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Québec City

The cultural soul of the province, Québec City offers a distinctly European vibe minus the jetlag

Meetings and incentives take on a European flair when Québec City is on the agenda. The cradle of North American French culture, Québec City is a lively, living museum, where delegates can’t wait to explore its cobblestoned streets between sessions. Here, 21st century meeting spaces contrast heritage venues within its storied walls. Paired perfectly with nearby Montréal, or as a stand-alone prize, everyone says oui! to this French rendezvous – like meeting in Europe, minus the price tag and the jet-lag.

Québec City by the Numbers

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS

17,250

TOTAL MEETING SPACE

73,860 sq m | 795,000 sq ft

QUÉBEC CITY CONVENTION CENTRE

28,000 sq m | 300,000 sq ft |
3,830 Gala

BIGGEST HOTEL BALLROOM

986.9 sq m | 10,623 sq ft |
910 Gala

Experts to help you plan
Québec City Business Destination

Entering Canada
Destination Canada

Time Zone
Eastern Time Zone

Current Time

This place is perfect for business events that:

  • Imbue French or European culture into their event programming
  • Invite local thought leaders to participate in their program – ICT pros are here
  • Deliver on incentive goals with a rich reward
  • Search for “worlds away” experiences without the overseas flights
  • Host splashy, sophisticated events

You can count on:

  • Open hearts. Open minds. Québec City is open for business.
  • Centuries-old history inside the city’s walls; hipster hangouts, great galleries, nightspots and restaurants in neighbourhoods beyond the ramparts
  • Being romanced by Québec City’s European vibe and evocative architecture of Place Royale and Rue du Petit-Champlain, two of the oldest streets in North America
  • Putting some cardio in climbing the staircases linking Haute-Ville and Basse-Ville (Upper and Lower towns)
  • Staying connected by the underground passageway linking the convention centre, two four-star hotels, and shops
  • Your guests making plans to return for Carnaval de Québec, or Festival d’été de Quebéc, two signature events in winter and summer

MOVING YOUR PEOPLE

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to your registration desk: 20-minute drive

Once you’re here: funicular, Uber, horse-drawn carriage, double-decker tour bus, snowshoe, dogsled

BEFORE — AFTER — IN-BETWEEN MEETINGS

Get a good night’s rest

Delta…Hilton… Marriott… Québec City is home to some of the most sought-out hotels in the world, not to mention the world’s most photographed one: the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Several options are just steps from the Québec City Convention Centre, with convenient underground passageways connecting the Hilton and Delta to the Convention Centre. Along with the world-renowned brand names, Québec City has numerous first-class boutique hotels that have also made a well-deserved name for themselves.

Stretch your budget in Canada

It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance their meeting experience here. Dollars saved on the program requirements can translate into more bells and whistles or your bottom line, you pick.

Groups coming from outside Canada may be eligible for financial and tax incentives — inquire at time of booking.

Foreign Exchange

Biggest bang for your meeting buck

January through May

October to December

June through September are the best months for incentive programs

Weather

Spring

-2°C to 10°C

28.4°F to 50°F

Summer

13°C to 25°C

55.4°F to 77°F

Fall

2°C to 12°C

35.6°F to 53.6°F

 

Winter

-15°C to -5°C

5°F to 23°F

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The team at Business Events Canada helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:

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