Quebec City Travel Newsletter April update

A newsletter from Québec City Tourism
April 21, 2008, Vol. 5, no. 5
Dancing in the moon light!
The Walking Road is another can't miss event in 2008. Held on the evening of August 15, 2008, this show will render spectacular homage to the St. Lawrence River. When the full moon rises, the banks and water will turn into a giant floating dance floor. Acrobatics, fire and water effects, megaprojection, dance, world rhythms and electronic music all await you at this gathering.

Roxanne St-Pierre
Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec
418 648-2008, # 560
[email protected]

KIUGWE: The Great Meeting
Discover the Huron-Wendat nation through its myths, stories and legends. The KIUGWE presentation will take participants to the heart of the Wendake village and the Kabir Kouba falls before ending in the new outdoor amphitheatre. The show will premier on July 17, 2008 and then be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 18 to September 7, 2008. Tickets are available on the Billetech network.


Geneviève Breton
Triomphe marketing et communication
418 527-3326
1 866 551-9222
[email protected]
www.tourismewendake.ca/evenement.php?even=18&langue=en

An award of excellence for the Wendake hotel-museum!
Barely three weeks after its official opening, the Wendake Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations was rewarded for its excellence in real estate by the Urban Development Institute of Quebec. The award acknowledges the hotel's original design, combining a museum of Huron-Wendat culture and a distinctive hotel service. The complex cost $26.1 million to build.

Geneviève Breton
Triomphe marketing et communication
418 527-3326
1 866 551-9222
[email protected]
www.hotelpremieresnations.ca/

Québec City, A New Addition
Residents and visitors can enjoy a new 2.5 km walking and multi-purpose path along the St. Lawrence River, named Promenade Samuel de Champlain. There are rest areas, services, wharfs, marshes, gardens, interpretative trails and sports facilities to enjoy along the way. The official inauguration will take place on June 24. For a virtual tour, click here.

Another gift from the Québec government to underline the city's 400th anniversary, the Montmorency falls will be lit up, completely transforming the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency's star attraction. If you would like a front row seat to this stunning sight, Manoir Montmorency offers reception rooms for your next meeting, banquet, gala, cocktail evening or special event.

Sylvie Walter
Office du tourisme de Québec
641-6654, # 5482
[email protected]

Promenade Samuel-De Champlain

A Fresco to Celebrate 350 Years of History
The Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine is celebrating its 350th anniversary this year. In addition to a number of activities, this historic year will culminate in the unveiling of an immense 180 square metres fresco, the 12th of its kind in the region. Painted in trompe-l'oil style, the fresco will include five scenes reminiscent of post cards popular in that era. To learn more about the events planned in celebration of the shrine's 350th anniversary, click here.

Nathalie Demers
Communication Opinion
418 640-5200
[email protected]inion.com

Murale Création

Celebrating Leisure!
The 10th World Leisure Congress will be held from October 6 to 10, 2008 at the Québec City Convention Centre. Over 1 200 people from 40 or so countries are expected to attend. Why not take advantage of this important event to think about the role leisure plays in your life? The Musée de la civilisation invites you to take a surprising look at leisure in its new "Free Time" exhibit, on until September 2009.

Pascale Savard
URLS de Québec
418 877-6233
[email protected]

Idra Labrie

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