Useful Information for Group Tour Planners

Bus Driver's Guide

Québec City is a historic center of great richness and beauty. That's why millions of people visit it each year. Naturally, all this traffic requires sound transportation management. In high season, up to 45,000 buses will enter Old Québec. This can cause major inconveniences for residents and tourists alike: pollution, noise, and traffic congestion.

This plan  (in French only) provides all the information, regulations, and guidelines bus drivers need, including:

  • Hotel loading and unloading zones
  • Parking restrictions in Old Québec

By following the guidelines, you can help ensure Québec City remains an attractive and enjoyable city for everyone.

Regulations Governing Group Travel

To organize your trip, simply contact your usual travel agent. We would like to point out that there are specific regulations governing group travel. We recommend you familiarize yourself with those pertaining to your jurisdiction. For example:

Customs and Taxes

(Business trips, conventions and meetings)

The Canada Border Services Agency has developed the International Events and Convention Services Program (IECSP) to help organizers plan events in Canada.

Bylaw on Local Tour Guides

Tour guides must obtain a tour guide license in order to give sightseeing tours in Québec City. The purpose of this bylaw is to regulate sightseeing tours, commonly called “city tours,” to ensure the accuracy of the information visitors receive. 

More Useful Information

Should you wish to obtain additional information concerning the Québec City area? Visit the Practical Information in the Visitors section.