Québec City’s world-class event spaces

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Steve Deschesnes

Discover world-class event spaces in Québec City, including venues, meeting rooms and accommodations. Learn more about all the event venues the city has to offer.

For event planners who are organizing large-scale conferences and conventions or even smaller meetings, Québec City is filled with opportunities and options. What’s not to love? For one, it is a beautiful and charming destination all year-round. Getting to Québec City is a breeze with direct flight connections to many North American air hubs and the city’s amazing accessibility to major rail and road networks.

Once event delegates arrive, they will be amazed at how Québec City’s downtown core is easily explorable by foot and steps away from Old Québec, major attractions, the Québec City Convention Centre and hotels. Boasting 795,000 sq. ft. in meeting space and over 17,000 hotel rooms, Québec City’s off-site venues, accommodations, restaurants and activities abound for any budget and size.

Here are some of top event venues and hotels event organizers and attendees will love.

Downtown Québec City: Where all the action is!

If you are eying downtown Québec City for your next conference or convention, first of all, great choice! Downtown Québec City brims with both tried-and-true as well as hip-and-new event venues and hotels.

The internationally renowned Québec City Convention Centre is located at the heart of the city’s bustling historic district, which is brimming with restaurants, attractions and boutiques—ideal for delegates to explore the city after hours. The Convention Centre’s multi-functional facilities of close to 300,000 sq. ft., along with personalized planning assistance and free Wi-Fi throughout, offer planners peace of mind to pull off any event.

Located a short 10 minute-drive outside of the city’s downtown core, Québec City’s Exhibition Centre is a fantastic venue that welcomes over 2 million visitors each year. Deemed one of eastern Canada’s largest options to host tradeshows and major events, the Exhibition Centre is a vast urban site with both indoor and outdoor facilities. No matter what type of event you are organizing, the site features 16 fully modular exhibition spaces between 900 and 122,000 sq. ft. as well as turnkey assistance.

Downtown Québec City’s hotel scene is as varied as it is eclectic. For people who prefer time-honoured hotel chains, look no further than Hilton Québec or Delta by Marriott Québec for the ultimate in convenience and accessibility. Envisioning something out of a fairytale book? Then, get ready to cause a stir with an event and stay at the iconic and luxurious Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the most photographed castle-like hotel in the world.

If event attendees are more into boutique hotels, Québec City is acclaimed for them. Hôtel Manoir Victoria, a four-star hotel with some seriously glamourous clout has a range of meeting and banquet rooms. Hôtel Château Laurier Québec, flanked by Old Québec and the sprawling Plains of Abraham urban park, features four-star comfort and is a great choice to mix business with relaxation. Finally, Hotel Le Concorde Québec, one of the city’s landmark hotels and nestled on Grande-Allée, a popular urban street, includes 18 meeting rooms to cater to up to 900 guests. Auberge Saint-Antoine, a boutique hotel and member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux network, features 6 individually designed meeting and reception rooms with capacities from 6 to 100 people and a 94-seat auditorium.

Museums, historical sites and spiritual venues are just some of the unique locations to hold a creative off-site that engages attendees. Whether you’re interested in art with the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, religious history at Le Monastère des Augustines, or cruising along the Saint Lawrence River with Croisières AML, you’ll definitely find colourful venue personalities that are not just distinctive but completely functional.

Sainte-Foy neighbourhood: Practicality at its best

Québec City’s Sainte-Foy neighbourhood is near the city’s two bridges and home to many educational institutions, including Université Laval. If you are planning a conference for a scientific society or association—and working with a faculty or research group at the university for your event content—Sainte-Foy may be a good choice to schedule breakout sessions and book rooms for delegates. For example, Le Bonne Entente is a five-star luxury resort that offers tailored-made packages for business events.

Sainte-Foy is also a fantastic spot to stay for people attending or participating in major sports events. Travelodge, Hôtel Classique, Hôtel Universel, Alt Québec and Hôtel Plaza Québec are all athlete- and family-friendly accommodations located near Université Laval’s PEPS sports complex and a quick drive to several other sports facilities and around Québec City.

When attendees want to unwind, Sainte-Foy is chock-full of urban parks, restaurants, bistros, shopping centres and sports facilities, including Université Laval’s PEPS, a modern sports complex, and Base Plein Air Sainte-Foy, an outdoor centre to spend some time learning a new sport and getting a good breath of fresh air!

Québec City’s nature resorts: Explore the great outdoors

Are your event attendees the types that truly love connecting with nature? A conference or convention in Québec City’s great outdoors, which is only a 20-minute drive from downtown, is likely to captivate event-goers! There are some pretty incredible natural getaways near lush parks and reserves that can be explored throughout the seasons.

Located on a private beach on Lac-Beauport, Entourage sur-le-Lac Resort is a new resort concept that melds meeting services and rooms with gourmet food and adventure. After a conference or convention winds down, the resort offers a myriad of team-building and sports activities to allow delegates to recharge.

If moving mountains is more appealing, Manoir Mont-Sainte-Anne and Château Mont-Sainte-Anne are at the foot of Mont-Sainte-Anne, a popular ski and mountain-biking resource. Both resorts feature breathtaking views, one-of-a-kind sports experiences (ice canyoning, dog sledding or skiing, anyone?) and meeting facilities that will sweep delegates away from their normal daily grind and incite them to soak up your event’s content in highly inspiring surroundings.

Québec City is a popular host city for all types of meetings, conventions and events—and it is no wonder! With its variety of event facilities, venues and accommodations that blend European charm and modern sophistication, the city is the springboard to an event that will be one for the books!  

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