There are perks to selecting the right event destination — both for those who attend and those who set the agenda. And for planners who choose Québec City, those perks can add up.
The aim of any meeting or event is to leave delegates with lasting memories. Herein, Québec City is home to a host unique activities that will incentivize attendance. Planning an afternoon at the École de cirque de Québec, for example, can give attendees a taste for the “centre ring” with hands-on workshops for trampolining, unicycling, the flying trapeze, tightrope walking, and other high-flying experiences. Plans can also be made for adventure-seeking delegates to hike and climb the Via ferrata mountain sport trail, take part in a genuine lumberjack experience, or try dog-sledding and ice fishing just minutes from the downtown core.
There are plenty of more calming experiences as well. Outside of event hours, planners can arrange for tours of Old Québec, excursions of the countryside, a cruise down the St. Lawrence River with Croisières AML, or an intimate tour of the region’s local breweries. What’s more, Québec City is surrounded by several Indigenous Tourism experiences, like The Wendake First Nations site, and cultural attractions like the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ).
“The benefit for groups who come here is that there’s always something going on to fill in those pre- and post-event hours,” says Ann Cantin, Communication and Marketing Director for Québec City Business Destination. “Even in winter Québec City offers many incentive activities like the Québec Winter Carnival and the Ice Hotel.”
And the incentives go both ways. By taking a conference, convention, or meeting to Québec City, planners can access a wealth of event resources. That includes full-service support from destination management companies like JPDL and Inscript Event, which provide regional expertise for everything from sourcing the perfect venues, planning activities, organizing suppliers, and connecting planners to local services.
“Collaborating with someone who has extensive knowledge of the region is comforting and can tap you into the local service network is invaluable,” notes Cantin.
There are incentives that attract guests and perks that make planning easier. Having access to both can be a critical advantage and, in the case of Québec City, make for an attractive, “all-in” destination.
Discover how Québec’s capital can enhance your next corporate meeting or event. Email Susan Prophet, Director, Business Development , Québec City Business Destination at sprohet@meetQuébeccity.com, or (905) 815-1381.