Société des traversiers du Québec

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The ferry NM Félix-Antoine-Savard docked at Matane, Quebec, coming from Baie-Comeau, on the St. Lawrence River in 2006.
The ferry N.M. Alphonse-Desjardins operating between Quebec City, Quebec and Lévis on the St. Lawrence River in 2007.
The ferry N.M. Camille-Marcoux in dock.
The ferry N.M. Trans-Saint-Laurent between Rivière-du-Loup and Saint-Siméon.

The Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) is a ferry company which has operated some intra-provincial ferry services in Quebec since 1971. It is a crown corporation owned by the Government of Quebec.[1]

STQ operates the following services:

The following services are operated in partnership with some other company:

New construction[edit]

On January 12, 2010, the corporation announced the signing of contracts for three new ferries. Concept Naval of Quebec City and STX Canada will design two ferries which will replace the existing ferries on the Tadoussac - Baie Sainte-Catherine route, the N.M. Armand-Imbeau and the N.M. Jos-Deschênes. These ferries are currently under construction at Chantier Davie Canada in Lévis, Quebec. The company Navtech Deltamarin (a joint venture of Navtech and Deltamarin Group), also of Quebec City, will produce the ferry which will replace the N.M. Camille Marcoux on the Matane – Baie-Comeau – Godbout route. This vessel is being constructed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. Both projects will produce ferries powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).[3]


  1. ^ "Des pourparlers fructueux" (in French). Radio-Canada. April 23, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Traverse Chevery-Harrington Harbour - Début du service du N.M. Mécatina II" (in French). Société des traversiers du Québec. May 12, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ Wanamaker, Glenn (22 July 2017). "Is Quebec City's troubled Davie shipyard making a comeback?". CBC News. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 

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