Kebek : Water & Ice

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Majestic, even where it is the narrowest, in Kebek, the St. Lawrence River has a rich history to unveil. From Lévis' riverbank, discover this emblematic place of passage, a thousand-year-old trade route and a strategic and coveted gateway.

The St. Lawrence, a major economic axis in North America, has seen successive empires, industries and means of transport. Imperturbable, the River still saw its wildlife decline. From Quai Paquet to Anse Tibbits in Lévis, the shores of the St. Lawrence with Quebec City in the background will be the scenery of this guided tour of Kebek, where the river is narrow. You will discover how the seasons and the tides rhythm life and have influenced the course of history. Let’s take the time to imagine the eels, the logs (pitounes) and the railroad in the summer; the ice bridge, the icebreakers and the ice canoes in the winter. Let’s immerse ourselves for a moment in the environment of famous people such as Elizabeth and Allison Davie, Captain Bernier or humble workers, railroad workers, cageux and boaters.


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Meeting location

Lévis Ferry Terminal, 6001 Laurier St., Lévis (QC, Canada).

How to get there ?

On the side of Lévis Ferry Terminal, outside of the building, there’s a statue representing 2 giant red and grey magnets. The meeting location is this statue.


Illustrations

Keywords
Allison Davie (1796-1836), Anse Tibbits, Cageux, Elizabeth Johnson Davie (1806-1860), Ice bridge, Ice canoe, Joseph-Elzéar Bernier (1852-1934), Kebek, Quai Paquet, Quebec Bridge, St. Lawrence river
Languages available
The Classic Tour “Kebek : Water & Ice” is usually provided in the following languages: French (français), English. Private Tours are available in these languages and more. Please contact us if you would like a Private Tour, especially if you speak a language which isn’t mentioned here.
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