XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress

September 11-15, Québec City Convention Center
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Tourist / Guest Program

You can discover Québec City on foot or by stopping by the Tourist Bureau or asking the Hotel concierge for great tips. Visit the Discover Québec City section of the website for complete details and exciting ideas.

In addition, the IMPC Organizing committee has lined up a number of exciting tours -some historical, some cultural, others simply entertaining. The following outings can be reserved at a price through registration, Seats are limited.

Sunday September 11

Credit: Tourism Quebec

Walking Tour
Departure: 13:30
Return: 15:30

Discover the city at a leisurely pace with this guided walking tour through all the important sites of Old Quebec. Explore Upper and Lower town, Old Port and Petit-Champlain area while a professional Quebec guide tells you all about the architecture, marking events, and history of the city. The tour meanders next to Quebec historical sites such as the Citadel/Musée Royal 22e Régiment, Chateau Frontenac, Quebec fortifications, Place Royale and uncovers many hidden Quebec sites!

Cost: $25 includes tour guide
(Mininum 10, maximum 200)


Monday September 12

Credit: Croisières AML

Whale Watching Cruise
Departure: 8:30
Return: 19:45 (beware that MetSoc Banquet will start at 19:00)

Experience a unique and intimate encounter with the giants of the sea. An exciting wildlife adventure and a privileged contact with the whales and various marine species of the St. Lawrence River await you in this 3-hour cruise. See the whales up close aboard a safe zodiac, piloted by a certified naturalist-captain. With their passion for wildlife, the guides will reveal the most interesting details about the St. Lawrence River, its ecosystem, flora and fauna.

Cost: $125 includes transportation and cruise. Lunch not included.
(Minimum 20, maximum 250)


Tuesday September 13


Credit: Jean Sylvain

City & Countryside tour
Departure: 9:00
Return: 18:00

An ideal way to see just what Québec has to offer. Start with a complete visit through Old Québec aboard a deluxe bus to see the city’s landmarks. Discover the Plains of Abraham, Latin Quarter, ramparts, Chateau Frontenac, National Assembly, Basilica, City Hall, Place-Royale, Citadel and a glimpse of modern Quebec City. Then, discover the charm of the Côte-de-Beaupré region and the Island of Orleans. The tour will stop to visit the Montmorency Falls, Ste-Anne de Beaupré Basilica and it’s world famous Shrine, Albert Gilles copper museum, a traditional bakery and the Island’s chocolate factory.

Cost: $75 includes transportation, guide and entrance fees. Lunch not included.
(Minimum 10, maximum 200)