The story behind Avenue and Parc des Voiliers

Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue des Voiliers is a short, dead-end street parallel to Côte de Sillery running from the lower end of Mount Hermon Cemetery to the cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Houses are on the west side of the street only. The small Park des Voiliers is on the east, or cliff side, of the street.

The name behind Avenue and Parc des Voiliers (sailing ships) recalls the time when, each year, hundreds of wooden sailing ships lay at anchor along the shore of the St. Lawrence River in front of Sillery waiting to load timber.