Each year, tens of thousands of visitors step ashore at the Montréal Port Authority’s cruise terminal. Cruises on the St. Lawrence and eastern U.S. coastline, notably between New York City and Montréal, are increasingly popular, and they contribute significantly to the city’s economy and stature.
By revitalizing the Alexandra Pier and cruise terminal, the MPA intends to make it a welcoming and convivial place not only for cruise lines but also for Montrealers eager to gain improved access to the river. With its cleared central path, expansive public space at the end of the pier (with the tip lowered towards the river), green roof accessible at all times, and the addition of a new tower in 2019 with an unmatched view of Montréal and the river, the new cruise terminal is sure to become a tourist attraction and a signature maritime architectural site in the heart of Old Montréal in 2017, a year rich in symbolism and festivities for the city.
Sightseers will also be able to learn about the historic importance of the Port of Montréal and the Alexandra Pier by visiting an exhibition open to the public on the second floor of the terminal.
Be it to watch the cruise ships pull into the harbour, unwind on the green terraces near the river, or discover the historic value of the Alexandra Pier … Montrealers will want to check it out as well!