There are so many ways to describe Québec City and its distinctive personality: it’s a smart, business-savvy town, a cultural hub and an ideal place for walking, fine dining, and leisure all year round. With its unique blend of European and North American culture, Québec City belongs on every discerning traveler’s destination list.
Add our cultural vibrancy, robust economy, urban makeovers, international-caliber events, and stature within the Francophone world, and you’ll see why Québec City is ideally positioned for today and the future.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and cradle of French-speaking North America, Québec is a modern city with a unique and exciting history. With a population of 677,000 in the greater Québec City region (95 percent of whom speak French), the province’s capital celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2008. In 2013, Forbes Magazine named Québec City second among the most affordable cities. It is a destination of choice for business and pleasure travel.
Located in the heart of the city, a few steps from Old Québec and Parliament Hill, the Québec City Convention Centre offers a place to meet and exchange for more than 200,000 visitors every year. The Centre offers delegates a unique and exceptional experience. Inaugurated in 1996, the Centre received a facelift in 2014 and is now ready to welcome you in a high-technology environment. As well, its commitment to sustainable development allowed the Centre to become certified Silver LEED-EB (existing building) and BOMA BEST, Level 3.
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Certain taxi companies offer a fixed rate to transport passengers between the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport and downtown. Visit the airport’s website to learn more:
The Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) offers bus service across the territory of Québec City. It’s the ideal way to travel downtown and between the various sectors of Upper and Lower Towns. The Québec City Convention Centre is very well served by the 800 and 801 Métrobuses, which stop right in front of most hotels that are accessible by bus. A bus line also links to the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.
Consult the RTC website to learn more about rates, routes and schedules:
It is also possible to rent a vehicle from one of the five suppliers located at the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. You can even reserve your vehicle prior to your arrival. Visit this site to learn more:
Certain hotels also offer the services of several suppliers. Ask at your hotel.
The only fortified city north of Mexico, Old Québec combines architecture, art and culture. This sector is a must-see for those who would like to relive the history of Québec through magnificent neighbourhoods and attractions such as the Old Port, Petit Champlain and, of course, the mythical Plains of Abraham. The Château Frontenac – a symbol of Old Québec – will charm you with its exceptional architecture and its unobstructed view of the St. Lawrence River. Restaurants, bars, boutiques, museums, shows… Old Québec has everything to offer! A few steps away is the Québec City Convention Centre, where most of the activities will take place during the JCI World Congress.
• 15 minutes from the airport;
• The Convention Centre is in Old Québec.
Urban and hip, Nouvo Saint-Roch is Québec City’s cultural neighbourhood. Here you will find performance halls, art galleries and the city’s largest library. The neighbourhood is vibrant all year long thanks to its numerous events and charming restaurants, coffee houses and bars. Nouvo Saint-Roch is the city’s new-media hub, home to a growing number of companies representing the video, gaming and web industries. Specialty grocery stores and small boutiques will give you the chance to discover unique products that will seduce you – no doubt about it.
• 15 minutes from the airport;
• You can easily travel between Nouvo Saint-Roch and the Convention Centre by foot!
Located at the gateway to the city, the Sainte-Foy district stands out for dynamic nature and its economic diversity. Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy its parks and attractions located close to the majestic St. Lawrence River. Sainte-Foy is a neighbourhood par excellence for shopping, thanks to its small businesses and its three major shopping malls. Delectable restaurants can be found in the heart of the neighbourhood, a few steps from its business centres. Every year, thousands of students attend the numerous CEGEPS and colleges as well as the Americas’ premier francophone university, Université Laval.
• 5 minutes from the airport;
• Travel between Sainte-Foy and the Convention Centre by car, taxi or bus.