Île d'Orléans

Île d'Orléans is an island in the Saint Lawrence river, east of Québec City in Quebec, Canada.


The rural, pastoral and historic Île d'Orléans represents the tidal divide of the St. Lawrence, where fresh water begins to mix with the sea. A National Historic Site of Canada, the island has over 600 recognized heritage buildings and six individual municipalities: Sainte-Famille, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Sainte-Pétronille and Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans.

Get in

The island is joined by Île d'Orléans Bridge to Beauport on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Route 368 crosses the bridge and circles the island.

There is a weekday commuter bus (the PLUMobile) which makes four trips daily to Québec City (no weekend service). Many tour buses from Québec City visit the island, often with a stop at Montmorency Falls or the Sainte Anne de Beaupré church on the north shore in the same region.

Get around

Due to its rural nature, a car is likely the best way around the island; cycling is also an option


St-Pierre de l'Île-d'Orléans


The island is a popular destination for daytrippers and bicyclists.



Sainte Famille

Saint Jean

Saint Laurent

Sainte Petronille

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