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Québec City

Old Europe in North America

Québec City’s has been charming visitors with its unique brand of joie de vivre since the city was incorporated in 1608 as the capital of French-speaking Canada. The area is also home to the Huron-Wendat First Nations, who are the custodians of this land and have been for generations. Today, a full 95 per cent of Québec City residents are French speaking. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

Québec City by the Numbers


Guest rooms


Square feet of meeting space


Square feet of the Québec City Convention Centre


Square feet of the biggest hotel ballroom

The Cradle of French Canada

To and from Québec City

Fly here directly from numerous cities in Europe or a host of destinations in the US. If the great outdoors is your thing, Île d'Orléans (Treasure Island) is 15 minutes from downtown, but feels a million miles away. Fans of small-town friendliness will love the area around Portneuf and Charlevoix. And for a bit of both, explore the 11 beaches of Chaudière-Appalaches just south of Québec City. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

In Québec City

Old Québec City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of ramparts, churches, terrace restaurants and well-trod cobblestone streets. It’s also home to Chateau Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in the world; Petit-Champlain, a pedestrian way that rivals any you’d find in Europe; and the Plains of Abraham where the famous battle for the future of Canada took place in 1759. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

Weather in Québec City

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-2°C to 10°C

28.4°F to 50°F

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13°C to 25°C

55.4°F to 77°F

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2°C to 12°C

35.6°F to 53.6°F

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-15°C to -5°C

5°F to 23°F

Quebec City meeting


The five universities and 16 colleges in the greater Québec City area give it Canada’s highest ratio of researchers per capita. This has turned Québec City into an emerging hub in cutting-edge fields. Forty per cent of the jobs created in the city over the past decade are knowledge-based, boosting Québec City’s standing in life sciences, finance/insurance and green technology. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

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