Québec’s road network covers some 70,000 km (43,470 mi.). For up-to-the-minute information on road conditions:
Tel.: 1 888 355-0511
Highway Safety Code
Most foreign driver’s licences are valid in Québec for stays of under six months. Beyond six months, an international driver’s licence is compulsory. Regardless of how long you stay, if your driver’s licence was issued in a language other than English or French, you are strongly encouraged to obtain an international driver’s licence from the country that granted your current licence, prior to your arrival in Québec.
All vehicle occupants must wear a seatbelt. Turning right on a red light has been permitted in Québec since 2003, except on the Island of Montréal and at intersections posting signs that expressly prohibit the manoeuvre.
Consult the Highway Safety Code for full details.
The table below shows driving distances between Montréal, Québec City and Gatineau, along with a dozen or so major Québec towns. To calculate travel times and distances between destinations, use the tool provided by Transports Québec.
Throughout Québec’s roadways, you’ll find signage specially designed to guide you to:
- Tourist reception and information sites
- Tourist attractions and facilities
- Tourist routes and tours
- Off-road bikeways
- Service stations and restaurants
- Stopover villages