Convention Center

Welcome reception and Symposium at Université Laval, Pavillon Gene-H.-Kruger    
2405 Rue de la Terrasse
Québec, QC G1V 0A6
Tel.: (418) 656-2131

The Gene-H.-Kruger building is the hub of teaching, innovation and development of wood sciences at Laval University. It provides a showcase for the use of engineered wood products in construction, elements of which are featured in the labs, classrooms, meeting venues and administrative buildings that comprise this 8,000 m2 complex.

Awards and achievements :

  • Trophée Contech 2004: Innovation in Sustainable Development 

  • Intérieurs Ferdie price. Sustainable Development Category

  • Excellence Price from the Architect Corporation of Québec

  • Cecobois Excellence Price: “Institutional Project over 600 m2 – Concept and Architectural Details” Category 

More details: Nordic Structures 2016. Gene-H.-Kruger Pavilion

Travel to Canada



We strongly suggest that you take a flight directly to Jean-Lesage Airport (YQB), which is Quebec City’s only airport. It is located relatively near to town. A taxi ride to Université Laval should cost you about $20 to $30 CAD. If you head to the historic town center (Vieux-Québec) where the conference will take place, it should cost you about $30 to $40 CAD.


For more information, visit the airport website:


If you book a flight scheduled to land in Montreal-Trudeau airport, be sure to plan your ride from Montreal to Quebec City. Be careful, there is a town to the North of Montreal called Laval, but Université Laval is NOT in Laval, but in Quebec City! Laval is actually the surname of the first Bishop of New-France.


These are the options to get to Quebec City from Montreal:


By Bus – Currently unavailable due to COVID-19

Orléans Express offers a shuttle service by coach between Montreal–Trudeau and Quebec City. Tickets can be purchased at the stand located at the passenger drop-off area at the international arrivals level. It is about a 3-hour trip. For more information, visit their website:


By Train

VIA Rail Canada offers intercity connection between Montreal and Quebec City. A free minibus service is available between the VIA station in Dorval and the Montreal–Trudeau Airport. If you prefer taking the train instead of the bus, be aware that there are fewer daily departures scheduled and the fees are more expensive (except if you book in advance); you may have to come earlier or leave later to have access to the service. Visit,, for more information.

By Car

It is, of course, also possible to rent a car and drive yourself to Quebec City. You may park the car close to the Convention Center at Place d’Youville underground parking for $18. We recommend you the company Entreprise. Website:



There are plenty of options for accommodation in Quebec City. You have a choice to make, between staying near the event, for practicality and affordability, or go downtown for the touristy and vibrant cultural aspect.


The near-event option is on campus, just minutes from the conference. The campus hotel is the most affordable option. Participants that choose this option won’t need a car or taxi for the time of the conference, as it is a few minutes walk from one pavilion to another. There are two options of rooms:

  • Standard university room (shared bathroom), single occupancy : $44.75 + taxes / night

  • Standard university room (shared bathroom), double occupancy : $59.25 + taxes / night


To reserve, mention your preferred room type and use the reservation number: 22nd NDTE - Event #320445

Please reach out at this email:


The downtown option allows you to discover the charms of Old Quebec at night. There are many options, and it is up to you to explore them, but for the sake of simplicity, here are three interesting options:

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec

    •  This hotel is a 5-minute walk from the National Assembly Gardens and a few minutes walk from the historic and tourist district of the city. This hotel is convenient for taking the bus (or cab) directly to the University. (approx. 195$ Canadian per night)

  • Chateau Laurier

    • A few minutes from the great park of the Plains of Abraham and just outside the city walls, this refined hotel is located between the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec and the historic district of Old Quebec. (approx. 240 $ Canadian per night)

  • Chateau Frontenac

    • The Château Frontenac is a historic luxury hotel located in the heart of Quebec City. It is located in the Old Quebec district overlooking the St. Lawrence River from the Dufferin Terrace. Built in 1892, it has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada. The hotel is in the Chateau style, inspired in particular by the French Renaissance (in 1457) and the castles of the Loire. (approx. 540 $ Canadian per night)


The Pre-Symposium will officially start on Wednesday, May 25 at 8:00 AM at Univsersité Laval.  

The exact address is:

Room 2320-2330  Pavillon Gene-H.-Kruger    
Université Laval,  2405 Rue de la Terrasse
Québec, QC G1V 0A6


Public Transport

Get around safely and sustainably with Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), Québec City’s public transit system.

RTC offers passes for unlimited travel on weekends or for five consecutive days—very handy for getting around the city during a convention.