Traveling to Québec City
Jean-Lesage International Airport is 16 km (10 miles) away from downtown Québec City For all flight options to and from Québec City, please refer to the Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport Flight Planner or the Air Accessibility Chart.
Daily VIA Rail Canada service between Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City. Visitors traveling by train from the USA come into Montréal via Amtrak, then transfer to VIA Rail Canada trains for Québec City.
Québec’s electrical current is 60 cycles, 110 volts. An adapter is needed for electrical appliances using another type of current, such as the 220-volt European system.
Free wireless Internet connection
Thanks to ZAP Québec, Québec has several access points throughout the city.
With very few exceptions, tips are not included in the restaurant bills. Standard tips are 15% of the total bill, excluding taxes. Cab drivers are usually tipped at the customer’s discretion.
French is the official language of Québec but English is widely spoken in tourist areas.
Canada uses the metric system. Visitors find weather temperature reports given in degrees Celsius, gasoline, milk and wine sold by the litre, grocery items in grams and kilograms, and road speeds posted in kilometres per hour.
Major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are accepted almost everywhere. American Express is also accepted, although a little less commonly.
No smoking regulations
The Tobacco Law forbids smoking in all public buildings, including bars and restaurants.
Weather and climate
The average temperature in Québec City, for the month of August, is around 22°C max and 12°C min.