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Quebec Conference: open for bookings

Make the International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference 2016 a definite diary date - Friday 29 and Saturday 30 January 2016


You can book your place at the International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference 2016 here. 

The venue 

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is a hotel and conference centre which epitomises luxury and grandeur.  Towering above the City of Quebec and dominating the skyline with breathtaking views across the St Lawrence River, it has become one of the most iconic and photographed hotels in the world.
It is named after the flamboyant French governor Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac and his coat-of-arms can be seen on the outside wall of the entry arch and many other areas within the hotel and was originally designed as the ideal stopover for railway travellers.  Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac was built by the general manager of Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway William Van Horne in the late 19th century. 
Countless personalities have graced Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac with their presence.  Everyone from the young to the old, music and film stars, sports personalities and political figures, have enjoyed discovering this unique luxury resort and delight in returning again and again.

Who should attend?

The conference is a must-attend event, open to everyone involved in Sail Training for young people and Tall Ships events.

 ·         Vessel operators

·         Sail Training programme providers

·         Ports already contracted or seeking to host a Sail Training International event

·         Representatives of Endorsed Events

·         Anyone with an interest in Sail Training and Tall Ships races and regattas.

Explore Quebec

Quebec City is considered the crown jewel of French Canada and is one of the oldest settlements in North America. The Old Town is a picturesque World Heritage site, filled with 17th and 18th century houses, towered over by the magnificent Château Frontenac.

Packed with museums and cobbled streets that are ripe for exploration, the Old Town has a distinct Old-Europe vibe full of classic bistros and sidewalk cafes. But beyond the walls of the city, the neighbouring towns of Porte St-Louis and Porte St-Jean have plenty to offer too. Also in the surrounding area, the Plains of Abraham is a vast national park with major historic significance.

Quebec City stages fantastic entertainment all through the summer. Musicians, acrobats and period-costumed actors are scattered throughout the streets and festivity fills the air. This is a unique city in a fantastic part of the world and the opportunities for relaxation, adventure and enjoyment here are of the highest quality.

Experience the Winter Carnival 

With an average natural snowfall of over 400cm each year, Quebec is the perfect winter playground.  In fact the white stuff is the guest of honour at all the winter festivals. 

From January 29 to February 14 2016, Quebec hosts one of the world's largest winter carnivals.  Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the Quebec Winter Carnival to enjoy a host of activities for all ages, including snow bath, night parades, snow slides, giant football, snow sculptures, shows, sleigh rides, and skating.  The carnival is a unique winter experience you won't want to miss!




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