Hôtel Château Laurier
1220 Place George V O,
Québec, QC G1R 5B8 Canada
Tel.: +1 (418) 522-8108
The SCO-SOC Québec 2019 secretariat and organizers cannot be held liable for personal accidents, loss of or damage to private property of the congress participants and accompanying persons, either during, or directly arising from SCO-SOC Québec 2019. Participants should make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.
Average temperatures in Québec City during the month of August generally 26°C.
There are many underground parking spaces close to the Centre. More specifically, Marie-Guyart complex (Complex G), Place Québec, Delta Hotel and finally in the Place D’Youville parking lot all linked by underground connections. These lots operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please click here to consult the SCO-SOC Québec 2019 Language policy.
Policy on children's attendance at the conference
Please click here to consult the policy on children's attendance at the conference and the work-family balance for SCO-SOC Québec 2019.
Get to know what field trips are planned for the conference by visiting the Field trip section.
Travel Information – Getting Here
Québec City is easily accessible by plane, car and train. It is about an hour and a half from New York, Detroit or Toronto by plane. From Montréal, it is a less than three hours by car or 50 minutes by plane.
Located 16 km from the city’s centre, the Jean-Lesage International Airport welcomes more than 700,000 passengers a year from North American, South American and European destinations.
Travel is convenient with direct flights from Paris, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, and all major U.S. hubs on the east coast: Boston, Detroit, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia (some flights only available seasonally).
There are many flights coming from U.S. cities and from all major Canadian cities, as well as numerous departures every week from many countries with only one connection.
The Jean-Lesage International Airport is located 16 km (10 miles) from the centre of the city. Taxis fare from the airport to the city centre is a flat Can$34.25. All of these services accept major credit cards.
Air Canada (www.aircanada.com)
Reservations: +1 888 247 2262
Information: +1 888 422 7533
Porter Airlines (www.flyporter.com)
Reservations: +1 888 619 8622
Reservations: +1 888 937 8538 (+1 888 WESTJET)
Reservations: +1 800 241 4141 (International)/ +1 800 221 1212 (Domestic)
Air Transat (www.airtransat.com)
Reservations: 1 866 255 4871
Two train stations serve Québec City and its surrounding areas. Via Rail Canada offers daily services between Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City. There are up to five daily connections between Montréal and Québec City.
Québec City features two inter-city bus terminals. The Orléans Express Network serves many cities and there are several connections between Montréal and Québec City.
Highway 20 (autouroute Jean-Lesage) runs along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, and Highway 40 (autoroute Félix-Leclerc) is the north shore access to the city. For delegates from the Northeastern U.S., or Eastern and Central Canada, car travel is a viable option. The province 4,500 km highway network is among the most developed in Canada and links the city to the rest of Canada and United States.
Taxi Coop Québec
Tel.: +1 418 525 5191
Taxi Coop Sainte-Foy – Sillery
Tel.: 418 653 7777
Tel.: 418 651 2727
There is a 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) in effect in Canada and a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of 9.975% in the Province of Québec, for a combined tax rate of 14.975%. These taxes are applicable to most items and are not refundable. An additional 3,5% is also applicable on hotel accommodation.
Useful Links and Maps
The Québec City official website and the Official tourist site of the Gouvernement du Québec contain up-to-date tourist information including public transport information and maps.
SCO-SOC Québec 2019 / Conferium
425, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Québec QC G1S 1S2 Canada
Tel.: +1 418 522 8182
Toll free (Canada and U.S.): +1 800 618 8182