Practical information for Quebec roads

As all roads are different, sometimes we need some basic information to better travel the roads of Quebec. Whether on a motorbike or in a car…

Here are some travel tips!

Here are some travel tips!

Watch for blue signs! It is the way, in Quebec, to indicate the name of a region and the way to go to services, attractions and activities.


Turning right on a red light is permitted at most municipal intersections. It is still mandatory to come to a complete stop before carrying out this maneuver and drivers must yield the right of way to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians already in the intersection.

Wearing a helmet is compulsory in Quebec. In addition, motorcycle traffic exposing you to bad weather, it is strongly recommended to provide appropriate clothing.

In Quebec, since April 1, 2008, the use of a hand-held cell phone, that is to say without the hands-free function, is prohibited.

Driving in Quebec

Since the metric system is in effect in Canada, speed limits are indicated in kilometer-hour (km/h) and gasoline is sold by the liter (L).


In restaurants, bars and taxis, it is generally appropriate to leave a tip, not included in the bill, representing 15% of the amount of the bill before taxes. Usually, Quebecers add the amount of the two taxes. Tips for the bellhop or porter are at the customer’s discretion (generally $1 per bag carried).


In Quebec, there are 2 types of taxes: the federal goods and services tax (GST) of 5% and the Quebec provincial sales tax (QST) of 9.975%. An accommodation tax of 3.5% of the price of the room per night is also in effect in Gaspésie as well as in Bas-Saint-Laurent.


If you are tired or need assistance, stop in a village-relais, a municipality which offers, with the help of its merchants, a variety of services comparable to those of the service areas, including catering, l fuel, mechanical repairs and accommodation. They are located on national or tourist routes.


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