December 2014

Ivanhoé Cambridge unveils the historic restoration of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Ivanhoé Cambridge today unveiled the results of its major restoration of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, one of the world's most iconic and photographed hotels. Following an initial investment of approximately $9 million for masonry work and for the replacement of the copper roof of the building, a second investment of $66 million was allocated to reposition the hotel, bringing the total investment to approximately $75 million. These investments enable the Château Frontenac to continue its long tradition of unmatched hospitality in a new contemporary spirit that respects its history.


Battlefields Park mobile app launched - My Mobile Plains: An interactive map and so much more

This morning the National Battlefields Commission launched My Mobile Plains at the Discovery Pavilion of the Plains of Abraham. The new free mobile app, available in both English and French for multiple platforms, brings together technology and history to enhance the park user experience. Of particular note is the information-rich interactive map of the park featuring close to 200 points of interest. Clicking on these points brings users to a range of augmented reality features, games, videos, stories, and a wealth of photographs—content that will be updated on a continuous basis.


The Port of Quebec sets Record Affluence

The Port of Quebec reached a new peak affluence on October 3, when six cruise ships with over 15,000 cruise passengers and 5,000 crew members were able to enjoy the beauty of the city and the hospitality of its people.


The Port of Québec welcomes its one millionth cruise ship passenger

In October, the Port of Québec welcomed its one millionth passenger since the construction of the Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal in 2002. The passenger arrived October 9 aboard the Seabourn Quest, a ship belonging to Holland America Line (HAL).


Rue du Petit Champlain officially Canada’s prettiest street

The results of the national survey from Great Places in Canada, sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Planning are in and Quebec City has a winner. It has been declared by the Institute that the prettiest street in Canada for 2014 is rue du Petit Champlain situated in the lower town of Old Quebec.