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Choosing Québec City

Québec City: a renowned, friendly destination

The festive city, Québec is the ideal place to hold your event.

Appealing, dynamic and welcoming, the provincial capital has everything it takes to make your event a success. Every year, Québec City hosts hundreds of festive local activities and several dozen major events. Why not yours, too?

A central and accessible city

As the capital of the province, Québec City’s central geographical location makes it easy to access, as much from rural areas as from the world’s biggest cities.

Its airport receives direct regional, national and international flights every day.

VIA Rail and the intercity bus network also provide a direct link between Québec City and cities across the province, including Montreal.

An energetic and festive city—all year round!

Québec City is one of the most famous destinations in the world. As the birthplace of Francophone culture in America, Québec City has both European and North American charm, which certainly contributes to its cultural and artistic vitality.

Major festivals and events of international renown, including the Festival d'été de Québec, the Grand Prix cycliste de Québec and the Carnaval de Québec, follow the rhythm of the seasons.

More than 50 theatres and some 30 museums offer quality programming sure to please every taste.

In Québec City, you will have no trouble combining business and pleasure.

  • A city of business, knowledge and innovation

    As the province’s second largest economic pole, Québec City flourishes with vitality. Its leadership in cutting-edge fields—technology, education and engineering—also make it one of Canada’s most prosperous cities. You’ll find creative people here and many business opportunities, too.

  • A safe city on a human scale

    Québec City is known for its friendliness and human scale. Everywhere you go, you will be greeted with a smile. The provincial capital is also one of the safest cities in the world. Its size strikes a perfect balance between the attractions of a metropolitan city and an exceptional quality of life. You and your guests will benefit from the city’s calm environment and spectacular natural setting.

  • A city for food-lovers

    Québec City’s cuisine is renowned for the wealth of its French, British, North American and Indigenous roots. Each meal is an opportunity to celebrate this diversity and the delicious richness of its local products. From gourmet restaurants to neighbourhood bistros, the Québec City has something for everyone. Our remarkably talented chefs will introduce you to their tasty and world-renowned cuisine.

  • Just 15 minutes from national parks and enchanting resort areas

    Greenery and peace await, so close to Québec City’s dynamic urban environment. Admire the Montmorency Falls—30 meters higher than Niagara—or the beauty of the region as you hike its trails. Summer and winter, enjoy the nature of the surrounding area by foot, canoe, dog sled or bicycle.

  • Spread over six boroughs

    532,000 city residents

    According to the 2016 census by the Institut de la statistique du Québec.

  • Capitale-National region

    745,000 residents in the greater area

    According to the most recent data from the Institut de la statistique du Québec (2018).

  • Over 400 years of history

    1608 date Québec City was founded

    Since 1985, the historic Old Québec has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Place des canotiers
Carnaval de Québec
The Fontaine de Tourny
The linear park along the Saint-Charles river
Rue du Cul-de-Sac
Louise basin
'Stations chaleureuse' outdoor fireplaces
Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville
St. Louis gate
The Québec-Lévis ferry
Parc de la Belle-Eau
Parc nautique de Cap-Rouge
Samuel-De-Champlain walkway
Vieux-Québec
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