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Get Ready for Québec 2013!
The host city for 2013 is Québec City, capital of the province of Québec, Canada. Dating back to 1608, it is one of North America’s oldest cities and includes many 17th and 18th century buildings. The city was built in the French feudal style, with a Lower City where people lived, worked and traded and an Upper City on Cape Diamond where residents could flee to Fort St. Louis in case of attack. Many of those elements still remain to this day, including the city walls. Quebec City was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the best example of a fortified city in North America: it is truly unique!
When you attend the GWA Symposium in Quebec City, you’ll find the city’s rich history literally at your doorstep. The Symposium hotel, the Quebec City Hilton, is just outside the walls of Vieux Québec (the Old City). You’re only minutes away from the city’s best restaurants, its cobblestone streets, its picturesque buildings, and its friendly citizens. It’s a safe city – consistently the safest big city in Canada! You can go anywhere, any time. And the entire old city is entirely walkable, with no point more than 15 minutes stroll from the hotel. If you wander down to the Lower City (and you really should!) and don’t want to face climbing back up, you’ll find a funicular railway that will carry you back to the top in just a few minutes.
If I were you, I’d plan to either arrive early or to stay on. It’s true that GWA will be showing you the horticultural highlights of the city but there is much, much more to discover. After all, it is regularly voted the most beautiful city in North America. Don’t you think you should plan on spending some extra time there?
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Whether you’re exhibiting, sponsoring or attending the GWA symposium in Quebec, check out our travel documents page to make sure all your paperwork is complete!
Plan ahead for Pittsburgh, PA in 2014. Save the date for the 66th Annual Symposium. Join us August 8-11, 2014 at the Westin Convention Center.
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