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Moving to Quebec (city) from Montreal


Important information that you must to know before to moving to Quebec city from Montreal. Quebec, Quebec also know as La Vieille Capitale is one city in Canada that is enriched with history dating back before the birth of this country. Quebec is the capital city of the province of Quebec, with an approximate population of 491 142 but with the metropolitan area has a population of 715 515. Due to provincial legislation French is the first language spoken in the city of Quebec and the rest of the province followed by English.

Before moving from Montreal to Quebec, there are several things you need to know. Quebec can attract many residents from outside of the province but a large number from the city of Montreal for its similar beauty and annual attractions found throughout the wonderful city. The distance from Montreal to Quebec is approximately 251 kilometers depending if you take the Autoroute 20 East, if you however take the Autoroute 40 East your tip will be approximately 263 Kilometers. The most direct route along the Autoroute 20 East transmutes to 2 hours and 58 minutes depending on the speed of the vehicle and weather conditions. Along the Autoroute 20 East will be the majority of your traveling until reaching exit 312 North onto Autoroute 73 North. There will be one more exit on 139 East for Autoroute 440 East/Autoroute Charest East toward Quebec. Equipping your ride with provincial road maps or a portable GPS system will always keep the chance of mistakes from happening on route to Quebec. Some major cities that will be on route to Quebec from Montreal would be Saint –Hyacinthe, Drummondville, Chamy until crossing into the city of Quebec along the St Lawrence River.

The city of Quebec has 34 districts in 6 boroughs. The six are La Cite Limoliou, Les Rivieres, Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge, Charlesbourg, Beauport, and La Haute-Saint-Charles. La Cite Limoliou is considered Quebec City oldest neighborhood with a densely populated area due to the fact it was formally the downtown district decades ago. Les Rivieres, takes its name from the Saint-Charles River that passes through the borough, currently there are five neighborhoods listed in the borough, Neufchatel-Est, Lebourgneuf, Duberger, Les Saules and Vanier. Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge is considered the second largest of the boroughs in Quebec City. Charlesbourg is considered the northeastern part of the city and west of the city of Beauport. The geographical and architectural trademark of Old Charlesbourg is considered a provincial history site since the late 19060s. Beauport is considered the most eastern part of Quebec City and the head operations for a number of manufacturing companies as well as a historic district containing many antique homes and churches. La Haute-Saint-Charles is considered the largest borough holding a dense population of 74 070.

The city of Quebec does offer a number of award winning post secondary educational institutions such as the Universite Laval, however there is another campus located in old Quebec, the school of architecture for Universite Laval. The Universite du Quebec hosts its central campus in Quebec City. There are a number of private institutions such as College CDI. D

Doing your research on which post secondary institutions or local public schools before a move can prepare you and make a transitional move from Montreal to Quebec City care free.

Quebec has a public transportation service, which is operated by the Reseau de transport de la Capitale. The RTC offers a bus service with 110 routes and approximately 62 000 riders daily. During peak hours bus wait times are at five minutes to ensure the best service for riders. Rail transport through Via Rail connects Quebec with Montreal and the cities along the line to Toronto. Quebec is also home to Jean Lesage International Airport and one of Canada’s largest ports along the St Lawrence River. For more information on the RTC an their services within the city the following website can be of assistance in route planning and frequently asked questions.

Once getting to the part of your move on selecting a new home or dwelling, this can be feared as the most time consuming and most difficult, however with enough planning and research it can be very simple. Many new residents no matter which city they destine on moving too often try to stick closer to health and public services such as Hospitals in case of a future emergency or if your current health situations is obligated to visiting these places on a regular basis. Quebec City does have a number of Hospitals such as the Jeffery Hale Hospital located on 1250 Ch Sainte –Foy. Important numbers when moving to Quebec would be the following,  +911 (Police Fire Ambulance)  (418) 684-5333 (Jeffery Hale Hospital)

There are numerous services online with current listings for condos, townhouses, apartments and homes within the city of Quebec. Researching on local by laws is important because many may vary from by laws in Montreal.

Quebec city has so much history and culture, most famously the Winter Carnival, and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day celebrations. No matter when visiting the city of Quebec bringing your family to visit from Montreal is a great suggestion not only to take advantage of what the city has to offer but to condition your self for the move and acquaint your self with the local streets.  Quebec offers a number of restaurants and hotels with affordable prices to fit your budget. A number of restaurants expertise are international cuisines from Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Quebec offers some of the finest dining in all of North America. Hotel Le Germain Dominion is one of the popular stays in the city for being in the heart of downtown, as well as Hotel Sainte Anne located in Old Quebec.

Moving from Montreal to Quebec can be complex with many steps implicated to ensure everything goes as planned with precision and care. Thus finding a reliable and experienced long-distance moving company is important when planning such a large move from Montreal to Quebec City.

Finding a reliable mover in Montreal or a moving company can give you the satisfaction and peace of mind keeping you focused on other tasks involved during the move.

Selecting the right moving company or long-distance movers in Montreal in general without the appropriate research can be time consuming, however checking company references, prior satisfied customer referrals, and that the moving company you choose operates or has operated in the past with the city you'll need to move to will always keep you one step ahead in your move.  

If you are planning to move your upright piano or grand piano to Quebec City from Montreal, we are ready to give you the best quote and service, experienced movers and all equipment for that! For your pool table, we offer you a professional move and installation service for all models and size of pool table or snooker.

Selecting Montreal Movers you are going to make sure your possessions are safely and securely transferred, and that this is done as quickly as possible. The choice is up to you!

Good luck and happy moving!


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