Québec City ranked 3rd canadian city for sports events

Press Release

Québec City, March 8, 2018 - Québec City Business Destination is proud to announce that Québec City ranked 3rd Canadian city for sports events.


« This recognition is amazing for Québec City. It confirms our expertise and know-how to organize and hold sports events. Québec City’s beauty, rich heritage, tourist attractions, state-of-the-art installations and breathtaking outdoor urban sites that serve as a natural décor for international championships during winter and summer, have charmed event organizers and athletes around the world, » mentioned Pierre-Michel Bouchard, CEO of Québec City Business Destination.

Québec City ranks 3rd in Canada for hosting sports events, just behind Montréal and Edmonton. This evaluation’s aim is to rank all cities hosting national sports championships and international sports events in Canada.

This Canadian index also ranks Québec City 5th in two categories; International Sports Host 2018 and National Sports Host 2018. Québec City has hosted 20 national championships and 18 international sports events in 2017.  

The announcement was made at the Sport Events Congress 2018 (SEC18) on March 8, 2018, at the Halifax Convention Centre in Nova Scotia. The annual ranking will be announced every year during the event.  

Developed in partnership with Sportcal, the GSI Canada Index of sport hosting performance is based on national championships and international competitions both hosted in 2017 as well as those national championships/international events currently awarded for 2018 and beyond.

Click here to learn why Québec City is the perfect destination for sports events.  

See the complete GSI Canada Index

Read the CSTA’s press release


About the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA)

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a non-governmental, member-based, capacity building organization that promotes sport tourism as a grassroots economic development initiative at the community level. The CSTA services over 500 members across Canada, including 150 municipalities, 300 national and provincial sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and a variety of other sport and tourism industry partners. Sport tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry in Canada with over $6.5 billion in annual spending by domestic and international visitors.


About Sportcal

Sportcal is a world-leading provider of sports market intelligence. At the forefront of the industry, it delivers unrivalled sports analysis and insight to a range of global clients. Based in the UK, Sportcal is the essential resource for anyone involved in the business of sport. With an in-depth analysis of major multi-sport games and world championships, it compiles and produces annually the Global Sports Nations Index, announced yearly at the SportAccord. The Global Sports Nations Index extends over a 14-year period covering seven years in the past and projecting seven years in the future.

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