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 |


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.



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.



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.



In case of emergency: 911

Info-Santé: 811

Québec Poison Control Centre: 1 800 463-5060


About cannabis in Montréal  

According to the law, you must be at least 21 years old to purchase or consume cannabis (be prepared to produce ID if asked). The legislation also includes other measures, such as the prohibition from consuming drugs (cannabis or any other drug) in a road vehicle, on an off-road vehicle or on a bicycle.   

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