What It’s Really Like to Ride Your Motorcycle In Quebec

Quebec is located in the Eastern part of Canada, with majority of population and great riding
in the southern area and along the coastlines.

Quebec has lots to explore, from their dining to festivals to many of the great roads to cruise on. The 2 largest cities are Montreal and Quebec City, you will leave with many great memories of this province.

map of quebec

Ride Details

  • Speed Limits & Laws Find out about QC Laws, more than just speed limits
  • Border Crossing: Where to cross into Quebec from the USA
  • QC Roads: What are the roads really like?
  • Biker Friendly Accommodation: What sort of options are there for clean cheap motels?
  • Must Do Rides: With its large land mass there are quite a few rides to enjoy
  • Riding Conditions Different views through out the province
  • Attractions Outdoors adventures await
  • Language Is French the dominant language spoken?

Top Rides in Quebec

Quebec to Northern Vermont

This ride is a bit far to get to from my home, but it was worth every minute. This ride is the reason I bought a touring bike. From the crisp air in the high mountains to the gorgeous lakes and rivers, you can't help but love this ride.

Gatineau Quebec to Richford VT, Eastern Townships ride

This is a great ride through the southern part of Quebec and through the eastern townships and surrounding farm country..great roads and little traffic

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Riding around Quebec

Riding Conditions in Quebec

Riding in Quebec, you will spend majority of your time riding in the southern part of the province, rolling through many different terrains.

Quebec has 22 tourist regions, 1-13 are the most occupied
riding conditions in QC

Montreal
Quebec
Abitibi-Temiscamingue
Saint-Laurent-Bay
Quebec Centre
Charlevoix
Chaudiere-Appalaches
Duplessis
Eastern Townships
Eeyou Istchee Baie-James
Gaspesie
Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Lanaudiere

Click here for more details about all the regions in Quebec

Good Information for Riding in Quebec

While riding in Quebec you will find that it is a safe place to ride, the people are friendly and do their best to speak english.

Driver’s License/Insurance – Quebec promotes Motorcycle Awareness all year. You must have valid insurance to ride in QC, along with a valid drivers license.

Once you are in Quebec there are fuel stations to gas up at, buy snacks and have air available, but do pay attention to where you are going as the land mass is larger and you may have longer stretches of road without fuel stops. The Price of fuel is in Litres, gas stations sell snacks and hot food, the drinking age is 18 in Quebec.

What Are the Roads Like in Quebec?


With Quebec being the largest province in Canada, having a land & water mass of over 1.542 million square kilometres and with a population over 8.2 million (2014 stats). If you are looking to ride on divided highway, Quebec has numerous major highways, all primary highway numbers begin in the 100’s (Highway 101). There are a lot of great secondary roads that are less traveled, that will take you through some pretty neat small towns who love seeing motorcyclist.

Quebec Laws

BC RCMP Car

DOT Approved Helmet
It is the law for riders and passengers to wear a DOT approved helmet, you must have a valid driver’s license and insurance is also mandatory. Safety is important while riding, being alert and aware of your surroundings is key to a fun safe ride, signage is very good in most areas.
Construction Zone
Spring, Summer and Fall there is a lot of construction to rebuild all these millions of kilometres of roads, it is the law to slow down to the posted speed limit through a construction zone, fines are STEEP!
Passing Emergency Vehicles
At any time you pass an emergency vehicle (Police, Ambulance, Tow Truck, etc) on the shoulder of the road or in a lane, it is the law to slow down to 70km/hr

Wildlife in Quebec

Quebec is home to many different wildlife. Any of these animals that you see along your ride are magnificent and we all know not to get close to these animals, feed them or get off your bike to take a picture.

Animals you may see:

  • Moose, Caribou, Polar Bears, Black & Brown Bears
  • Wolves, Coyotes, Lynx, Foxes,
  • Raccoons, Badgers, skunks, gophers and all kinds of birds
  • Fish:Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Atlantic Cod, Brook Trout, Salmon and more

 
NEVER STOP WHEN WILDLIFE IS NEAR