Promenade Samuel-De Champlain Tours
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Quebec City visitors in the mood for a scenic stroll won’t want to miss the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain. Popular with cyclists and runners, the waterfront park is a must for city goers looking to escape the busy streets for a few hours.
With manicured lawns and more than 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of picturesque St. Lawrence River waterfront, the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain is beloved by locals and tourists alike. Check out the Quai des Cageux pavilion, have a picnic, or just walk along the boardwalk. Alternatively, cruise the promenade on a bike or electric bike tour of the city, or stop by on your drive into the Quebec Old Town.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Wear a hat and sunblock, since you won’t find much shade along the promenade.
- Take your own equipment for any outdoor activities you plan to participate in.
- Bundle up if you’re there in winter—the St. Lawrence waterfront is notoriously cold and windy.
How to Get There
Located on Champlain Boulevard along the St. Lawrence River, about a 20-minute drive from Quebec’s Old City, the promenade runs from the Pierre Laporte Bridge to the Sillery Coast. Parking is ample. Start your stroll at the Quai des Cageux pavilion, located at 2795 Champlain Boulevard.
When to Get There
For the warmest weather, visit the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain during the summer months. Go on a weekday for a more calming waterfront wander—weekends tend to be more crowded with bikers and joggers.
Sea Life at the Aquarium of Quebec
Just a short walk from the promenade sits the family-friendly Aquarium of Quebec. See more than 10,000 animals, from harbor seals to polar bears; budding naturalists shouldn’t miss the animal feedings. To skip the entry line, purchase your ticket online in advance.
Address: 2795 Boulevard Champlain, Quebec City G1T 1X9, Canada
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Promenade Samuel-De Champlain
Discover our underwater world in the presence of 10,000 marine animals at Aquarium du Quebec. Regardless of the season or weather, the centrally located attraction always provides a fun and welcoming environment for friends and families of all ages. Observe and learn about fish, reptiles, amphibians,and invertebrates. You can also watch feedings and trainings for polar bears, walrus, and sea lions.
Get to know the best of Old Québec City on this guided bike tour. Enjoy a relaxing 13-mile (20-kilometer) ride along the majestic St. Lawrence River and Old Québec's bike-friendly Lower Town district, learning about its history from 1608 to the present day. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site with educational and entertaining commentary from the knowledgeable guide. See the famous castle/hotel Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the Citadelle of Quebec, and more while admiring the city’s natural beauty along the Saint Lawrence River. Bike and helmet are included.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Discover the beauty of Québec City with ease on this electric bike tour along the St. Lawrence River. Pedal or cruise up the hill to the Plains of Abraham Park. Along the way, stop to see sights like the Promenade Samuel de Champlain, the citadel of Quebec, the Notre-Dame of Quebec Cathedral, and much more. Learn about the city’s history and geography on this small-group tour limited to just 10 cyclists age 18 and over.
Take a ride through historic Quebec City with a friend, seeing the sights and enjoying a relaxing day with a guide. Cycle by the Citadel, beside the river on the Promenade Samuel de Champlain, over the Quebec Bridge, and along the south shore before taking a scenic ferry ride back to the starting point.
This amazing 3-hour bike tour is a blueprint for travellers who want a genuine experience of Quebec City. Ride inside the prestigious fortified walls of Old Quebec. Cycle through historical points of interest dating back to the early 17th century. Discover hidden treasures; the Old Seminary and Cathedral-Basilica of Notre Dame de Quebec. Venture outside the only remaining city walls north of Mexico. Arrive in front of the imposing Parliament Building and from there; enter the impressive National Battlefields Park, known as ‘The Plains of Abraham’’ a rich heritage and enchanting garden park. Enjoy pedaling in tree-lined covered streets of Montcalm most vibrant neighborhood, see how the locals live. Descend the famous Secret Passage to join the path along the majestic Saint Lawrence River.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Promenade Samuel-De Champlain?
The best ways to experience Promenade Samuel-De Champlain are:
- Aquarium du Quebec: A Playground Overflowing with Life!
- Quebec City Bike Tour Along Saint Lawrence River
- Electric Bike Tour of Quebec City
- The Big Loop of Quebec City
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