Looking for things to do in Levis? A walk through the old city is an opportunity to learn about its history. You will have to solve challenges at each stop to discover your next destination and have fun.
You will walk from the ferry terminal to the Terrasse du Chevalier Lévis, on to Levis College to return to the Paquet Pier. You will see many other monuments and buildings, learn about the city’s history and its builders, all while having fun taking on challenges.
You’ll see :
- Alphonse-Desjardins House
- Louise-Cartier Gallery
- Notre-Dame-de-la-Victoire church
- Science Bunker
- Lévis College
- Quai Paquet Pier fountain
- Chocolat Favoris
- Red staircase
- Several parks and monuments
We’ll test this hunt during the summer of 2020, if deconfinement permits it.
- Starting point: devant le Terminal du traversier de Lévis, 6001 Bd Laurier, Lévis, G6V 0P5
- Distance: 3.2 km / 2 mi
- Duration: 2-3 hours.
- Methode: walk
- Fully charged mobile phone with data (LTE, 4G, 3G; Wifi is not enough)
- Water bottle
- Local map
The first village here on the South Shore of Quebec was named Saint-Joseph de la Pointe Lévy in 1636. It was so named by Samuel de Champlain in honor of Henri de Lévis, Duke of Ventadour, and viceroy of New-France from 1625-1627.
The original seigneury was dismantled in 1836, thus creating several small villages on the South Shore. In 1832, the Davie family launched Canada’s first shipyard. Many types of ships were (and still are) built here for naval transport, the military, and drilling platforms.
The City of Lévis was officially founded in 1861. In 1900, Alphonse Desjardins founded the Mouvement Desjardins, which today runs over 1000 credit unions.
Between 1989 and 2002, the city merged with those of Lauzon (1989), Saint-David-de-L’Auberivière (1990), then with 9 others in 2002.