VISIT QUEBEC CITY
Quebec City is Quebec's capital, about 225 km east from Montreal. It is one of the oldest cities in North America and the only walled city north of Mexico. Old Quebec City is a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO.
On the university campus:
Accommodation service for Université Laval residences:
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Quebec City on the Université Laval campus, the service des residences offers accommodation in a stimulating environment close to many tourist attractions. To meet specific needs, a number of affordable, customized packages are available. Practical, economical, and safe, their short-term accommodation offers you an unforgettable experience full of life and culture. Their four residences are also just five kilometers from the downtown Quebec City. The city bus (Metrobus 800 or 801) will get you there in only fifteen minutes!
The possible options are:
Standard university room (shared bathroom), single occupancy: $56,25 + taxes / night
Standard university room (shared bathroom), double occupancy: $74,50 + taxes / night
Superior university room (private bathroom): $115 + taxes / night
To book your room, you can send an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 418-656-5632 (Be sure to specify the type of room you want, the dates of your stay and the following information: CSPB/SCBV Annual General Meeting 2023 - Event #329783). You can also consult the Université Laval residences website for more information.
Hotels near the university campus:
Hotel Universel Quebec Sainte-Foy (10 minutes walk from Université Laval)
Hôtel Plaza Québec, Alt Québec and several other options on Laurier Boulevard (5 min drive from Université Laval)
Hotels in Old Quebec City:
Old Quebec City has a large number of accommodation options. If you wish to stay in this area of the city during the conference, we advise you to use the following link to find the option that best suits your needs and budget.
Transportation and accessibility
All of Quebec City is served by the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC). Métrobus service consists of high-frequency buses that cover the main areas of the city. Routes 800 and 801 provide access to Old Quebec City from Université Laval.
An unlimited RTC pass for five consecutive days is included with meeting registration. You will be given this pass at the registration desk. It will allow you to make unlimited trips on all lines for five consecutive days, starting from the first activation on board a bus. You can also download the RTC Nomade app or check the RTC website for more information on the different lines.
Taxi Coop Quebec (418-525-5191)
Taxi Coop Ste-Foy Sillery (418 653-7777)
Arriving in Quebec City at Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB):
Taxi and bus services are available to take you from Québec Jean Lesage International Airport to the Université Laval campus.
Tell the driver to take you to Université Laval, Pavillon Alphonse Desjardins, 2325 rue de l’Université.
You will find information on parking here.
*Please note that parking is free for those who are housed in the Université Laval residences.
Activities and places of interest
Quebec City’s heritage, culture, and festive atmosphere make it a city best visited on foot. Walking around town, you’ll discover incredible sights at every turn—especially in Old Quebec City.
On this website, you can see what are the current events in Quebec City.
Here is a link that presents the parks of Quebec City. We strongly recommend the iconic Plains of Abraham , the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge and the Roger-Van den Hende University Garden. This garden showcases nearly 4,000 species arranged by botanical family. It is located on the campus of Université Laval, just a fifteen-minute walk from the Pavillon Alphonse Desjardins where the CSPB • SCBV 2023 Meeting will take place. The herbacetum, the beating heart of the site, holds many secrets to be discovered by curious observers. No matter where you look—from the water garden to the broad pergola—this vibrant site never ceases to amaze.
Here you will find a list of the different museums in Quebec City with their respective locations. The Museum of Civilization and the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec (MNBAQ) are the best known.