Province of Quebec Warnings and Dangers

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Province of Quebec Warnings and Dangers

  • Safety or not

    Montreal Warnings and Dangers

    Seriously, this city is a very safe one. I'm a young woman and I live here, and I've always felt completely comfortable. One exception was when I was walking home with a drunk friend and was approached by several men who tried to convince my friend to go home with them- but then again it was 3am and they were drunk, so it's not surprising. In the...

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  • Safety

    Quebec Warnings and Dangers

    Hello everyone, I live in Quebec City and I can assure you that this city is 100% safe, absolutely everywhere and at anytime, day or night. Of course, there is certain areas that are not as pleasant to look at as the Old City, but even there it's 100% safe. Keep in mind that the crime rate in Quebec City is among the lowest in Canada, handguns are...

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  • Driving/Parking

    Montreal Warnings and Dangers

    We drove our car up to Montreal from NY. The driving up there is a little different, so I recommend walking or taking the metro if you can. A lot of the streets are one way, but there aren't huge DO NOT ENTER signs or anything, just an arrow pointing in the direction of traffick. In many places the lines in the road are not clearly marked, so you...

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  • Walking in Quebec City

    Quebec Warnings and Dangers

    Even though Quebec is very much a tourist-orientated city, it is still a working city. As such it has its residential neighbourhoods, which, despite being in the city centre, are just that little bit off the tourist-path. Of course the city's "powers-that-be" will always try and keep it's tourist-face as clean and presentable as possible but as...

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  • Winter

    Montreal Warnings and Dangers

    Winter can get cold in Montreal, especially in January. Be sure to bring warm clothes, especially if you're not used to cold weather. Also, be careful of ice on the roads and if you have to climb a stairway to enter a building (many homes in the city have this), be careful that you don't slip if the stairs are icy.

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  • Driving and parking

    Quebec Warnings and Dangers

    ... It's a joke ! "Wo" was the call french canadian used to use for stopping horses...some years ago. More seriously, the trafic sign are pretty similar to those you will see in United States. Just take care that you cannot always turn right on red lights, espacially in Montreal. If this is forbidden, there will be a sign. More information on the...

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  • Language

    Montreal Warnings and Dangers

    Montreal is big and cosmopolitan, so it's generally easy to get around with only English. Though with the PQ government and OQLF (aka - language police), some hard-line separatists take advantage of the language laws and refuse to speak any language but French, even if they know English or another language. Many friends (and an ex-boyfriend) have...

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  • Weather and winter gear

    Quebec Warnings and Dangers

    IF YOU ARE COMING FROM ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD AND ARE PLANNING TO VISIT QUEBEC IN THE WINTER..BRING A REALLY WARM HAT. AS I DISCOVERED THE FIRST YEAR I CAME TO QUEBEC..YOU REALLY NEED A HAT. ESP WHEN OUT IN THE COLD..TEMPERATURES CAN GET UP TO -40 WITH THAT WIND CHILL. YOUR EARS BECOME NUMB TOO IF YOU ON'T WEAR ONE!

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  • Sin/Sins

    Montreal Warnings and Dangers

    The guys act very flirty, and everything is awkward in French! Damn. Also, do NOT wear HEELS or boots to walk on ST. Catherine! They have these very hard little snow pebbles that you can't avoid! And for some reason, the people don't really dress stylish, I felt very overdressed and stylish,that we stood out. Oh, the drinks were watered down big...

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  • Taxes

    Montreal Warnings and Dangers

    Almost everything is taxable except for maybe food at the grocery store. Taxes are normally never included in the price (unless otherwise indicated). So, always make sure you add 7% for the TPS or GST which is the federal tax and 7.5% for the TVQ which is the provincial tax, to get the total price you'll end up paying. Also, tips are never...

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  • Those annoying Mosquitos

    While touring around the Isles de la Madeleine out in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, we wanted to have a closer look at a shallow lagoon, called Baie du Havre-aux-Basques, trapped between the two sand dunes that connect the southwestern islands of Havre-Aubert and Cap-aux-Meules. As a result, on the west side of Havre-Aubert we took a gravel road (to...

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  • Watch for Large Animals in the Road!

    Quebec, being both rural and wild, has lots of large animals that can wander into the roadway and damage your car. Among the least exotic of these are the cows, which are slow-moving and rarely encountered. But you can also hit moose or deer late at night if you are driving too fast. Please use caution on rural roads after dark!

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  • Whale Watching Zodiacs: Not for the...

    While we enjoy taking the zodiacs on our whale-watching trips, we realize that they are not for everyone. First, they zip across the St. Lawrence at a high rate of speed, sometimes severely jarring your bodies when the water is choppy. If you have a bad back, I'm almost sure you would be injured on all but the calmest days. Furthermore, you are...

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  • Bilinguism

    Don't get all scared by those who tell you that you can't visit Quebec withouth knowing french or that speaking english is not well-seen...There are hundred of thousands of tourists visiting Quebec every year and most of them don't speak french. The tourists area all have bilingual staff and as you would expect in any small villages of Europe or...

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  • Frozen shots with your camera

    January in Quebec can be harsh -- it is literally freezing cold! Therefore, you might experience some problems with your automatic camera. You will notice that it will slow down (listen to it when you take a picture), and also, if you keep the camera inside your jacket pocket, it will accumulate some condensation from your body.So, try not to keep...

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  • When Wild Beasts Attack

    Meet Maggie - a friendly Saint Bernard from Mt. Saint-Anne. See that yellow sign near the dog house? Read it before you decide to pet Maggie; it says the dogs like grabbing hats and gloves -- of course i only read it after it tried to grab my hat off my head... ehehehe

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