Driving in Québec

Québec uses the metric system, so speeds are indicated in kilometres (100 km/h = 62 mph) and gas is sold in litres (3 3/4 litres = 1 US gallon).

Right turn

Although turning right on a red light is authorized across Québec (except at intersections where a sign indicates this is not permitted), rights on reds are strictly prohibited on the island of Montréal.


Cell Phone

Use of a hand-held cell phone that does not have a hands-free function is prohibited while driving.



There are many paid parking lots and automatic pay stations.


Electric vehicle

Electric charging stations are available at the following locations: