It’s a mix of unique venues, attractions, foods, and local experiences that makes Québec City a destination without compare. And for event planners hoping to break away from the predictable, a one-of-a-kind location can have its advantages.
“With destinations competing fiercely to attract conventions and meetings, it’s important to stand out from the crowd and make an impression,” agrees Québec City Business Destination president Pierre-Michel Bouchard.
Québec City’s culinary scene is among the region’s most distinct features. From award-winning kitchens to globally-renowned chefs, the City is host to unique world-class restaurants and local flavours that appeal to foodies from all corners of the globe.
“I’ve been here for almost 35 years, and I find that it feels like you could be in France; it’s unlike many other places,” notes Heinrich Meesen, a Chef at George V, Caterers. “When the [delegates] finish eating the local products that I put on the plates, they leave with the best taste of Québec,”
Meesen is one of the numerous world-renowned chefs who have taken up residence within Québec City. His dedication to crafting regional dishes made from fresh, local ingredients is echoed by culinary artists throughout the City. Be it a five-star banquet at the iconic Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury, an intimate downtown dinner, a gala at the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec, the region is brimming with menus designed to keep guests coming back from more.
“As a foodie destination, people who come to Québec City for their convention always leave with the lasting memory of our city’s earthy comfort food and trendy culinary scene,” adds Ann Cantin, Director of Communications and Marketing with Québec City Business Destination.
A destination for all seasons
There is never a dull moment in Québec City. From winter sports to summer festivals, and cultural celebrations for nightly downtown entertainment, there is always an opportunity for guests and locals to take full advantage of the City’s diverse natural surroundings. Simply a few of highlights include taking part in the globally-renowned Québec Winter Carnival, having a laugh during the summertime ComédiHa! or getting in on the action during a host of international sporting competitions.
Beyond year-round events, the City is home to a vibrant community of artists and entertainers. Among them are The Painchaud Family, a popular quartet of high-energy performers who take the spotlight in Québec City Business’ new promotional campaign “Quéebec City lifke no other.”
“The Painchauds are truly a force of nature, delivering Québec City–flavoured fun locally or in all their extensive travels,” notes Cantin, adding, “I am always amazed by how they manage to blow everyone’s mind at every performance.”
Combined with summer events, winter festivals, exciting sporting competitions, and year-round cultural activities, the message from the City is clear: an event in Québec City is truly one-of-a-kind.
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