The International Conference on Polyphenols and Health will be held at the Québec City Convention Centre, a new and modern central facility where all participants will be able to network and share experiences in a friendly environment. It is located in the old part of the City and is offering a unique mix of North American life-style and European ambiance with its beautiful architecture, fine restaurants, magnificent monuments, old streets and gorgeous rivers perspective.
Québec City Convention Centre
1000, boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Québec QC G1R 5T8
Tel.: +1 418 644 4000
Toll free (Canada and U.S.): 1 888 679 4000
Fax: +1 418 644 6455
French and English are Canada's two official languages. French is the predominant language in Québec City. However, most, if not all, banks, hotels, airline offices, shops, and key visitor attractions have multilingual staff. The official language of the congress is English. All abstract submissions and presentations must be in English.
Some participants may require a visa to enter Canada. Please check with the Canadian embassy or consulate for the specific requirements for your country. We strongly suggest that you begin the process as soon as possible to avoid any delay. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa. The organisers will not provide any financial support.
Find out if you need a visa: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
List of Canadian embassies and consulates: http://travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies
Letter of Invitation
Upon request, the secretariat of the ICPH2017 will send an invitation letter. This invitation is meant only to verify the name, dates, location and purpose of the congress to obtain a visa or travel funds. This letter is in no way a commitment of the organising committee towards the participant.
The ICPH2017 secretariat and organisers cannot assume liability for personal accidents, loss of or damage to private property of the congress participants and accompanying persons, either during, or directly arising from the ICPH2017. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.
Visitors are not covered by Canadian health insurance plans. Check with your personal medical plan before leaving your home country to ensure you have adequate travel insurance.
Average temperatures in Québec City during the month of October are expected to range from 2-11°C (35.1-51.3°F).
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. It is a less than a three-hour drive from Montréal, 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.
There are many flights coming from U.S. cities and from all major Canadian cities and numerous departures per week from various countries with only one stop.
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
United Airlines (www.united.com)
Reservations: +1 800 538 2929 (International)/1 800 864 8331 (Domestic)
Reservations: 1 888 937 8538 (1 888 WESTJET)
US Airways (www.usairways.com)
Reservations: 1 888 240 4770
American Airlines (www.aa.com)
Reservations: 1 800 433 7300
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 (autoroute 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 the United States.
Taxi Coop Québec - Phone: 418 525 5191
Taxi Coop Sainte-Foy – Sillery - Phone: 418 653 7777
Taxi Laurier - Phone: 418 651 2727
Taxi Québec - Phone: 418 525 8123
Currency, Banking, ATM & Credit Cards
The currency is the Canadian dollar.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and at foreign currency exchange offices either at the Airport or at other locations throughout the city.
Bank debit or credit cards are the most convenient means of getting cash at the many Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs). ATMs are spread throughout the city and accept cards with the Interac, Plus, and Cirrus networks. Most are in operation 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Most businesses accept U.S. currency and traveler’s cheque, as well as major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express).
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.
The electrical current is the same as in the United States: 110 volts AC at 60Hz. Adapters are required for electrical devices from other countries.
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.