Living in Québec City

Known worldwide for its rich history and European charm, Québec City is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. The city on the St. Lawrence River offers an exceptional quality of life and affordable cost of living and tops the list of Canada’s safest urban centres. With its cultural and economic vitality, Québec has all the benefits of a big city in spectacular natural surroundings.


Studying in Québec City

Studying in Québec City means opting for a unique and deeply enriching experience that combines quality education and immersion in the heart of North American francophone culture. Québec City is also a research and development hot spot and boasts the highest per capita concentration of researchers in the country. Many of these researchers are associated with Université Laval and other university institutions in the region.


A rich and vibrant culture

Québec City is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene and offers a wealth of activities in both summer and winter. In addition to its vibrant nightlife, bars, cafés, bistros, museums, theatres, and movie theatres, Québec City hosts a number of festivals throughout the year, including the Québec City Summer Festival, one of the biggest musical events in Canada.

Discover Québec City culture


Nature and outdoor activities

Quebec City is a dream come true for sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. It is sprinkled with green spaces and is home to one of the world’s largest urban parks: the Plains of Abraham. The city's surrounding mountains, rivers, and lakes are just a short hop away and are the perfect place to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities year round.

Discover the region’s natural sites


Affordable cost of living

The cost of living in Québec City is moderate and housing is very reasonable compared to most North American cities. This makes Université Laval an affordable study destination. The on-campus residences offer reasonably priced accommodation and various off-campus housing options are also available nearby.