Levis-Quebec city ferry crossing, experience a romantic, unique and scenic road trip idea

Lomer Gouin passenger ferry in winter

Lomer Gouin passenger car ferry crossing to Levi

Quebec, Canada
Latitude: 46.8124, Longtitude: -71.1916
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Levis to Quebec city ferry crossing is a great way to reach Quebec city and arrive right into the heart of its historic old town. Ferry operates year round and in winter time this road trip idea is truly unique as it allows you to experience challenging conditions of St. Lawrence river covered with flowing ice.

Levis-Quebec city ferry crossing in winter time is a scenic road trip idea that will allow you to take great travel images of beautiful old town and St. Lawrence river. The ferry crosses the river every 30 minutes and the fee is about $11 for a car with two passengers. This is a nice break from highway driving and a great and romantic way to reach downtown.

Main mast of the ferry flying Quebec flag
Main mast of the ferry flying Quebec flag

FPImages shares 22 travel images of Levis-Quebec city ferry crossing and encourages travelers to try this unique travel experience.  Winters in Quebec are very cold, so if you plan being on the deck during crossing plan to bundle up to withstand temperatures of around -20C with wind. Ferry offers warm interior space with cafeteria, vending machines and washrooms for those that wish to stay warm.

Warm interior space of Levi-Quebec city ferry
Interior space of Levi-Quebec city ferry

Levis Quebec city ferry is a Ro-Ro type of vessel that is about 60 meters long and 22 meters wide. Ships were built in the 1970-s but are well maintained according to Transport Canada regulations. Ship capacity is 55 cars and 700 passengers. The ship speed is about 12.5 knots.  Total crossing time is about 15-20 minutes.

cars parked on open car deck of the ferry
Open car deck of the vessel

Quebec city is a must see destination especially in winter in Canada. Quebec winter carnival in early February draws many visitors. People come to the famous winter fair, ice palace, parades and go for romantic walks in picturesque old town. Taking Levis-Quebec city ferry will add to these experiences and must be included in a list of road trip ideas.

Model of a ferry
Model of a ferry
View from Levis at Quebec and St Lawrence river covered with ice
View from Levis at Quebec and St Lawrence river covered with ice
Ferry leaving Levis docking
Ferry leaving Levis docking
Chateau Frontenac dominates Quebec city cityscape
Chateau Frontenac dominates Quebec city cityscape
Top observation deck of the vessel
Top observation deck of the vessel
Bow of the ferry docked at Levis
Bow of the ferry docked at Levis
Famous Quebec hotel - Chateau Frontenac
Famous Quebec hotel – Chateau Frontenac
Quebec city skyline, winter cityscape
Quebec city skyline, winter cityscape

 

Quebec city winter urban landscape
Quebec city winter urban landscape

 

Old Quebec funicular railway and old town
Old Quebec funicular railway and old town
Scenic old Quebec urban landscape, winter picture
Scenic old Quebec winter cityscape
Ferry crossing personnel waiting for the ferry docking
Ferry crossing personnel waiting for the ferry docking
St. Lawrence river heavy ice
St. Lawrence river heavy ice
Open car deck of the ferry
Open car deck of the ferry
Old Quebec city seminary - The Camille-Roy Building of the Séminaire de Québec
Old Quebec city seminary – The Camille-Roy Building of the Séminaire de Québec
Observation towers at Levis side of the river
Observation towers at Levis side of the river
Scenic winter picture of St. Lawrence seaway and Quebec city skyline
Scenic winter picture of St. Lawrence seaway and Quebec city skyline

 

 

  10.01.2016 by FPImages

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