ICIP 2015 Welcome Reception

Location: The Citadelle of Québec

The Citadelle of Québec is the largest British fortress in North America and Canada's oldest military building, dating back to 1693 and the French Regime. It is an integral part of the Québec fortifications and is located on Cape Diamond, the city's highest point. Its walls enclose 300 years of history from the time of New France until today. Known as the Gibraltar of the Americas due of its strategic location, the citadel was recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980 and is part of the Historic District of Old Québec, which was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1985.


See map. 11 minutes walking distance (750 m / 2200 ft)
From the main entrance of the Québec City Convention Centre:

  • Turn left towards Avenue Honoré-Mercier
  • Turn right (uphill) on Honoré-Mercier towards Grande-Allée/Saint-Louis street
  • Continue straight at the roundabout until you reach Grande-Allée/Rue-Louis
  • Turn left on rue Saint-Louis
  • Turn right on Côte de la Citadelle immediately after crossing the Saint-Louis gate
  • Follow indications for ICIP 2015

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Cost: Free with registration.
Additional tickets:
CAD 125 - before August 1, 2015
CAD 150 - after July 31, 2015
Please confirm attendance during registration
IMPORTANT: pick your badge at registration desk beforehand
Dress code: Casual, warm clothes for those wishing to explore a little