the Quebec City
is less than two hours’
flying time from New York City,
Philadelphia or Toronto
Strategic access to the markets
The Quebec City metropolitan region is a gateway to both America and Europe thanks to Canada and Quebec’s historic ties with France and the United Kingdom, as well as their tradition of economic openness.
Located only 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the US border, the Quebec City metropolitan region is less than two hours’ flying time from New York City, Philadelphia or Toronto. It holds a strategic geographic position in North America.
From procurement to delivery of finished goods , the just -in-time method and market globalization require speed, flexibility, efficiency and mobility. The Quebec City metropolitan region offers companies an efficient and highquality intermodal platform combining road , rail, maritime and air transport . A clear competitive advantage !
Quebec City International Airport
Located only 20 minutes from downtown, Quebec City’s International Airport offers more than 350 direct flights each week to cities such as Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Paris. Named “Best Airport in North America” in its category at the Airport Service Quality Awards in 2010 and 2011, Quebec City International Airport saw its passenger traffic increase by 50% between 2006 and 2011. More than 1.3 million passengers transit through the facility each year. By 2016, it is expected that new links will be established and more transporters will be represented thanks to a $225 million investment aimed at optimizing the existing infrastructure.
Port of Quebec
The Port of Quebec connects North America’s industrial and agricultural heartland to the rest of the world thanks to its strategic position, infrastructure and wide-ranging and efficient port services. Approximately 29 million tons of cargo transited through the Port in 2011, making it the #1 port authority on the St. Lawrence River in terms of tonnage handled. As the only natural deep-water port serving the St. Lawrence and the US East Coast all year round, the Port can accommodate vessels capable of loading and unloading up to 150,000 tons at a time.
Road and rail transport
The Quebec City metropolitan region’s 4,500 km road network is among the most developed in the country. It links the region to Eastern, Central and Western Canada, as well as to the US border states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Offering complete intermodal transportation services, the region’s rail network provides access to the entire North American continent, including door-to-door freight service.
Industrial and technology parks
The Quebec City metropolitan region is home to a number of industrial and technology parks. Quebec City alone has 14 industrial parks, one technology park and five industrial zones. Two new innovation zones are also in the works on a 400,000 square metres site. Created in 1988, the Quebec Metro High Tech Park was Canada’s first technology park. Today it is home to 100 companies and research centres employing more than 5,000 workers. More than $450 million has been invested in the Park in recent years. Located on the Trans-Canada Highway in the city of Lévis, south sore of Quebec City, Innoparc, a new technology and science park, is a knowledge hub committed to sustainable development.