...Throughout the week, when the friendly people of Quebec found out Traci and I were tourists, they often offered suggestions on what to see during our visit. One of the suggestions we heard many times was to tour the Ice Hotel. We had already over-achieved on that recommendation when we spent the night there. The other suggestion we heard often was to take the ferry across the St. Lawrence River to the town of Lévis. We were told we could get a great view of Quebec City from there.
Since the ferry terminal was located just across the street from Le Cohon Dingue, we decided to buy tickets. The ferry runs every half-hour and costs $6 per person roundtrip. The high temperature that day was 1°F. Needless to say, we took seats inside the heated boat and admired the scenery through the windows instead of from the deck. The St. Lawrence was full of ice. We were told there are ice breakers further up the river working to keep the river passable.
The crossing only took 10 minutes. Indeed the view of the Quebec City with Chateau Frontenac standing prominently above the city walls was awe-inspiring from the shores of Lévis but Traci and I were wondering if there was anything to see in the town. There was a tourism office in the ferry terminal but it was closed. I stopped by an eatery in the terminal to ask if there were any tourist attractions nearby. I was told there was really nothing other than to walk up the steps to an old fort. Traci and I decided to pass on that and just take the next ferry back to Quebec City.
During the ride back, as Traci and I were discussing how we had basically paid $12 to take a picture of the city, we saw something that totally blew our minds more...