Swimming

Port of Québec Oasis offers an unforgettable swimming experience in the St. Lawrence River!

First harbour bath in North America, its swimming lanes and swimming area make it a unique site to enjoy the pleasures of the summer season.

Access and rules

  • The Port of Québec Oasis is open from June to September.
  • The site is open for swimming every day from 10:30 am to 6 pm.
  • The terrace is open from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm.
  • Access to the site is free, including access to the swimming lanes and harbour bath.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and pass a swimming aptitude test to swim without a float vest
  • Children 7 years and under must wear a float vest
  • No swimming under water and under the docks
  • No glass containers allowed on the site

Prices

Access to the site, the swim lanes and the swimming area is free. To enjoy shows and events under the tent, the purchase of a beverage is mandatory. Check out the Terrace section for menus and prices.

Facilities and services

  • Free swim
  • Olympic-sized swim lanes with push-off walls
  • Lifeguards on-site at all times
  • Life jacket rentals
  • Locked changing rooms and lockers
  • Washroom facilities
  • Outdoor showers
  • Water bottle filling station
  • Picnic tables
  • Chairs and bean bags
  • Terrace with restaurant service and bar
  • Bike rack
  • Nearby parking

Water quality

This table gives users an overview of water quality in the basin for the 2023 season.

The Ville de Québec analyses and monitors water quality at the Port of Québec’s harbour bath. The city takes water samples, has them analyzed in its labs and sends out the results as soon as available. The minimum time between sampling and sharing the results is 24 hours.

The result appearing in red above is the last one to have been received and compiled by the Port of Québec Oasis.

As is the norm in the province of Québec, results are based on bacteriological quality, calculated according to the number of fecal coliforms per 100 ml of water, according to a classification system developed by the Ministère de l’Environnement du Québec. Bathing water quality is rated A (excellent), B (good), C (fair) or D (polluted). This is illustrated in the following table.

Summer 2023 Analyses

Sampling DateResults
(Fec. col. /100 ML) *
Rating for swimming
Aug 3118A
Aug 304A
Aug 2910A
Aug 289A
Aug 2422B
Aug 2217A
Aug 2128B
Aug 1737B
Aug 1620A
Aug 1546B
Aug 1454B
Aug 0822B
Aug 0740B
Aug 0228B
Aug 0128B
Jul 3123B
Jul 2723B
Jul 2624B
Jul 2534B
Jul 2433B
Jul 1968B
Jul 1818B
Jul 1725B
Jul 1331B
Jul 12435D
Jul 11170C
Jul 0634B
Jul 0515A
Jul 0424B
Jul 0315A
Jun 2916A
Jun 2811A
Jun 276A
Jun 2610A
Jun 214A
Jun 2024B
Jun 1952B
Jun 1511A
Jun 1429B
Jun 1315A
Jun 0919A
Jun 0823B
Jun 0719A
Jun 0625B
Jun 0515A
Sampling DateResults
(Fec. col. /100 ML) *
Rating for swimming
Aug 3118A
Aug 304A
Aug 2910A
Aug 289A
Aug 2422B
Aug 2217A
Aug 2128B
Aug 1737B
Aug 1620A
Aug 1546B
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*Fecal coliform per 100 ML

*Fecal coliform per 100 ML