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2nd Best Sports City in Canada

Québec City, capital of the province of Québec, Canada, boasts all the advantages of large urban centres in North America and great outdoor faci­lities only a few minutes from downtown. Green, clean, safe and blessed with some of the best hospitality and entertainment facilities, Québec City is the ultimate destination for sports events as well as leisure, business or incentive travel.

© Photo: Luc-Antoine Couturier

The greatest challenge for any event organizer is to find a destination that has top-notch in­frastructures, residents that are more than happy to take part in events and an interesting city that can entertain, offer cultural activities and tourist attractions for both participants and spectators. The Québec City region has succee­ded hands down! Our partners, hosts and expe­rienced organizers are ready to welcome you. They will lend you their expertise by helping you prepare a most successful event. The availability of qualified volunteers in the area also means that Québec City can more readily host high-ca­libre events. The support from the community is also outstanding with spectators flocking to watch events in all seasons and in any weather.

It will be our pleasure to welcome you!

© Photo: Grand Prix Cycliste Québec

The Sport Side of Québec City

Whether you’re organizing a winter or summer event, Québec City has exceptional venues for any type of sports such as :

  • 1 multifunctional amphitheatre
  • 1 university multi-sport complex (Université Laval)
  • 18 indoor skating rinks
  • 24 indoor pools
  • 1 indoor speed skating rink (2020)
  • 2 gymnastic courts
  • 54 baseball fields and 1 covered stadium
  • 166 outdoor soccer fields (football)
  • 7 alpine ski stations located at less than an hour from downtown
  • Urban sites that immerse competitors in the city centre

Over the last 30 years, more than a hundred national and international sports events have been held in Québec City and area, including world championships, world cups and world tour legs in various sports, boxing matches as well as sports conventions.

Québec City also hosts numerous international meetings and conventions every year and many annual events including the Quebec City Winter Carnival, the largest winter carnival, the interna­tionally acclaimed Summer Festival and so much more.

Events Successfully Hosted in Québec City

Canadian National Taekwondo Championships


Elite Canada 2018 (Gymnastics)


Canada Cup - Fencing


2017 National Women’s under 18 Championship (Hockey)


Canadian Karate Championships


FIS cross-country World Cup final


Ski Tour Canada (Cross country skiing)


The 2015 Conversation - Women in sports


Winter World Masters Games


Québec ITU Winter Triathlon


FIS Snowboarding World Championships

2013, 2017

SportAccord Convention


Sprint Québec – FIS cross-country World Cup


FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour / Québec Open Jeep 2011


ISU Grand Prix Finale


NCAA basketball - Maine vs. Rouge et Or (M)


IIHF Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships


Special Olympics National Games


Canadian Adult Recreational Hockey World Cup


World Taekwondo Championships (ITF)


World Tumbling and Trampoline Championships


Red Bull Crashed Ice

2005 to 2016

World Police & Fire Games


Memorial Cup (Ice hockey)


World Masters Cross-Country Skiing Championships


Skate Canada International

2002 and 2007

World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships

2000 and 2006

Biathlon World Cup


UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships

1998 and 2010

Annual Sports Events


Vélirium – Mountain Bike World Cup

Transat Québec/St-Malo

Québec City Marathon -

Tour de Beauce (road cycling)

Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (Part of the official UCI World Tour circuit)


Coupe Banque Nationale (women’s tennis)


Québec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

Pentathlon des Neiges

Snowboard World Cup 


Québec Open Karaté

© Photo: André-Olivier Lyra

Fast Facts

  • Québec City ranked 2nd Canadian city for sports events according to the 2018 GSI Canada Index.
  • Quebec City was voted Best city in Canada 2016 according to Travel and Leisure reader’s choice.
  • Capital of the province of Québec and seat of the National Assembly
  • Area : 9,000 km2 (3,475 square miles)
  • Population: 638,000 of which 95% are French-speaking; English is widely spoken in all service industries, tourist and shopping areas
  • More than 4.9 million tourists in 2011, including more than 1.0 million from 75 countries other than Canada
  • $1.40 billion in annual tourism spending in 2011
  • Hotel capacity: 17,250 rooms
  • Jean-Lesage International Airport: 16 kilometres (10 miles) from downtown
  • Easily accessible by car with a vast highway network and by train
  • Quality of life: one of the safest regions in North America
  • A healthy environment: clean air and plenty of green spaces
  • Voted Best value destination in 2016 by Lonely Planet
  • Nature, wilderness, beautiful panoramas, 5 national parks and many outdoor playgrounds within a 20-minute drive from the city

Québec City Business Destination: Your MVP!

  • With the collaboration of over 1,000 businesses in our membership, we provide turnkey services
  • Bid book preparation assistance
  • Availability research (hotel rooms, meeting rooms, restau­rants and attractions)
  • Consulting services (excursions, social activities, theme events, programs, etc.)
  • Site inspections
  • Promotional material
  • Tourist literature


Let’s team up! Contact us now!

Ariane Croteau
Account Executive, Sports Market
Québec City Business Destination
418.649.7711 #4047



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