A visit to Quebec, particularly its anchor communities of Quebec City and Montreal, is as close to experiencing Europe as it gets in North America. The region overflows with
Old-World charm, particularly captured in its French
flavors and impressive Gothic architecture that
immerses visitors in the past.
Yet, there is no end to intriguing new venues and experiences to consider, resulting
in an impressive blend of modern and historic group settings.
“With their state-of-the-art infrastructures, Montreal and Quebec City both offer
business and incentive travelers a variety of unique meeting venues, ranging from
The Olympic Tower and contemporary art museums to 18th century buildings,” says
Andrea Holder, spokesperson for Destination Quebec.
Here’s a look at some top group-friendly lures to consider in the two cities, with an
emphasis on the new and revamped gamut of options.
“It is such a cliche, but Quebec City really has it all,” says Ann Cantin, director of marketing and communications for Quebec City Business Destination and the Quebec
City Convention Center. “Great museums to immerse attendees in culture, the great
outdoors for nature lovers and thrill-seekers, a vibrant nightlife, a booming culinary
scene, world-class meeting facilities, unexpected and original venues, and to top it
all off we have this joie de vivre that cannot be duplicated and that allows meeting
planners to experience the warmest of customer experiences.”
Quebec’s Fine Arts Museum—The Musee National Des Beaux-Arts Du Quebec—is expanding with
the opening of the new Pavillon Pierre Lassonde
in late June, Cantin says.
“The Pavillon Pierre Lassonde will offer larger
reception areas, which is great for meeting
planners as the museum is located in downtown
Quebec City, in the Plains of Abraham, a wonderful urban park,” Cantin explains.
The snazzy expansion will bring an additional
160,000 square feet of space to the vital venue,
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