Going Around Quebec
Going in and out of old Québec has never been easier with the variety of transportation options available. Whether you’ll be walking, riding the bus, or taking a lift with Uber, the city of Québéc will captivate you with its picturesque sceneries of charming stone buildings and the majestic Saint Lawrence River.
Uber is available in Québec. Just download the app to get a ride within minutes. Uber automatically computes your fare in an instant. A trip from the airport to downtown costs roughly about $34.
Taxis are found all over Québec, with a flat rate of C$3.45. The rest of the payment depends on the distance and duration of the ride. All Canadian taxis accept cash and electronic payments.
Réseau de transport de la capitale (RTC)
RTCs are buses that cover most tourist destinations in Québec. You can choose from different kinds of passes to suit your needs: 1-day pass, unlimited weekends, or 5 consecutive day passes. Passes can be bought from major convenience stores and drug stores. Look for an RTC logo on these establishments.
Keep these numbers on hand in case of emergency. All contact numbers are toll free. Leave your worries behind and enjoy exploring the city.
Call for non-urgent health issues and concerns
Tourist Information Office: 1 877 BONJOUR (266-5687)
The people to call for all your travel-related questions: from the best tourist spots, required documents, to lost items.
Québec uses the Canadian dollar. It is denominated into C$5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. For coins, there are $1, $2 coins which Canadian refer to as loonies. There are ¢1, ¢5, ¢10, ¢25 coins as well. You can find Exchange Bureaus at the airport and in major hotels.
Some establishments accept US dollars. However, they set their own exchange rate and give back change in Canadian dollars.
Mobile & Network Connectivity
The Fairmont hotel offers complimentary high-speed, unlimited wifi for the guests in the lobby, lounges, meeting rooms, and suites.
You can buy a sim card in all major malls in Québec. Or have it delivered right at your hotel room when you order online. A Koodo or Telus sim card costs around $20-30. They each have their own mobile and data plans to suit your connectivity needs.
A MiFi is a mobile WiFi hotspot and many mobile carriers offer this service to foreign travellers. They also have multiple plans you can choose from based on what suits your situation best. Expect your MiFi to be shipped out on the same day you ordered them.