Port of Québec
Water Temperature

19.7C (67.5F)

Tides

Next Tide

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Low

23:45

High

05:15


Water Temperature

19.7C (67.5F)

Tides

Next Tide

Descending

Low

23:45

High

05:15


Développement durable

The Port of Québec is committed to intelligent development in harmony with its community

Practices for intelligent development

  • Set up a dockside electrification project
  • Work with cruise lines toward a more sustainable industry
  • Encourage cruise ship passengers to discover a variety of sectors in the city to avoid overwhelming central districts
  • Ensure local employment
  • Create a positive experience for both visitors and residents by limiting the daily number of passengers received by the Port
  • Promote economic benefits for the entire region

Community-based actions :

  • Communicate directly with the community through the Je participe platform
  • Involve citizen committees
  • Develop an ambitious sustainable development action plan
  • Organize the Québec City International Cruise Forum

Electrification of Port of Québec docks

The Port of Québec has initiated the cruise ship electrification process at Docks 21, 22 and 30 to limit noise and, especially, to drastically cut fuel emissions. Connecting ships to the electrical grid can eliminate as much as 90% of combustible gas emissions while the ship is at port.

A feasibility study and talks with Hydro-Québec are underway. Price submissions for the required equipment have also been requested.

The Québec City Forum on International Cruises

The Port of Québec is organizing the Québec City International Cruise Forum. It assembles over a hundred people from the tourist and port sectors along with citizens’ groups and community members. The participants meet at conferences and workshops, and contribute to discussions by providing creative solutions on the cruise sector’s future needs in summer and winter, which will be founded on the responsible, coordinated and sustainable development of the destination.

The Port of Québec at the forefront

Since 2014, the Port opted to limit the number of daily passengers to 15,000 and to limit the number of embarkation and disembarkation operations to two at any given time.

The Port also works with cruise lines before the start of the season to optimally spread the customer base.

Also, the Port of Québec works with the special events coordination centre to handle traffic on heavy days.

The Port of Quebec is a member of organizations committed to sustainable development issues :