Québec City is in direct and constant touch with the world's large urban centers. Located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, the city boasts a modern transport infrastructure that forms a seamless intermodal network. The city's key transport assets include a year-round deep-water port, an international airport less than 4 kilometres from the Hotel, an efficient highway system, and a rail network linked to the rest of Canada and to the United States.
With a population of 516,000, Québec City is Québec's second most important economical center. Québec City has seen remarkable development in its economy, particularly in the fields of culture, tourism, high technology, and information technology. A political capital, the city is the cradle of governmental activity in the province and boasts a dynamic environment of cooperation between government and business that contributes to the success of large-scale projects.
Entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Québec City is recognized for its historical heritage unique in the Americas, and for its remarkable natural setting. Each year, the charm of its old city walls attracts millions of tourists and convention attendees. Originally a trading post, the capital city of Quebec is rich in architecture, religion and culture. From the annual Quebec Summer Festival, presenting a dazzling array of musical and entertainment genres always in synch with its time, to the largest winter carnival in the world, Carnaval de Québec, with the world-renowned Bonhomme as the celebration’s ambassador, Quebec City finds all sorts of ways to celebrate. Visit Canada’s Ice Hotel, made from 12,000 tons of snow and 400 tons of ice each winter, only to disappear in the spring. Warm your toes of the fireplaces, or beat the cold in the hot tubs – this ice wonderland is a must-see!