Welcome to Québec City

Founded by French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1608 and the cradle of French civilization in North America, Québec City is also a bilingual destination that has kept its European flavour: Cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafés, museums…

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, Québec City is the only city in North America to have preserved its original fortifications. Perhaps due to this respect for its one-time protectors, Québec City is recognized as one of the safest urban areas in the world! Québec City is the ideal leisure and travel destination!

Just ask the readers of Travel & Leisure Magazine, who ranked Québec City as the top destination in Canada and the eighth best in North America in 2013. Also In 2013, Condé Nast Traveler readers listed Québec City as a Top-10 favourite destination in the world, and No.1 in Canada! It also ranks Québec City as one of the three best destinations in terms of value for money.

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Weather in September

Quebec City is at its finest, during the autumn months in September and October. The trees blaze with all shades of greens, reds and yellows for weeks on end and the skies are often dazzling blue. You will get spectacular sceneries, whether you are in town or doing an excursion in one of the several parks and reserves surrounding the city. It usually lasts 2-3 weeks from mid/late September to early/mid October.

In addition, the so-called Indian summer (a warmer period) often coincides with the change of colors.

Here's what September weather looks like:
Average High, day-time: 17°C (63°F)
Average Low, night-time: 7°C (45°F)

The Québec City Convention Centre

Strategic Location

The Québec City Convention Centre, which won the 2006 Apex Award for the World’s Best Congress Centre bestowed by the prestigious International Association of Congress Centres ( IACC ) was selected to host IGARSS 2014/35th CSRS. Located in the heart of Québec City, the Convention Centre offers state of the art facilities, impeccable security features, a warm atmosphere, public areas with abundant natural light, a delectable dining experience, and a whole lot more… Come experience a state of the art welcome in Old Québec!

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1000, boul. René-Lévesque Est
Québec, (Québec) G1R 5T8
Phone: +1 418 644 4000
Toll-free: 1 888 679 4000

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