Lower St. Lawrence Capital






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Tourisme Rimouski (SOPER)

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Commercial Delegate, Business Tourism
Phone: 418 725-1840 x 227

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50, rue Saint-Germain Ouest
Rimouski (Québec)
G5L 4B5
Phone: 418 722-4781

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Rimouski, a major destination

With a population of some 50,000, Rimouski is the main urban centre east of Quebec City. Stretching along the St. Lawrence River for nearly 55 km, from the Le Bic district in the west to the Pointe-au-Père district in the east, Rimouski offers an exceptional natural setting combined with the assets of a large city. Regional service centre, entrepreneurial city in tune with the knowledge economy, university city, economic, social and cultural metropolis, that is what Rimouski, the capital of the Lower St. Lawrence region, is all about. A human-sized capital that is safe, welcoming, open to the world and caring for the environment. That’s why holding your convention or event in Rimouski is the best choice to make!

An accessible city

Three hours east of Quebec City, Rimouski is easily accessible by Highway 20 and Route 132. Approximately 30 km from Rimouski, the Mont-Joli regional airport is served by daily flights to and from major centers. Less than 3 km from downtown, Rimouski airport is a service point for business flights.

Many hotels, including the convention center, are located downtown within walking distance of each other, favoring active transportation, two steps away from the St. Lawrence River. Your participants will love it! Whether for a morning jog, an energizing walk after lunch or to admire the sunset, enjoy this 4.3 km long boardwalk in the heart of the city. Rimouski offers the perfect combination of an urban lifestyle…by the sea!

A team that works for your success

The Tourisme Rimouski team offers ongoing support to event organizers, throughout the whole process. Attentive to your needs and concerned about your satisfaction, our team gives you access to its expertise and creativity in order to guarantee the success of your event. They will put you in touch with local suppliers if needed, give you some tips for activity programs and you will benefit from constant support and sound advice.

It is also possible to obtain a real financial support, without having to complete any form or questionnaire. Simple and effective!

An effervescent city

Rimouski enjoys a rich and varied cultural life: museums, theaters, boutiques and art galleries, festivals of all kinds, musical groups and a symphony orchestra. There is something for everyone! Its restaurants, some of which have a well-established reputation, make it a sought-after gastronomic destination. With its outstanding tourist attractions available throughout the year, it has all the ingredients to create a memorable business trip, combining discoveries, pleasure and authenticity.

Did you know?

  • In 2019, Rimouski ranked 4th among entrepreneurial cities in Canada according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
  • Four internationally renowned marine science institutions are located in Rimouski and its surroundings: the Centre de recherche sur les biotechnologies marines (CRBM), the Institut des sciences de la mer (ISMER), the Institut maritime du Québec and finally the Institut Maurice Lamontagne.
  • According to a survey conducted by the Transat Chair of Tourism in 2018, 65% of respondents would like to attend a conference held in Rimouski! Who can top that?


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We can help you organise your event!

  • Help with the planning and organisation of corporate events, trade shows and fairs, conventions etc.
  • Search for spaces for business events and meetings
  • Room rentals: Meeting rooms, conference rooms or rooms for symposiums
  • Room rentals for general meetings and help in organising the event
  • Several other FREE services to help you organise your event in Rimouski

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