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TO EXPLORE Explore the bounty and savage beauty of nature — the marvels of man-made monuments and the intricacies of long-established crafts. Explore culinary delights and comforting cuisine — the nightlife of multicultural cities — the history of warm peoples living together in harmony. Explore the boundaries of the possible ... in summer and autumn. EXPLORE TO LIVE. And LIVE TO EXPLORE. Cruise the Saint Lawrence.


PORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES - 1 berth available for cruise ships - Complete range of port services - Located at walking distance from Old District

MAIN FACTS - Second-largest French-speaking city in the world - Most bilingual city in North America - North American enthusiasm and European charm - Dynamic cultural scene, diverse architecture where past and present come together - Rich gastronomy, 106 festivals/year for all tastes, where limitless creativity is expressed - Great pre- and post-cruise destination - Cosmopolitan city, colourful neighbourhoods, animated streets, markets and patios - Premier destination in Canada for religious tourism, including Saint Joseph’s Oratory; Casino de Montréal; Notre-Dame Basilica; Olympic Tower; Cirque du Soleil; museums of archaeology, history, modern art, fine art...

MAIN FACTS - The second oldest French-speaking city in North America - More than 20 annual national and international events - First major city in Québec to be designated Cultural Capital of Canada, in 2009 - Ville-boutique with shopping, nightlife, inns, restaurants and friendly cafés within walking distance of the port - Downtown core internationally recognized for quality and originality - Embracing its 375-year history, the city takes pride in its classified historic district, where museums, art galleries and a heritage trail reflect its rich history - Unique cultural and historic attractions, such as Borealis Centre (history of the pulp and paper industry), Old Prison, Québec Museum of Folk Culture, Mauricie National Park, Sugar Shack, Cité de l’énergie and religious sites

UNPARALLELED SAGUENAY UNPARALLELED

QUÉBEC QUÉBEC TIMELESS PORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES - Port of embarkation - 3 dedicated berths, 3 alternative berths - Major Saint Lawrence cruise port - Smooth and efficient operations in state-of-the-art cruise terminal - Airport is just 20 minutes from the cruise terminal - Cruise terminal is at walking distance from Petit Champlain district and Old Québec

TROIS-RIVIÈRES

PIONEERING IRRESISTIBLE

MONTRÉAL

SAGUENAY

PORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES - Port of embarkation - Up to 5 cruise ships at the same time - Cruise terminal is at walking distance from Old Montreal - Québec’s top international-airlift capacity at Montréal Airport: 20 minutes from cruise terminal - “Best Turnaround Port Operations” and “Best Turnaround Destination” from Cruise Insight magazine for the fourth consecutive year

MAIN FACTS - Cruise ships dock at the foot of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site - One of the top-20 world destinations by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure readership - European flair in North America in a quaint and safe environment: the province’s capital - Close to natural attractions, such as Montmorency Falls, Île d’Orléans, Wendake, Jacques Cartier River - Close to architectural wonders, such as Sainte-Anne Basilica, Château Frontenac, many museums - Host to many world-renowned festivals and events - Consistently obtains the highest passengersatisfaction rate among all cruise lines - The highlight of any Canada-New England cruise itinerary

PORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES - New wharf dedicated to international cruise ships (nearly 300 yards (274.32 m) of mooring piles) - Cruise pavilion offering a complete variety of services - A “port village” is being erected alongside the cruise pavilion with new boutiques, cafés and sidewalks MAIN FACTS - A City | A Fjord | an impressive natural environment and bustling city life - The Saguenay Fjord, a glacial valley unique in North America, about 80 mi. (128.75 km) long, with rock cliffs towering to over 380 yards (347.47 m) – nearly 4 football fields high - The legendarily warm welcome takes place on the pier when a ship docks - Fjord Museum and Aquarium, Saguenay Fjord National Park, many museums - La Fabuleuse show: 200 volunteers recreate the founding of the Saguenay Area and the history of the New-France village - Winner of the “Best Port Welcome” award from Cruise Insight magazine

BAIE-COMEAU

COLOSSAL

TROIS-RIVIÈRES PIONEERING

TIMELESS

MONTRÉAL IRRESISTIBLE


BREATHTAKING BAIE-COMEAU COLOSSAL

SEPT-ÎLES UNIQUE

PORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES - 3 berths available for international cruise ships - Comprehensive range of port services - Cruise pavilion offering a complete variety of services: tourist information, local artists, arts and crafts, souvenir gift shop, free WiFi... - A 20-minute walk from downtown

PORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES - New international-cruise-ship wharf inaugurated in 2010 - Complete range of services - Deep-sea port in a bay protected by a natural barrier MAIN FACTS - Offers a unique experience where two nations meet the past and the present - Immerse yourself in the traditional culture of the Innu in an authentic Innu Camp along the acclaimed Moisie River - Explore the Sept-Îles Archipelago and our stunningly beautiful wide open spaces - Discover the entrepreneurial side of Sept-Îles, the largest iron ore producer in Canada, with North America’s 2nd largest aluminum plant - Enjoy our culture and local delicacies with a tour of our regional museum, Old Trading Post and Shaputuan Museum

