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Bus Driver's Guide

Québec City is a historic center of great richness and beauty. That's why millions of people visit it each year. Naturally, all this traffic requires sound transportation management. In high season, up to 45,000 buses will enter Old Québec. This can cause major inconveniences for residents and tourists alike: pollution, noise, and traffic congestion.

The Bus Driver's Guide provides drivers with all the information, regulations, and guidelines they need, including:

  • Hotel loading and unloading zones
  • Parking restrictions in Old Québec
  • Guide services
  • Local dispatchers
  • Drivers lounges
  • Traffic signs and regulations
  • Health and emergency services
  • Bus maintenance and repair

By following the guidelines in this brochure, you can help ensure Québec City remains an attractive and enjoyable city for everyone.

We also invite you to check the City of Québec website (in French only) to find out about possible traffic obstructions and road work during your time here.

Regulations Governing Group Travel

To organize your trip, simply contact your usual travel agent. We would like to point out that there are specific regulations governing group travel. We recommend you familiarize yourself with those pertaining to your jurisdiction. For example:

Customs and taxes

(Business trips, conventions and meetings)

The Canada Border Services Agency has developed the International Events and Convention Services Program (IECSP) to help organizers plan events in Canada.

The web site offers information on the requirements pertaining to Canadian border regulations linked to an event, such as the letter of recognition, exemptions and services that may apply to a particular event, information on the visitor goods and services (GST) tax refund program or the refund program for the provincial sales tax (PST) as well as requirements pertaining to security deposits.

Bylaw on Local Tour Guides

Tour guides must obtain a tour guide license in order to give sightseeing tours in Québec City. The purpose of this bylaw is to regulate sightseeing tours, commonly called “city tours,” to ensure the accuracy of the information visitors receive. 

Bylaw on Local Tour Guides

More Useful Information

Should you wish to get more information to help you plan the stay of your clients, visit the useful information page on our visitors website.