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Destination Focus – Quebec City, Canada

Destination Focus – Quebec City, Canada

Considered one of the most beautiful destinations in Canada, Quebec City is a #bucketlist destination for anyone around the world coming to our vast and diverse country.  Quebec City is situated on the St. Lawrence River and offers incredible views, incredible culture and fantastic food with a small town European feel.  I was recently blessed to visit the region during Winter Carnival; to say I was surprised and impressed by all the destination had to offer would be an understatement.  It was an incredible week filled with great hotels, great food, great sites and great snow!

A true four-season destination, Quebec City has a variety of activities regardless of when you visit.  I personally love this city in the winter.  The snow and the allure of the Winter Carnival make it a fantastic place to visit in February, and the Carnival is a great incentive for meeting delegates!

Leanne’s Quebec City Notables:

  • Hotel de Glace – open from January through to April and only 20 minutes from downtown Quebec City, the Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel) is a must-see for any hard-core traveler, tourist and hospitality industry professional.  Stunning, through and through, and a site not to miss.
  • Fairmont Chateau Frontenac – this hotel lives up to its reputation.  A stunning icon, from land or sea, with sweeping views of the city and the St. Lawrence.  The food and beverage team ensures your experience at the hotel does not disappoint.
  • Other unique hotel properties – while the region boasts some fantastic well-known brands like Fairmont, Delta and Hilton, it also has some independent properties that are sure to impress – Hotel Chateau Laurier, Hotel Manoir Victoria, Le Bonne Entente, Hotel Pur and Entourage Sur Le Lac to name just a few
  • Convention Centre – the Quebec City Convention Centre is filled with light and staffed with incredible customer service and culinary arts.  With 2 hotels practically attached (Delta and Hilton), and a trendy Marriott across the street, its one of the more convenient Canadian cities to host larger events within a convention centre setting.
  • Shopping streets – the small-town European feel can be really felt as you walk down Rue Saint-Jean from the convention centre all the way to Chateau Frontenac, or go down the hill towards the water to Petit Champlain (my personal favourite and so incredibly cute)

I cannot wait to return to this destination, but more importantly I cannot wait for my clients and delegates experience this for themselves.

Leanne’s Note – at the time of this blog writing (spring 2019), the Hilton has announced a massive multi-million dollar renovation starting in early 2020.  The hotel will be closed for all of 2020, reopening for business in 2021.  Stay tuned for more details.

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