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Population:                  671,889

 

Elevation:                    300 feet (91 meters) above sea level

 

Land Area:                   1957.1 square miles (3,149.7 square kilometers)

 

Location:            Located in the southern section of Canada, close to the border of the United States

 

Time Zone:            Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Quebec City, it’s  9am in Vancouver). Quebec City observes Daylight Savings Time from Late April – Late October

 

Weather: 

 

Average Temperatures:

 

 Month  

   High

 Low

January  

   18F  

   2F

February

   20F

   4F

March  

   31F  

  15F

April  

   45F

  29F  

May  

   61F

  41F  

June  

   72F

  52F 

July  

   76F

  57F  

August  

   73F  

  54F

September  

   64F

  47F

October  

   51F

  37F

November  

   36F

  24F

December  

   22F

   9F

 

 

 

 

Climate:

 

Québec has three distinct climates: the humid continental climate in the region covered by boreal forest (south of the 50th parallel), the sub arctic climate in the taiga region (between the 50th-58th parallels), and the arctic climate of Nunavik, the tundra region above the 58th parallel, home of the Inuit.

 

Québec's southernmost climate is marked by seasonal extremes of temperature. A rigorous snowy winter, with an average annual snowfall of over 3 metres (10 feet), gives way to an exhilarating spring and a pleasantly warm summer, followed by a crisp and colorful autumn. Through all the thermometer's ups and downs, the hospitality and conviviality of the people of Quebec is legendary.

 

Local Seasons:

 

The crowds are at their most bustling throughout summer (June through August), particularly over the last two weeks of July when Canadian factory workers and other heavy-industry personnel traditionally lay down their tools and take a “long lunch”. Another peak period is the week in mid-March when elementary and high-school students are released from school for the annual family holiday, which in Québec City often means a pilgrimage to nearby Île d'Orléans.

 

How to Get There:

 

By Plane

 

Aeroporte de Quebec

500, Rue Principale

Sainte-Foy (Quebec)

Canada G2G279

418-640-2700

The airport is located 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) northwest of the city and is served by many of the national and international carriers as well as a variety of local, regional and charter services.

 

Mirabel International Airport

12600 Aérogare A-1 Street
Mirabel, Québec, Canada J7N 1C9

800-465-1213

 

Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

975 Roméo-Vachon Blvd North
Montréal, Québec, Canada H4Y 1H1

514-394-7377

 

Ground Transportation

 

Car rental, taxi, shuttle service and limousine service is available at all of the airports as well as throughout the city.

 

By Car

 

From the U.S.:

 

Québec City is slightly more than 805km (500 miles) from New York, and less than 644km (400 miles) from Boston. Coming from New York and points farther south, pick up Interstate 91 at New Haven, and follow it right up to the Canadian border. From Boston, take I-93 out of the city and link up with I-91 at St. Johnsbury, Vermont. After crossing the border, I-91 becomes Québec Autoroute 55, to Sherbrooke and Drummondville. From Sherbrooke, there is a choice. To make the trip quickly, take Autoroute 55 to Autoroute 20. But Route 116, which heads northeast from Richmond, midway between Sherbrooke and Drummondville, is more scenic, if a bit slower.

 

From Montreal & Vice Versa

When driving to Québec City from Montréal, Autoroute 40, which runs along the north shore of the St. Lawrence, is faster than Autoroute 20, on the south shore. The trip takes less than 3 hours without stops.

 

By Bus

 

Gare Centrale d`autobus
320, Rue Abraham-Martin
Québec (Québec) G1K 8N2
415-525-3000

 

Terminus Sainte-Foy
925, Ave de Rochebelle
Sainte-Foy (Québec) G1V 4H8
418-525 3000

 

By Train

 

Gare du Palais
450, Rue de la Gare-du-Palais
Québec (Québec) G1K 3X2
418-524-4161

 

Gare de Sainte-Foy
3255, Chemin de la Gare
Sainte-Foy (Québec) G1W 3A3
418-658-8792

 

How to Get Around:

 

Quebec City Bus (RTC)

418-627-2511

 

Taxi

 

Québec Taxi Co-op

418-525-5191


Taxi Québec

418-522-2001

Sainte-Foy / Sillery
Taxi Laurier

418-651-2727


Taxi Coop

418-653-7777

Rail

 

Gare Du Palais

450, de la Gare du Palais

Quebec

418-692-3940

 

Immigration and customs formalities

 

Visitors from any country except the United States must carry a valid passport. American citizens need only proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate and an identity card that includes a photo.

Personal luggage not subject to any specific restrictions is tax exempt, but must be declared to Canadian customs. There are restrictions on imports of food products, plants, pets and firearms,

For additional information, call 506-636-5067.

 

National Holidays:

 

New Year's (January 1 and 2)

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Patriotes' Day (second-last Monday in May)

Québec National Holiday (June 24)

Canada Day (July 1)

Labour Day (first Monday in September)

Thanksgiving (second Monday in October)

Christmas (December 25 and 26)

 

 

 


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