10How about… Quebec City (Quebec)?

How about… Quebec City (Quebec)?

ville Quebec canada

Quebec City is the second-biggest city in Quebec after Montreal. It’s more family-friendly and arguably closer to nature.

Why should I go to Quebec City?

  • Quebec City is a big city with a small-town feel. It’s a great compromise if Montreal is too crowded for you.
  • French speakers will find themselves at home, save for a few vocabulary differences. And if you want to work on your French-language skills, this is the place to be, since English is taking the back seat.
  • The cost of living is lower than in many major Canadian cities. Housing, transportation and entertainment are more affordable.
  • Quebec City has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. It’s a lovely historic city with a distinctly European feel.
  • It’s also a city close to nature with many parks and easy access to spectacular sites (Montmorency Falls, Jacques Cartier National Park…).
  • There are a few direct flights between Quebec City and Europe.

Just keep in mind that…

  • The job market is less dynamic than in Montreal or Toronto, and strong French-language skills are pretty much a prerequisite.
  • Winters are very cold and summers are very hot.
  • Don’t expect vibrant nightlife and tons of activities—Quebec City is more laid-back and family-oriented than “fun.”
Previous chapter Next chapter

En PVT au Canada de novembre 2021 à 2023, je répondrai à vos questions avec plaisir. Pour le premier trimestre 2024, direction l'Amérique latine !

I moved from France to Canada on a WHV from November 2021 to 2023, followed then by spending the first quarter of 2024 in Latin America! Happy to answer all your questions.

Add to my favorites

There are no reviews at the moment.

Please login to be able vote.


There are no comments at the moment but feel free to add your own 🙂