OFFICIAL REOPENING OF PUBLIC SPACES AT THE PORT OF QUÉBEC TO FULLY ENJOY THE SUMMER TOURIST SEASON
Great news for Quebecers!
Québec City, July 10, 2020 - The Québec Port Authority ("QPA”) is pleased to announce the reopening of its public spaces at the Port of Québec through the application of the hygienic measures necessary to avoid a new wave.
Recreational tourism activities at the Port of Québec remain a must-see for thousands of Québec tourists each year, with several timeless attractions right next door, such as the mythical Quartier Champlain.
The Port of Québec would like to invite all Quebecers to come and enjoy its public spaces this summer by implementing recommended public health measures. Among the activities and tourist spots that are now open to the public, there is the Baie de Beauport where visitors can practice water sports in addition to attending outdoor shows at the new TD musiparc Québec, the Cour arrière du Festibière, the Café du Monde, Québec Scooters, the Café Terrace la Marina, the AML Cruises (Louis-Joliet), the Strøm Nordic Spa and the Montcalm Tennis and Squash Club. This summer, the Port of Québec is once again focusing on enjoyable access to the riverbanks via various activities: water sports, lookout points over the river, a downtown beach, well-equipped wharfs, more than 5km of bike paths from Baie de Beauport to l’Anse au Foulon, and wading pools to cool off in. However, the Musée naval de Québec will not reopen until 2021 and Excursions Maritimes Québec remains closed.
Something new and unexpected : La Dunette de la Pointe-à-Carcy
To mark the start of a long-awaited summer, in the current public health context the Port of Québec is announcing the inauguration of a new temporary space at Pointe-à-Carcy. Recently baptized through a social media contest, La Dunette de la Pointe-à-Carcy is a friendly place where you can find areas for relaxing, basketball games, bocce ball courts in addition to the water games to refresh oneself located on the tip of the sector. The name chosen for this site represents the raised part of a ship's quarterdeck, it is a place often used by crew members to rest. It is a space for the enjoyment of citizens and tourists, which adds to the entertainment offer.
To avoid a new wave
With its reopening, the Port of Québec would like to firmly reiterate to its visitors the importance of complying with public health guidelines in order to avoid a new wave of COVID-19. The health and safety of citizens and tourists remains a priority for the Port of Québec. Some necessary actions have been taken to enforce hygiene measures and physical distancing, in particular by means of putting up posters along with markers on the ground. The three basic instructions – disinfect your hands, sneeze into your elbow, and keep a distance of 2 metres – are habits that are now firmly anchored with Quebecers and reminders will be displayed all around the Port's facilities.
"We are happy and excited to be able to reopen our doors and allow visitors to enjoy a pleasant summer after a difficult last few months. We are counting on the cooperation of all our visitors to ensure that the displayed public health measures are implemented and respected. We wish you a great summer at the Port of Québec.”
Mario Girard, President and CEO, Québec Port Authority
About the Québec Port Authority
The Québec Port Authority is an independent federal agency established under the Canada Marine Act. Each year, the ships that pass through the Port are at the heart of a logistics chain that carries about $20 billion worth of goods. The Port of Québec facilitates this maritime hub, which generates and supports more than 13,000 direct and indirect jobs, according to the latest KPMG / SECOR study.
Québec Port Authority
Vice-president, Public Affairs & Civic Responsibility
Québec Port Authority