GPC is working with Inscript in putting together optional activities for you to enjoy before the conference. Please note that optional local tours offered are an additional cost and are not included in the registration fee.
EPICUREAN FOOD TOUR (START TIME: 11:30 AM - SUNDAY AUGUST 18, 2019)
Discover Quebec’s extraordinary terroir products.
Throughout the years, Quebec’s cuisine has been influenced by Amerindian, British and French cultures. Therefore, this tour offers you the opportunity to discover these different cultural and culinary traditions and taste products that have shaped Quebec’s culinary scene.
The guide will walk your guests through Old Quebec’s streets rich in history and architecture. Throughout the tour they will taste some typical specialties that are specific to Quebec City from a variety of restaurants, amongst others.
Start your day with a delicious organic from ‘’Farm to table’’ products tasting session at the beautiful Monastère des Augustines & onwards to the historical Old Port, at Tavern Chez Louise, for an amazing tasting of fresh local products of the Chef’s inspirations of the day.
The group will then head to Rioux & Pettigrew, a local restaurant that will serve your guests a more consistent meal. As you walk, you will discover the hidden history of every corner were your taste buds are also promised to savour a fabulous sweet dessert at Place Royale.
Duration: 3 hours
Capacity: Minimum 10 participants, maximum 15 participants
Price: $135 plus applicable taxes.
SCENIC BIKE TOUR OF MONTMORENCY FALLS (START TIME: 1:00 PM - SUNDAY AUGUST 18, 2019)
Dynamic and professional tour guides will take you on a journey and give you a totally different outlook of the city. Admire the scenery and savour a snack along the way!
Along the way to the Montmorency Falls, the tour allows you to stop at the Domaine des Maizerets Park. You’ll get a good glance of the St. Lawrence River, the Beauport Beach and the Île d’Orléans. In this 4-hour tour, you will also have the time to take the cable car up to the top of the falls. There you will have the most breathtaking view of the river and its surroundings.
Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours. Plan at least 30 minutes to get to the departure point and retrieve equipment
Capacity: Minimum 10 participants, maximum 50 participants
Price: $115 plus applicable taxes.
Activity Level: Moderate. The guide will adjust the difficulty level according to the group.
Note: Good shoes and appropriate clothing.
VIA FERRATA AT CANYON STE-ANNE (START TIME: 8:45 AM - SUNDAY AUGUST 18, 2019)
The Sainte-Anne Canyon is a breathtaking site! Dare to explore this spectacular and vertiginous canyon while admiring the majestic 74-meter (242 ft.) high Sainte-Anne waterfall that thunders down between narrow walls of rocks that date back to 1.2 billion years ago. 3 suspension bridges mark out the course, one of which is situated 60 m (197 ft.) over the river!
Via Ferrata is a course of steel cables attached to the rock wall that allows you to climb the palisades safely. This activity is a mix between hiking and climbing. The various courses are equipped with steel cables, beams, all kinds of bridges and footbridges that facilitate the movements while securing the participants. Your guests will all progress at their own pace and discover impressive panoramas in a spectacular setting. This activity is suitable for every participant.
Duration: 4.5 hours
Capacity: Minimum 30 participants, maximum 100 participants
Price: $150 plus applicable taxes.
Dress code: Sport shoes and sport clothing appropriate for the expected temperature.
Requirements: Maximum weight limit 300 pounds; no height limit. Each participant will have to complete a discharge of responsibility before they begin the activity.
PRIVATE TOUR OF THE CITADELLE AND THE RESIDENCE OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL
The Citadelle is the largest British fortress built in North America. It constitutes the eastern flank of Quebec's fortifications. In 1820 the construction of the Citadelle began and lasted for more than 30 years. The star-shaped plan of the Citadelle is characteristic of Vauban’s fortifications.
Some of the walls enclose over 300 years of military history in Quebec City, spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. Due to its defensive and geographical situation on top of the Cape Diamond, it was often referred to as the “American Gibraltar”.
The continuous presence of the Royal 22e Régiment at the Citadelle since 1920 makes it the largest fortified group of buildings still occupied by troops in North America. Today it is home to an active military garrison and the second official residence of the Governor General of Canada which stands within the Citadelle.
The interpretation will be provided by the guides of the Citadel on site.
Duration: 3 hours
Capacity: Minimum 15, maximum 30 participants per guide
Price: $89 plus applicable taxes.
Guests are invited to participate in specific conference programming. You may register a guest at anytime. Additional fees will apply for all guests.
Welcome Reception – a chance to unwind, network and enjoy the evening with your guests.
Local tours – enjoy your time in Quebec City by taking in a few local sights.
Closing Reception & Dinner – an opportunity to celebrate, network and conclude the conference. Be sure to expect a few special guest entertainers!