The Conference will take place in the
Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, located at 2325 de la rue de l'Université, Quebec, G1V 0A6. Some workshops will take place in the Pavillon La Laurentienne.


Services and activities
Travelling around Quebec City


You have access to parking within the Alphonse-Desjardins building. There are also other areas to park situated close to the building. In all cases you will have to purchase a daily parking permit at one of the fifteen payment machines located in the visitor parking areas at Laval University at a cost of $14 per day. The payment machines accept payment by cash or credit card. The parking permit will allow you to park anywhere, except at metered parking spaces. There is a payment machine located in the interior parking area of the Desjardins building. For further information about where to park, we recommend that you consult the parking map.

We recommend that you are vigilant about security. The Quebec City police department is very active on the campus. For more information, please consult the or contact the parking services department by telephone (418) 656-3359 or by email at the following address:

Services and activities

Inside the Alphonse-Desjardins building you can take advantage of a number of services. These incluse:

- Financial services (cash points on site) : Caisse populaire Desjardins
- Bookshop : Zone Bookshop - Université Laval where you can purchase books, stationery, reference
materials etc.
- The Université Laval shop which sells clothes and promotional items in the University’s colours
- A pub and a wide range of food services. The cafeteria is open daily, Monday to Friday, opening at
7.30 in the morning.
- A convenience store, Chez Alphonse, where you can purchase bus tickets for the Réseau de
transport de la Capitale (RTC), phone cards, magazines etc. Open Monday to Friday, from 7.00am to
- A photocopying centre
- A hairdressing salon : Salon Uni-coupe (418) 656-2400 
- A car rental company : Discount - Car and truck rental (418) 656-3560
- A travel agency : Voyages Campus / Travel Cuts

On the campus you will also have access to:

- A Library for the humanities and social sciences, located at the Jean-Charles-Bonenfant building. At
this time of the year the library is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 9.00pm, but closed
Saturday and Sunday.
- The Physical Education and Sports Pavilion (in French, PEPS): swimming pool, gymnasium, jogging
track etc.Even if you are not a member, you will be able to take advantage of the sporting
facilities, the cost of which is dependent upon the activity selected
- The Roger-Van den Hende botanical garden

Travelling aroung Quebec City

1. Transit services

The most affordable way to get around Quebec City is to take a Capital Transport network bus (RTC). The metro buses (routes 800 and 801) run between Sainte-Foy (Université Laval) and downtown Quebec City/Old Quebec every three minutes at peak times and every 10 to 15 minutes during off-peak times. The cost of a one-way ticket is CDN
$2.60, and exact change is required. You may also purchase a one-day ticket for CDN$6.45. You can buy these tickets at the Chez Alphonse convenience store in the Alphonse-Desjardins building, the conference venue.

2. Taxis

Several taxi firms serve different sectors of the city. The base fare is CDN$3.30 plus CDN$1.60 per kilometre.

Taxi Coop Quebec : 418-525-5191
Taxi Coop Sainte-Foy/Sillery : 418-653-7777
Taxi Laurier : 418-651-2727
Taxi Québec : 418-525-8123

Inside the Alphonse-Desjardins building, as in many of the public buildings in the city, you will find public telephones located in the main entrance which will enable you to call a number of these firms directly and free of charge.

3. Car rental

For those who wish to do so, it is possible to rent a vehicle:

Discount : 418-656-3560 (branch located at the Alphonse-Desjardins building)
Avis : 418-872-2861
- Budget : 1-800-268-8970
- Enterprise : 418-861-8820
- Hertz : 418-871-1571

It is not mandatory to have an international driving licence. However, it is strongly recommended that you have one should your own documents be written in a language other than French or English.

4. Écolobus

To get around Old Quebec, you can utilise the services of Écolobus, an electric bus which is non-polluting and quiet, helping to maintain a high quality environment in Old Quebec. The service is free at all times.