Tourism Geographies Conference

Call for paper (pdf)

The International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission for the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change, the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Tourism and Recreation Study Group and the American Association of Gepgraphers (AAG) Recreation, Tourism and Sports Specialty Group, in cooperation with the Department of Geography, Université Laval, are happy to invite the global community of tourism geographers to Charlevoix and Quebec. 

Please note that the conference is organized as a pre-event to the IGU Regional Conference and the Annual Conference of the CAG in Quebec City, 6-10 August 2018. For more information, please visit:

The event will take place in La Malbaie located in the beautiful Charlevoix region in the province of Québec (Canada). La Malbaie and the Charlevoix region have been and still are shaped by tourism. The name might be familiar as it will be host to the G7 Summit this coming May.

You can also find the call for paper on the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission for the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change website:

Venue and cost 

Most of the sessions and activities of the conference will take place at Le Centre d'études collégiales en Charlevoix in La Malbaie ( ). 

Registration cost is 755 CAN $. It includes participation to the sessions and conferences, lunch and coffee breaks, welcoming cocktail, gala dinner and a half day field trip. Lodging, breakfasts and dinners (except gala) and transportare not included. Participation rates for accompanying persons are under consideration. 

Travel information 

Québec City’ airport (YQB- Jean-Lesage international airport) is the closest airport. However, participants can also consider and compare plane tickets to Montreal (YUL-Trudeau airport) which are usually more affordable. Be advised that Montréal is approximately 250km by car/bus from Québec City, which is another 150km away from La Malbaie. These distances are to be travelled by car, bus or train. 


Several types of accommodation  are available, ranging from Fairmount Le Manoir Richelieu (where G7 leaders will meet) to a backpacker hostel. The same variety of choice is available for restaurants and food options go. See the DMO website (Tourisme Charlevoix). Participants are responsible for booking their own lodging. We advise to book early because it will be the peak of the season in August

Immigration documents

Visit the canadian government website to see if you need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). For instance, French citizens will be required to have an eTA which costs 7$CAN.


Information on registration and other information regarding practicalities will be available on this webpage shortly.

Preliminary Program

The preliminary program for the event is the following:

August 2nd

  • Registration
  • Sessions
  • Welcoming cocktail

August 3rd

  • Sessions

August 4th

  • Sessions
  • Conference and gala diner

August 5th

  • Field trip (until noon)