Region: Quebec – Boating License
The majestic St. Lawrence River extends across all Quebec as it connects the territory to both the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Along this great course, the river borders Quebec's numerous cities, villages, ports and marinas, which provide boaters some truly unique opportunities. It also offers stunning views and environments that are unlike anywhere else in the world. In addition to pleasure boating, one of Quebec's most popular water-based activities is the seasonal ferries. These ferries draw large crowds from all around, and the ferries travel all along the St. Lawrence, as well as the Outaouais, Richelieu and Saguenay rivers, all the way to Prince Edward Island.
Beyond the river, Quebec offers many diverse cruising opportunities, including freshwater seas and inland waterways. One of the most popular destinations is the Port of Quebec City. Here you will find all manner of pleasure boating, including cruises, yachts, power boating, jet skis, sailing and a great range of charter companies. Unlike so many other popular boating areas, the people of Quebec do not shy away from the cold; it is an excellent aspect of their cultural personality. So although Quebec is most popular for boaters during the summer, you will discover some truly amazing winter boating experience as well. The Winter Carnival is a particularly great time where you can experience unique boating as well as ice-based events, such as canoes on an iced-over St. Lawrence River.