Start your journey on the ferry!
Between Quebec City and Levis, the St. Lawrence River is only about 1 km wide, which makes for a short, pleasant ride (about 10 minutes) aboard one of the two ferries that make the run, the Lomer-Gouin and the Alphonse-Desjardins. During summer, there's a ferry that departs every 30 minutes during the day, and every 60 minutes in the evening (check the Website for schedules), and tickets are only $2 ($4 for a round-way trip). On most days you'll see lots of people standing on the deck, taking pictures of Vieux Quebec and the Chateau Frontenac. A really fun way to begin your day-trip to Levis!
Hop on board the shuttle to Old Levis
If you're traveling with young children or elderly people, or if you simply can't bear the idea of climbing 135+ steps, you can buy a shuttle ticket ($1) at the ferry terminal. The shuttle will take you all the way to the top of the cliff, and it's also the best way to get to National Historic Site Fort-Levis if you're on foot. Shuttles run from late June to early September, from Thursday to Sunday, between 11 am and 6 pm.
- Family Travel
I suggest you take the boat from Québec City to Levis, the cost is only 2 $ and the trip is very short but you have a very nice view with Chateau Frontenac and Vieux-Quebec in one side and Vieux-Lévis in the other.