Québec is one of the world's most beautiful cities, and the Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure. The area's European appeal and North American lifestyle, complete with a storied history, thriving arts scene, and vibrant French-speaking culture, make it truly one of a kind.
The birthplace of French North America and the only walled city north of Mexico, Québec is an open-air treasure chest that will delight history and culture buffs alike. Visitors flock to Old Québec. This fortified part of the city exudes Old World charm, with winding, cobblestoned streets and a profusion of boutiques, museums, and attractions. From timeless Grande Allée to the trendy Saint-Roch neighborhood, Québec City is a place to slow down and savor the finer things in life. Take your time-there's a stellar lineup of cultural and sporting activities, exciting events, festivals, plays, shows, museums, and concerts to enjoy.
Often called the gourmet capital of North America, the city is also tops for casual food, not to mention sidewalk cafés, bistros, and wine and cheese! Eating well in Québec City is part of the lifestyle, and the terrific cuisine is one of the best reasons to visit. Historic Old Québec has over 100 restaurants alone!
Québec City has been showered with all kinds of awards from the tourism industry. The November 2013 issue of Condé Nast Traveler ranked it first best destination in Canada, third in America, and tenth in the world! In Travel+Leisure (Summer 2013), Québec City ranks first among the top destinations in Canada and eighth in North America in the «World' s Best Awards 2013».
The region can be easily accessed by highway. Train and plane connections are also very convenient, with dozens of daily flights to and from Jean Lesage International Airport just 16 km from downtown.
|The Morrin Centre, SUM 2015’s Venue|
The SUM 2015 Conference will take place in the Morrin Centre located in the historical quarter of Quebec City. Morrin Centre’s address is 44 Chaussée des Écossais, Quebec City, Quebec, postal code G1R 4H3, phone number 1-418-694-9147.
Founded in 1824, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec was the first learned society in Canada. Its history is linked to the intellectual development of Quebec and Canada. The Society led the restoration of the Morrin Centre, which it now runs.
As an English-speaking cultural centre located in the historical quarter of Quebec City, the Morrin Centre strives to be a leading cultural institution of national standing, providing the Francophone and Anglophone public with rich, engaging programming in the areas of heritage interpretation, education, and the arts. Building upon our building’s history and key institutions, our programming aims to provide historical perspective on Quebec City’s unique French-English heritage, develop enhanced educational opportunities for youth, and act as a springboard for artistic creativity. Through its community outreach, the Morrin Centre serves as an important bridge between the Anglophone and Francophone communities of Quebec City, helping to understand our common past and envision our future.
Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure, is North America's most European city, filled with museums and other historic attractions. Québec's beautiful Old Town (Vieux-Québec) is the only North American fortified city north of Mexico whose walls still exist.
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|Getting to Québec City and to the Morrin Centre|
Québec City is strategically located with links to the world’s major hubs. The city is well connected and easily accessible via Jean Lesage International Airport, Via Rail Canada, and an excellent highway network. The Port of Québec is one of Canada’s largest with a terminal that welcomes cruise ships from the world over.
General information about the Morrin Center and how to get there can be found here.
Once you reach the Morrin Centre, there’s no better way to get around than walking – Québec City is one of Canada’s 10 most walkable cities. And if you’re not in the mood for a stroll, you have a host of other transportation options to see the city and outlying areas, including the Ecolobus, an eco-friendly way to visit the city.
Learn more about getting around Québec City.