s portside area.