Travel guide to Quebec City

Facts

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Local name
Québec City
Inhabitants
700,000
Timezone
When it is 12.00 in England, it is 06.00 in Québec City.

Best time to visit

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The best time to be outdoors in Quebec City is between May and October. The high season peaks in July and August, as well as February, when the Quebec Winter Carnival is held, attracting more than a million visitors.

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Quebec City (2894642776)

Culture and entertainment

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The winter carnival in February attracts more than one million visitors to Quebec, to see the great shows, parades, ice palaces, ice figures, sport tournaments, canoe racing and gala performances. There are lots of concerts and shows from September to May, and the theatres move outside during the summer.

Accommodation / Hotel

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During the high season and the winter carnival, you should book a room in advance. Quebec City has about 8000 hotel and motel rooms, varying in standard. You can also live cheaply and differently at a B&B, university dorm room, hostel or camping site. Book your hotel in Quebec City here

Local transport

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Taxi

Taxi Québec and Co-op Taxi operate in Quebec City.

Other transport

Quebec City has a good bus system, or you can take a trip in a horse drawn cart or riverboat, or rent a car or a bike.

Special conditions

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96 per cent of the inhabitants only speak French, so prepare a few phrases.
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