General information

Canada Post

800 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
1 866 607-6301

There are also lots of postal outlets which are located within other businesses, like pharmacies.

 

Access (free) to wireless internet

Consult the network map of free wifi public access areas.

Network map

 

Making a comment or conveying dissatisfaction

If you wish to comment on or are dissatisfied with the tourism services you received in Québec, please contact: Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec

1 877 686-8358 | info@alliancetouristique.com

 

Canadian Currency

Canadian currency is the Canadian dollar, which is divided into 100 cents. There are 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar bills. Smaller coins are 5, 10, and 25 cent pieces as well as of 1 and 2 dollars. Banking and credit cards are also welcome almost everywhere.

 

Taxes

There are two applicable taxes in Québec: a federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5% and a Québec provincial tax (TVQ) of 9.975%. A 3.5% accommodation tax is also in effect in Montréal.

 

Tips

It is customary to tip restaurant waiters, taxi drivers and hairdressers 15% of the bill, before taxes. Bellhops, porters, doormen, etc. generally receive at least $2 per suitcase or per service rendered. Coffee and food counters often have a tip cup next to the cash register; spare change is always appreciated.

 

Emergency

In case of emergency: 911

Info-Santé: 811

Québec Poison Control Centre: 1 800 463-5060

 

About cannabis in Montréal  

As of October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis became legal across Canada—which means visitors to Montréal can legally buy and consume it. However, while cannabis is legal, visitors need to be aware of the laws governing its purchase and consumption.  

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