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The Port of Quebec (French: Port de Québec) is an inland port located in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It is the oldest port in Canada, and the second largest in Quebec after the Port of Montreal.

Port of Quebec
Port de Québec
Port of Quebec logo.svg
Country  Canada
Location Quebec City, Quebec
Lévis, Quebec
Coordinates 46°49′16″N 71°12′14″W / 46.821°N 71.204°W / 46.821; -71.204Coordinates: 46°49′16″N 71°12′14″W / 46.821°N 71.204°W / 46.821; -71.204
Opened 1608 (city founded), 1858 (port authority founded)
Operated by Quebec Port Authority
Owned by Government of Canada
Size of harbor 35 km2 (14 sq mi)[1]
Land area 210 hectares (520 acres)[1]
Wharfs 30[1]
Chairman Yvon Bureau
President & CEO Ross Gaudreault
Annual cargo tonnage 24,487,770 metric revenue tons (2010)[1]
Passenger traffic 102,254 (2010)[1]
Annual revenue C$24.9 million (2010)[1]
Net income IncreaseC$1.2 million (2010)[1]
The Old Port of Quebec and its marina
Grain Elevator on the Louise Bassin.
Louise Bassin, and Old Quebec.


In the 19th century, the Port of Quebec was one of the most important in the world. It played a major role in the development of both the city and of Canada. In 1863, more than 1,600 ships went through the port, transporting almost 25,000 sailors. It was during this era that the shipbuilding industry grew considerably in Quebec City.

In the 20th century, the dredging of the Saint Lawrence River between Quebec City and Montreal moved major port activities upstream. Today cruise traffic has replaced much of the former freight traffic.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "2011 Annual Report" (PDF). Port of Quebec. Retrieved 29 December 2012.

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