Welcome to Québec City!

An enchanting city with a European feel, Québec City is a living history lesson brimming with romance and joie-de-vivre. No one can resist its spell.

Québec City will charm you with its chic boutiques, its European charm, its spectacular landscapes, its welcoming people and its countless culinary delights. Perched high on a cliff overlooking the majestic St. Lawrence River, this is a safe city with an exceptional quality of life.

Québec City was founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain. It is the cradle of French civilization in North America and the only fortified city north of Mexico. The city has preserved and developed its rich heritage, and the historic district of Old Québec was added to UNESCO's prestigious list of World Heritage Sites in 1985.


Québec City Convention Centre

1000, boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Québec, Québec G1R 5T8
Tel.: +1 418 644 4000
Toll free (Canada and U.S.): 1 888 679 4000
Fax: +1 418 644 6455
Web site:  www.convention.qc.ca


French and English are Canada's two official languages. French is the predominant language in Québec City. However, most, if not all, banks, hotels, airline offices, shops and key visitor attractions have multilingual staff.

The official language of the conference is English. All abstract submissions and presentations must be in English.


Average temperatures in Québec City during the month of July generally range from 14°C to 25°C (57.2°F to 77.0°F).

Time zone

Québec City is in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone (UTC-05:00). Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in effect from 2:00 a.m. on March 12, 2017 until 2:00 a.m. on November 5, 2017.

Useful links and maps

Québec City’s official Web site and the official tourist site of the government of Québec contain up-to-date tourist information, including information about public transportation and maps.

Claude Bouchard
Panoramic view with cruise ship

Guy Lessard
Horse-drawn carriage on Saint-Louis Street