SEPT-ÎLES

MAIN FACTS - Québec’s northernmost port of call, nestled at the mouth of the gulf of Saint Lawrence - Located in a region featuring 225 mi. (362 km) of shoreline, and many picturesque villages - Innu communities, religious heritage sites, an impressive hydroelectric dam under construction, and a marine-mammal research site - Nature and history adventures and activities of every kind - Surrounded by the Mingan Archipelago National Park of Canada, a chain of 30 limestone islands and 1000 granitic islets, with the largest concentration of erosion monoliths in Canada - Anticosti National Park, with over 120,000 deer, and abundant wildlife

UNIQUE

HAVRE-SAINT-PIERRE

INSPIRING

MAIN FACTS - The region’s landscape shaped by glacial retreats and extraordinary and unusual natural phenomena such as a meteorite, causing the immense Manicouagan crater - Hydroelectric engineering masterpieces, such as the gigantic Manic-2 and Manic-5 dams - The Manic-5 reservoir is so big, it would be the 2nd largest lake in the contiguous US - The Garden of the Glaciers: Over 27 mi. (43 km) of walking trails; Multimedia centre: showcasing landscape changes from glaciers; Seashell Valley: the world’s highest and most concentrated seashell deposit - Ancient lumber-camp recreation: Franquelin village; Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park

PORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES - Wharf dedicated to international cruise ships - A complete variety of services, including tourist information, coffee shop, terraces, free WiFi adjoining the dock - Place des Artisans: local artists, arts and crafts, souvenir gift shop right next to dock - Maison de la culture Roland-Jomphe: old general store with the feel of a museum, where visitors can relive the history of Havre-Saint-Pierre, right next to dock

ÎLES DE LA MADELEINE

INTIMATE

GASPÉSIE

HAVRE-SAINT-PIERRE INSPIRING

GASPÉSIE BREATHTAKING

ÎLES DE LA MADELEINE INTIMATE

PORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES - Anchorage – Gaspé Bay (alternative berths available) - Secure wharf and gangway lead directly to the cruise pavilion - New cruise pavilion and Intermodal Station with a complete variety of services, just 1 mile (1.6 km) from downtown Gaspé

PORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES - Complete range of services - Cruise-ship wharf completed in spring 2013 - Cruise pavilion offering an inclusive variety of services

MAIN FACTS - New Tourist Train l’Amiral: 60 mi. (96.5 km) breathtaking seaside train ride - Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock National Park: home to the world’s largest colony of Northern gannets, and of the world-famous Percé Rock - Forillon National Park: stunning landscape, lush arboreal forests, 350-million-year-old glacier-burnished mountains, and captivating early 20th-century history - Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse: tallest lighthouse in Canada - Cradle of Canada: birthplace of Canada’s French culture in 1534, when Jacques Cartier took possession of the land in the name of the King of France - Regional delicacies – lobster, snow crab, northern shrimp and fresh fish – are highly prized by gourmets the world over - The Bay of Gaspé is one of the world’s most spectacular whale-watching destinations, with 7 species - One of the top 50 “must-see” places in the world, according to National Geographic magazine - Three fabulous, crystal-clear worldfamous salmon rivers

MAIN FACTS - Located in the geographical centre of the gulf of Saint Lawrence - This natural archipelago is made up of about a dozen islands, six of which are linked by sand dunes - The island’s main land forms are red cliffs, rolling hills and over 180 mi. (289.6 km) of honey-coloured sand - Brightly coloured fishermen’s houses make the islands a vibrant, quaint and welcoming landscape - La Grave Historical Site, le Musée de la Mer, le Site d’Autrefois - Many museums and craft workshops: smoked herring, sand, cheese, glass, Mi-Carême - Visitors will be charmed by the Islanders: the Madelinots are a rich and truly distinctive blend of Acadian, French and Scottish cultures and history - Fresh, tasty local fish and seafood (lobster, crab, mussels, clams, scallops...) - Great variety of local prepared foods, including: cheese, smoked products (herring, scallops, salmon) local beers and indigenous alcoholic drinks, boar, veal, sausages and meats


Cruise the Saint Lawrence comprises partners involved in the development and promotion of the nine ports-of-call along the Saint Lawrence River in Québec, Canada: Montréal, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Saguenay, Baie-Comeau, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Sept-Îles, Gaspésie and Îles de la Madeleine. The mission of the organization is to define and coordinate development as well as port-of-call attributes, in order to increase awareness among cruise companies of the unique offer and exceptional destinations along the Saint Lawrence River.

Contact René Trépanier, Executive Director rene@cruisesaintlawrence.com 418 725-0135 WWW.CRUISESAINTLAWRENCE.COM


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