Québec City, July 28, 2023 – The Port of Québec is pleased to launch the 7th edition of its historic pedestrian rally. Produced in collaboration with Quebec-based MySmartJourney, the route will once again be available in digital form. Comprising 10 interactive terminals, it is open to the general public from today onwards, and will run until October 31. The first terminal is located near the new La Cale du Port de Québec recreation and tourism site, and the route ends at the L’Oasis du Port de Québec harbour bath.

An initiative of Port employees, the historical rally aims to raise awareness of the Port’s history by inviting citizens and visitors to explore the most significant historic sites, buildings and monuments scattered across its territory. This educational activity is part of the program to promote the port’s historical heritage. The Port would like to warmly thank the Naval Museum of Quebec for its contribution to the content of the kiosks.

“The historical walking rally is a fun and educational activity that we put on every summer to showcase the historical and cultural heritage of Quebec City and, more specifically, its port. The route will allow citizens and visitors to learn more about the maritime origins of Quebec City, while visiting some of the port’s new attractions, such as La Cale and L’Oasis du Port de Québec,” notes Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Port of Quebec.

Participants are invited to take part in the rally and immerse themselves in port history by scanning the QR code on each terminal with their cell phone. Specific markers along the route will give participants a chance to win one of the prizes offered by the rally’s generous sponsors: Tourisme Wendake, Musée de la civilisation, Excursions Maritimes Québec and Strøm Spa nordique.

For more information on the historic rally and to see the full route, click here.

About the Port of Québec
Ranked among Canada’s top five ports in terms of tonnage handled and economic impact, the Port of Québec is strategically located to serve North America’s industrial and agricultural heartland. Every year, cargo ships from and to some 50 countries call here, linking the markets of the Great Lakes and the American Midwest to the rest of the world. Twenty percent of the port’s territory, stretching from Beauport to the South Shore, is devoted to recreational tourism.

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Myriam Gagnon
Communications Consultant
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