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Do's and Don'ts in Quebec

Do's and Don'ts in Quebec

In this article, we give you twelve useful tips to make life easier when travelling in Quebec. So here are our do's and don't in Quebec from our specialists.

1

Courtesy

Say 'good morning' and 'goodbye'

Reception in a restaurant in Montreal

 

2

Comparison

AVOID comparisons with France or the United States

Waitress at a bar in Montreal

 

3

The address

21 EAST or 21 WEST ? In Montreal each address has two possibilities, so be specific.

Streets of Montreal

 

4

The expression

If a French-speaking Quebecois tells you to 'tire-toi une buche' (literally: 'get yourself a log !  ')actually means:  'take a seat' .

Terrace of a restaurant in Montreal

 

5

Keep any grumbles to yourself !

Quebec natives do not like whingers.

Woman on a swing drinking coffee

 

6

At a Restaurant

Don't forget, tips are an essential wage supplement.

Tipping at the restaurant

7

Honesty

In Quebec, we ALWAYS say the truth...

8

Driving

We stop before the crossing, the traffic light is in front of you.

 

9

Transportation

Join the queue : here we get on a train 1 by 1.

 

10

Calling somebody "Tu"

Here, everybody is "Tu".

 

11

Show respect for nature

Do NOT feed the wildlife.

Man seen from the back out in the countryside

12

Winter...

... is it freezing cold ? Dress like an onion, layer your warm clothes.

Man seen from the back, well covered for the winter

 

Cover photo: Tourisme Québec/Sylvain Majeau