Special Events & Touristic Tours

Special Events

Icebreaker Cocktail 

Date: Sunday, August 12th, 2018
Cost: Free

Venue: Foyer 4, Québec City Convention Centre

Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Come join us for the first gathering of this meeting!

Drinks and snacks will be served.

Conference Dinner








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Date: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Cost:  $ 95 CAD delegate; $ 110 CAD accompanying person
Venue: The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury (Manège Militaire Voltigeurs de Québec)

Treat yourself to an astonishing evening!
" Located in the heart of Old Québec, the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury is the only military building in Canada to have been recognized as a national historic site...After careful reflection and a major investment, the Armoury has been reimagined today as the only multifunctional hall of its kind in Québec that can accommodate large-scale events. "

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DJ and Dance

Date: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Cost:  Free
Venue: The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury (Manège Militaire Voltigeurs de Québec)
Time:  22:00 pm

Open to all ISC delegates!
Following the Conference Dinner, everyone is invited to join the evening for dance and DJ! 


Touristic Tours

Touristic Tours - Walking Tour of Old Québec, World Heritage Site

First a visit to the Quebec Parliament and its flourishing gardens. A unique structure of architectural style inspired by the expansion of the Louvre in Paris. The tour stops onto Place d’Armes to enjoy its grandiose fountain statute. Close by, the tour continues to the Château Frontenac and its Dufferin Terrasse, a magnificent boardwalk overlooking the St. Lawrence River and offering a breathtaking view. Then is the Seminary of Québec, founded in 1663. Now occupied by the Architecture School of Laval University, this institution is a remarkable collection of buildings erected around enclosed courtyards. Following is the spectacular interior of the Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral. Then continuing to the Lower Town, finding ourselves in the middle of Place Royale where Samuel de Champlain founded Québec in 1608. Discover the restored houses of merchant families from the New France era. Let’s wander into cobblestone streets and historic houses and take a peek at the Royal Battery facing the river for defence of the city. A ride in the Funicular will bring you back to the upper part of the city. Time to appreciate the St-Lawrence River’s panorama and a spectacular view of the lower town from a 45-degree angle.

Date: Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Preliminary schedule:

13:30 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre
Guided walking tour
Upper town: Place d’Armes, Dufferin Terrace, Seminary of Québec, Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral and more
Lower town:  Place Royale, Restored houses of merchant families from the New France Cobblestone streets, Funicular and more
15:30 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

Minimum participants required: 15
Cost: $ 45 CAD

Touristic Tours - Visit and dinner at a Traditional Huron Site

The trip to the Traditional Huron Site located on the Huron-Wendat reservations a unique opportunity to discover the history, culture and lifestyle of Hurons of the past and of today.

« The evolutionary path of the Americas has to a certain extent historically tied our people. While visiting our recreated village and by letting yourselves be carried away by our stories, you will discover the hidden faces of the Huron way of life. We trust your stay amongst us will bring a better understanding of our evolution and culture ».

Mario Gros-Louis 
Owner and founder

Date: Monday, August 13th, 2018

Preliminary schedule:

- 19:00 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre by bus
- 19:25 Arrival at the Traditional Huron Site and visit of the boutique
- 20:00 Guided tour
Visit of the Annonchia, the long house, where you will be introduced to the traditional way of life and the social organization at the time of the arrival of the Europeans. Techniques of food preservation (smoked and dried meats). Remind yourself of the old means of transportation. Receive an initiation to the spiritual life of the Huron people, including a sweat lodge and traditional medicine. Visit a giant tipi, find out about the different First Nations and learn about the present situation of the Huron-Wendat people.
- 21:00 Traditional meal (menu subject to modification)
o Terrine (game meat)
o Traditional soup of the day and bannock (Indian bread)
o Tender roe cubes bourguignon, accompanied by wild rice and traditional vegetables. Home-style cake served with a savory maple sauce.
o Wild tea
- 22:00 Native show
The sacred dances and ceremonies were traditionally performed to thank the Creator for the good harvest of wild fruits and corn during the fall season. The Huron-Wendat also performed those dances during special holidays, usually held between the first and the thirteenth moon. At the end of the show, visitors are invited to participate in the friendship dance. That dance was usually performed to strengthen the bonds between different nations.
- 23:00 Departure from the Traditional Huron Site by bus
- 23:20 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

Minimum participants required: 35
Cost: $ 70 CAD

Touristic Tours - Sugar Shack Dinner at La Sucrerie Blouin

La Sucrerie Blouin invites you to relive the good old days in a typical sugar shack. You will enjoy the traditional method of collecting maple sap and boiling it over a woodstove in the old-fashioned way. You will have a very enjoyable « Sugar Party » in a picturesque setting in the sugar bush on the shores of the St. Lawrence River.


- Traditional meal (all you can eat, served at the table)
- Toffee on snow
- Explanation of the making of maple syrup
- Sleigh ride pulled by horses
- Dance hall
- Traditional music
- Sale of maple products

Date: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Preliminary schedule:

19:00 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre by bus
19:45 Arrival at the Sucrerie Blouin
20:00 All-you-can-eat dinner
20:45 to 22:45 Exploring the site
22:45 Departure
23:30 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

Minimum number of participants: 35
Cost: $ 55 CAD

Touristic Tours - Tadoussac Bus-Whale Express Package

Unique guided sightseeing tour: aboard a tour bus, let us take you to the whales, in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
Board the AML Grand Fleuve, a comfortable and secure boat with passionate naturalist-guides, for an exciting and memorable whale watching experience. The AML Grand Fleuve, offers its passengers the best view of whales: blue whales, fin whales, mink whale, humpback whales, belugas, etc. With its glassed-in panoramic decks, its terraces and observation platform, the boat provides unparalleled visibility

Breathtaking scenery, a privileged contact with nature and a memorable encounter with the giants of the sea
Includes lunch and snack

Date: Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Preliminary schedule:
08:30 Departure from the lobby of the hôtel Hilton
12:30 Arrival at Baie-Ste-Catherine
13:30 Whale watching cruise (3h)
16:45 Return from Baie-Ste-Catherine to Québec City
20:00 Arrival - Place d’Armes

Minimum participants required: 5
Cost: $ 200 CAD

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Regular Registration
(Online registration will be closed on August 5th, onsite registration will be available)

August 13-17, 2018

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