Travel information

All you want to know about your trip to Québec City


Québec City Convention Centre
1000 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Québec City, QC G1R 5T8
T: +1-888-679-4000 (toll free)
F: +1-418-644-6455

Need a visa or an eTA?

Find out if you need a biometrics, and Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a Visitor Visa. We strongly suggest that you begin the process as soon as possible to avoid delays. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa or an eTA. You can request a Visa letter during the registration process. The organizers will not provide financial support. Please check with the Canadian embassy or consulate for the specific requirements for your country.

Biometrics Passport

The biometric requirement is now mandatory for nationals of Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas. For additional information on whether or not you require a biometric, please refer to our fast facts about Biometrics.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization(eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.

Visitor visa

Some travellers need a visa to come to Canada by any method of travel – plane, car, bus, train, or cruise ship. Please find the list of countries here.


French and English are Canada's two official languages. French is the predominant language in Québec City. However, most of the restaurants, shops, attractions and services have bilingual staff. The official language of the conference is English. All abstract submissions and presentations must be in English. Simultaneous translation will not be available.

Weather (yes, we have a summer)

Average temperatures in Québec City during the month of June are expected to range from 14-19°C (57-66°F). Rainfalls are possible.

Get around

Public transportation

Réseau de transport de la Capitale covers the terrirory of Québec City. You can buy tickets or bus pass at various points of sale. To have live information about schedule and routes, use the RTC Nomade services.

Currency, Banking, ATM and 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).

Don't be surprised by the sale taxe

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.

Have fun !

Québec City, cradle of french civilization in North American and UNESCO World Heritage site, welcomes you. As a bonus to this new edition of AO4ELT, we hope you will have the opportunity to visit our city and enjoy the many beauties it has to offer.