On June 8 and 9, 2018, Charlevoix region will host the G7 Summit.
The G7 Summit should not cause traffic problems, except sporadically. Travel times might be more than usual because of increased traffic and large number of buses on the roads – plan ahead.
Consult Info-Transports - Québec 5-1-1 if you have to travel between Quebec City and Tadoussac as well as between Saguenay and Saint-Siméon. Increased surveillance by the Sûreté du Québec, Contrôle routier Québec and patrollers of the ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports will ensure smooth traffic flow.
Route 138 is open for the duration of the Summit, except in the presence of an incident.
Route 362 is closed for the duration of the Summit between Saint-Irénée and La Malbaie. Security checks will also be made on this road.
Restrictions near the Saguenay-Bagotville airport are applied during the Summit. They will affect traffic, especially at the east end of Highway 70 towards La Baie. This area is to be avoided when possible.
In downtown Quebec City, opt for public transportation.
The majority of health services, both routine and urgent, are maintained in the regions concerned throughout the Summit. The Info-Santé and Info-social hotline remains fully accessible by dialing 811. Dial 9-1-1 in the event of a medical emergency. For more information on health services during the Summit or to view relevant public health notices, visit www.g7sante.ca (in French only).
All the Charlevoix School Board's schools have planned a pedagogical day (PD Day) on June 8th. In addition, classes are suspended on Thursday, June 7, in La Malbaie schools and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette school in Saint-Irénée.
In Quebec City, on the Côte-de-Beaupré and on Île d'Orléans, several institutions will be closed on June 7 and / or June 8 In Quebec City, while others have scheduled more flexible timetables or various exemptions. Adjustments to school transportation are considered in a few cases and parents are informed.
Several childcare facilities will be closed on June 7 and / or June 8 and parents are informed.
Many hotels and resorts are full the days before and during the Summit in Charlevoix and in nearby towns. Availability, however, returns quickly to normal after June 9.
The Québec City Infotouriste Center, located at 12, Sainte-Anne street,
will be closed from noon on June 7 and all day on June 8 and 9. To obtain
information on Quebec attractions or to get help with planning your stay,
please visit the QuébecOriginal website.
Security perimeters and accreditation
All persons living in secure perimeters at La Malbaie as well as visitors and suppliers requiring access to these perimeters must be accredited. Information was given to them on this subject.
In Quebec City, there are no security perimeters unless a last minute special situation requires it. All areas of the city are accessible on June 7, 8 and 9, unless otherwise stated.
The Québec City Convention Center is reserved for Summit activities and is therefore inaccessible to unauthorized persons.
Hunting, fishing and outdoor activity restrictions
Hunting, fishing and outdoor activities are restricted in an area between La Malbaie and Saint-Irénée from June 3 to 11, 2018. Avoid circulating within this restricted perimeter (in French only) and postpone any activity planned in the area. Follow local instructions and respect all posted signs.
Maritime and air restrictions
Marine and aerial restrictions are in effect from June 1 to June 10, 2018 in specific areas. These restrictions also concern individuals, who should be aware of them, because they apply for example to kayaks or drones.
In the event of protests, the police department's priority is the security of people and property. Follow their instructions as soon as a protest occurs.
Consult news bulletins, your municipality's website and social media for the advent of security perimeters, road deviations or closures, and changes to bus services. In Quebec City, consult the Réseau de transport de la Capitale Web applications.
As a precaution, some businesses and institutions may close or adjust their schedule during the Summit. Check before heading out.
Government offices (in French only) on or near Parliament Hill will be closed on the afternoon of Thursday, June 7, and all day June 8 and 9. However, essential services are maintained by the relevant departments and agencies.
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