Quebec City named the best cultural destination in the world

Oct 6 2016, 6:48 pm

Now you really have no excuse not to visit Quebec City.

Quebec City has been named the leading cultural destination in the world at the Leading Culture Destinations gala held in London on October 3.

The Leading Cultural Destinations Awards are run by international cultural ambassadors and are supported by The New York Times which makes them quite the authority.

Quebec City beat out several other international cities including Los Angeles, California, and Lyon, France.

The Deputy Mayor of Quebec City, Michelle Morin-Doyle was on site in London to accept the award on the city’s behalf.

Of the win, Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume shared “Our unique character and knack for innovation were a deciding factor. But most of all, the jury was impressed by our bold cultural activities, like the Pierre Lassone Pavilion at Musee national des beaux-arts du Québec. We did not solicit this award – we were recommended by ambassadors from around the world. That makes this international recognition truly exceptional. I hope the residents of Quebec City will be proud of it!” 

We think it’s safe to say that this a wonderful honour for Quebec City and the entire province of Quebec.