Useful Information

How to get to the Centre-du-Quebec region

By car

The region is accessible via main highways 20 and 55. Secondary highways 116 and 132 cross the Centre-du-Quebec and Eastern Townships regions leading to the Chaudière-Appalaches.

Consult the interactive map of the road network

By bus

Several bus companies offer transportation to and from the region. Check their Web sites for their destinations and schedules :

By train

Discover the pleasure of travelling by train. Go straight to downtown Drummondville with VIA Rail's train service. Visit VIA Rail Canada's Web site for rates and schedules.
There are an average of five trains per day headed for Montreal and Quebec City.

By bicycle

The region boasts a vast network of very accessible cycling trails and road circuits. The well-known bike trail identified as Route Verte no. 4 (which starts in the Eastern Townships and ends in the Mauricie region) winds through the Centre-du Québec region. Cycling enthusiasts can also leave from downtown Quebec City and follow the old railway bed to travel through the entire Centre-du-Québec region on Route Verte no. 1 (the Parc linéaire des Bois-Francs). Visit our cycling section to discover the various cycling routes in the region.

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Trail conditions


To check snowmobile trail conditions, visit the Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec's Web site.


Information on ATV trail conditions is available from the various clubs. Visit our ATV section.

Currency converter, taxes and tips

  • To obtain the daily exchange rate, go to the currency converter : 
  • Prices advertised in Quebec usually exclude taxes. When you go to pay, the following taxes will be added: the GST (5% of the sales price) and the QST (7.5% of the sales price plus the GST). Foreign visitors can submit a GST reimbursement claim on most goods and accommodation expenses. 
  • Tips are rarely included on bills in Quebec. The commonly used calculation for tipping is 15% of the amount of the bill before taxes.
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