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Old 06-29-11, 05:20 PM   #1
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Is Quebec open on Sundays?

Different places have different customs, so pardon me if this is a silly-sounding question: is Quebec "open" on Sundays?

I grew up near a town in NJ that had some pretty strict "blue laws". On Sundays, most merchants were closed; grocery stores closed very early; there might be one pharmacy open.

I'm planning on riding from Montreal to Quebec City, leaving Montreal on a Sunday. Will I be able to find food along the way?

A related question: are there public toilets along the Route Verte, or are things handled on the US-style plan (restaurants have bathrooms for customers only)?

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You will have no problem finding stores open on a Sunday anywhere in Quebec. Small convenience stores, known locally as "depanneurs" are found everywhere. They are often found in conjunction with gas stations, just like you would see in the United States. Drug stores will be open and so will grocery stores. Most depanneurs will have washrooms, you might have to ask to use them. Although most stores close at 5:00, the convenience stores are open late. Not sure if there are public toilets along the Route Verte, but you should be able to find one. Most Quebecois are well disposed towards Americans. They will understand that you don't speak French, and do their best to help out. In the Montreal area, a fair percentage of people speak at least some English, but the farther you go from the city, the fewer they will be. Quebec is a tourist city, well used to Americans, you won't have trouble being understood
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