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: $52 + taxes / night
Standard university room (shared bathroom), double occupancy: $67,75 + taxes / night
Superior university room (private bathroom): $116 + taxes / night
To book, you can send an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Be sure to tell them the type of room you want, the dates of your stay and the following information: Canadian Association for Plant Biotechnology Conference 2022 - Event #321209) You can also consult the Université Laval residences website for more information.
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.
You can get bus tickets at the Chez Alphonse convenience store, which is located in the Pavillon Alphonse Desjardins. You can also buy your tickets via the RTC Nomade application and consult the prices on the RTC website.
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.
You can take public transit. The RTC provides a shuttle service, bus number 78. The service runs only three times daily. When you board the bus, ask the driver for a transfer. When you get to the Les Saules terminal, you will have to take another bus (number 804, heading to Sainte-Foy) to get to Université Laval. The entire trip from the airport to the university takes about 40 minutes.
Tell the driver to take you to Université Laval, Pavillon Alphonse Desjardins, 2325 rue de l’Université.
You will find the information here.
*Please note that parking is free for those who are housed in the Université Laval residence hall service.
Activities and places of interest
On this website, you can see what are the current events in Quebec.
Here is a link that presents the parks of the City of Quebec. We strongly recommend the iconic Plains of Abraham and the Roger Van den Hende Botanical 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 CAPB Conference 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 are the best known.