Rare is the city with such direct, quick and privileged access to nature. In addition to the Plains of Abraham, a sprawling urban park near the convention centre, Québec City is only minutes from the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency – home of waterfalls that are higher than Niagara – and Lac Beauport with its year-round activities. The green belt is so close that in less than 30 minutes from the downtown area, Parc de la Jacques-Cartier and its magnificent encased valley, the Duchesnay tourist resort and the Mont-Sainte-Anne four-season resort spread out along the St. Lawrence River. Each of these sites also offers excellent lodging for your comfort and convenience.
Castle Life… With a Modern Twist
The newly renovated Château Mont-Sainte-Anne is very trendy. Many of the 4-star hotel’s rooms received a fresh, contemporary look, ultramodern lofts (EspaceNordik) were added and a hundred luxury suites are being renovated. A total of $7.5 M will have been invested once all the work is completed.
Over time, the 240-room hotel has earned a 4 Green Key rating for its environmental friendliness. It now even offers to help event organizers reduce their ecological footprint.
Located only 30 minutes from Québec City, Château Mont-Sainte-Anne is also equipped with a convention centre offering 36,000 sq. ft. of business space and a prize-winning restaurant serving flavourful dishes made with local and regional organic ingredients. Conference attendees can even take taste workshops, celebrating the Slow Food movement.
Outdoors, there are a multitude of activities to choose from: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing (the largest network of trails east of the Rockies), golfing, mountain biking and many team-building activities, in collaboration with AventureX.
Activities that Stimulate the Heart and Soul… of Your Business
Château Mont-Sainte-Anne is already a top destination for downhill skiers, cross-country skiers and golfers. Of the many outdoor activities that the hotel and surrounding area have to offer, several lend themselves well to team building. AventureX has turned this concept into a specialty: Tyrolean traverses (long suspended cables) and via ferrata (travelling along a cliff while secured by cables and carabiners), the Fort Montmorency challenge (a team event comprising 10 activities: rock climbing, rope ladder, rope bridge, giant slalom with several skiers, etc.) and Défi-entreprises (company challenge, a three-hour circuit to be completed as a group). In each case, the goal is for the team members to communicate, participate, encourage one another and surpass themselves by giving their all.
The Great Outdoors
Lauded for the outdoor activities it offers year-round, Station touristique Duchesnay is the perfect place to get away from it all while continuing to build your business. Located on the banks of Lac Saint-Joseph, exuding an enchanting natural charm, the tourist resort offers a Scandinavian spa and comfortable country lodging as well as an excellent restaurant. Team building activities are also available, including geocaching (searching for hidden markers with the help of a GPS) and Guerre des Tuques, which requires one team to capture the other’s snow fort.
Built on the banks of stunning Lac Beauport, a mere 10 minutes from Québec City, Manoir Saint-Castin is an inviting 4-star hotel with 105 rooms and suites, brand-new condo suites, a spa and vast meeting areas, all with an abundance of windows facing the lake. After your meeting, soak in the sun’s rays on the deck or the beach or take advantage of the numerous activities offered onsite: kayaking, canoeing, pedal boating, snowshoeing and skating on a 3 km ring of ice. Savour regional flavours in the dining room as you take in the gorgeous view.