Travel & Accommodation

Where is the conference?

The Environment Funders Canada 2023 National Conference will be held at the historic Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, Quebec (1 Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R 4P5).

We are fortunate to be gathering on the land which is the traditional and ancestral territory of the Nitassinan and Wendake-Nionwentsïo (Huron-Wendat) and is covered by the 1760 Huron-Britannique treaty.

Getting there:

Depending on your location, Quebec City is accessible by air, rail or highway. We encourage all conference attendees to make their travel arrangements as early as possible. For air and rail, we have secured discounts with Air Canada, WestJet and VIA Rail for conference attendees. Please use the links and promotion codes below to book your flight or train trips to make sure you are getting the best available price.

The travel period to obtain these discounts is anytime from May 9th – May 21st, 2023.

Flying to Quebec City

Flights should be made in and out of Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)

Air Canada – 5% on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International travel, 10% on standard fares & higher.

Promotion Code: E66TTKK1

West Jet – 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for those travelling internationally. *No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings.

Coupon Code: Guest web/Travel Agent web: 6Q1C2ZS

Promo Code: Travel Agent GDS only: WTP92

Train to Quebec City

Trains should be booked in and out of Quebec Gare du Palais, QC

VIA Rail – 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. *Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.

Promo Code: 14342

Carbon Offsets

We know travel is the largest source of carbon emission associated with a conference. We have included a voluntary $30 carbon offset option in the conference registration. We strongly encourage all registrants to include this modest fee when registering for the conference.  See Conference Greening for more details.

Getting to the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

From the Airport: The Jean-Lesage Airport is about a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Taxi services are available to and from the airport – flat rate $41.40 CAD (day) or $47.60 (overnight).

The hotel is also accessible from the airport via RTC public transit which departs every 30 minutes, every day. Route 80 comes to the city centre where you will need to transfer to the 1 bus which goes direct to the hotel. A RTC ticket vending machine is located near the information desk in the airport terminal building. Regular rates apply. Accepted payment methods are VISA, MasterCard, Interac Flash, Apple Pay and Android Pay. You can plan your trip here.

From the VIA Train Station: The VIA station is about 1 km from the hotel.  Taxi service is available to and from the station (approximately $12 CAD). The RTC route 25 also connects to the hotel, with departures every 20 minutes, every day. 

By Car:  For those driving, the hotel’s address is 1 Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R 4P5.  The hotel parking’s entrance is accessible from St. Louis Street. Valet parking is $35 CAD per 24-hour period, including in and out privileges. This is a preferred conference rate and will be applied to your invoice at checkout.

Book your accommodation now!

Staying at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac will provide you with the most convenient way to experience our conference sessions, meals, networking and social events, as well as access to the hotel’s and recreational facilities. Special room rates starting at $369/night plus taxes are available for all registered participants.

The deadline to secure your room at the discounted group rate is Wednesday, April 19, 2023. After that time, rooms will be subject to availability and be at the regular room rate. We encourage you to make your room reservation immediately after registering for the conference. You can book by clicking the Reservations link below or by contacting the Reservations Department at 418-692- 3861 or the Global Reservations Centre at 1-800-441-1414. Make sure to indicate the conference group code ENVI0822 when you are booking. Please read the cancellation policy below before booking.

Book your room at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Participants can book rooms at the discounted conference rate for stays anytime between May 14– May 21, 2023 inclusive.

Cancellation policy at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Reservations may be cancelled with no penalty if more than 72 hours prior to arrival. If cancellation is within 72 hours, one night deposit is charged.

Conference tickets cancellation policy

A full refund for pre-paid conference ticket(s) will be issued for cancellations that are made before April 10th, 2023. Otherwise, registration fees will be refunded less a $250 cancellation fee per ticket. Refunds for cancelled tickets (less any applicable fee) will be processed either by credit card through Eventbrite or by Electronic Funds Transfer for those who pay direct to EFC via cheque or EFT.  Please contact Ashley at Environment Funders Canada ( or call 647-288-8891 if you need to cancel.