Are you a real passionate of hockey in Quebec City? Quebec is THE #1 hockey town! Choose the Best Western PLUS Downtown for your next vacation!
Being passionate about hockey, Quebec citizens want a team of the National Hockey League returns for many years. To be able to seriously consider hosting an NHL team in Quebec City, the construction of a new arena was necessary. In 2009, the group “J’ai ma place” managed to convince the Quebec City’s mayor Régis Labeaume to take the challenge. Finally, March 25th, 2012, Quebec City and Quebecor have sealed the deal and the construction was started September 2012.
The Videotron’s grand opening took place on September 3rd, 2015. The opening celebrations that extended over three weeks have been marked by an impressive program including a Metallica show, a Madonna concert, and RBO show in addition to allow hundreds of thousands of people to visit for free the premises.
The new ice was inaugurated by our junior major local hockey team the Remparts with a match scheduled September 12, 2015, preceded by a tribute to the Nordiques. Several former Nordiques players have been part of the party. Quebec Bulldogs, Aces and Citadels were also honored. The banners of all teams that have marked the history of Quebec City have been hoisted in the new Videotron Center.
The new arena stands on the former Pepsi Coliseum site, in the heart of Quebec City, 3.5 km from our property. All we expect now is the new team! To learn about its programming, visit our Quebec City Videotron Centre Program page.
Our ideal location near the new multipurpose arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Center, gives you the opportunity to attend hockey games while being housed within a 5 minute drive. So you can experience the best of hockey in Quebec City.
Previously played in the Pepsi Coliseum, which was the residence of the former team of the National Hockey line the Quebec Nordiques, the Videotron Centre now houses the local team of Quebec Major Junior League’s the Remparts. For more information about the ramparts, visit our page Quebec Remparts.
Each year, a preliminary game of hockey is taking place in Quebec City before the start of the regular NHL season. It is the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins who have had the great honor to play the first professional game of hockey in Quebec City in the new center Videotron September 28th, 2015.
It is also at the Videotron Centre that the International Tournament Pee Wee hockey will take place. During a period of 11 days, it gather crowds totaling 200,000 fans each year. This extraordinary event, very popular, was founded in 1960 and has continued to grow in importance. For more information about this event, visit our Quebec City Pee Wee Hockey Tournament.
After an evening of entertainment at a hockey game in Quebec City, what’s best than a good night sleep in one of our 177 rooms. Each includes among other things our famous natural Essentia memory foam mattress, a flat screen 40 inch HDTV, a compact fridge, free high speed wireless Internet access, a single cup Keurig coffee maker, a clock radio with auxiliary port compatible mp3 players, electronic lock, a large safety deposit box and a work area including a large full table and ergonomic chair on wheels. For peace of mind, our business rooms located on the upper floors offer extra soft bathrobes, a precision mirror and deluxe bath products. To experience the ultimate relaxation, choose our executive rooms that are located in a private section of the hotel. Each Executive room has the same amenities offered in the business room but with the addition of a luxurious bathroom with a vast glass shower with rain shower knob.
The Best Western PLUS Downtown Quebec is the closest hotel to the Videotron Centre.
Located less than 5 minutes by car, you will then be able to easily access the many shows and events presented. For hockey fans or just to enjoy an unforgettable stay in Quebec City, choose the Best Western PLUS City Center. You will not regret it!
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