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Changes in traffic and parking

Hosting Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec will mean significant traffic and parking restrictions in Old Québec and on Parliament Hill, the Plains of Abraham, Boulevard Champlain, and Côte de la Montagne.

Before and after the event

From 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, to 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, driving and parking will be prohibited on Grande Allée Est between Cours du Général-De Montcalm and Rue des Parlementaires.

During the event

On the day of the event (Friday, September 13) between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., no driving will be allowed on circuit roads, and there will be no parking on these roads after midnight the night before.

General Route Map

Access points by car

During the event, some roads will be closed to drivers. Access to areas inside the circuit by car will be especially restricted. Access points are set up in each of the 10 zones. Police will be posted at these crossings.

To find out where these are located, consult the General Route Map or details of the 10 zones below (french only).

Zone 1: Hôtel-Dieu

Entrance: rue Saint-Nicolas
Exit: Côte Dinan or rue Richelieu

Details of zone 1

Zone 2: Hôtel de ville

Entrance: rue D'Auteuil (then take avenue Sainte-Geneviève, rue de la Porte and rue Haldimand to access the Hôtel de ville zone by rue des Jardins)
Exit: rue Dauphine or rue Sainte-Anne

Details of zone 2

Zone 3: Château Frontenac

Entrance and exit: rue D'Auteuil

Details of zone 3

Zone 4: La Citadelle

Details of zone 4

Zone 5: Manège militaire

Entrance and exit: avenue Wilfrid-Laurier

Details of zone 5

Zone 6: Collège Mérici

Entrance and exit: avenue Murray

Details of zone 6

Zone 7: Les Jardins Mérici

Entrance and exit: avenue Vauquelin

Details of zone 7

Zone 8: De Laune

Details of zone 8

Zone 9: Rue Champlain

Entrance: west end of rue Champlain
Exit: east end of rue Champlain

Details of zone 9

Zone 10: Place Royale

Entrance and exit: at the intersection of rue Saint-Pierre and Côte de la Montagne

Details of zone 10

Pedestrian crossings

Pedestrian crossings will be set up in many places along the circuit, except near the start/finish line on Grande Allée Est.

Use them to cross the race track safely.

Traffic and parking restrictions

On Friday, September 13, circuit roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and parking will be prohibited from midnight the night before.

  • Côte de la Canoterie
  • Boulevard Champlain
  • Rue Dalhousie
  • Rue De Buade
  • Rue De Laune
  • Rue De Saint-Vallier Est
  • Côte de la Fabrique
  • Rue du Fort
  • Avenue George-VI
  • Côte Gilmour
  • Rue des Glacis
  • Grande Allée Est
  • Grande Allée Ouest
  • Rue des Jardins
  • Rue du Marché-Champlain
  • Côte de la Montagne
  • Avenue Montcalm
  • Avenue Ontario
  • Rue Port-Dauphin
  • Côte de la Potasse
  • Rue des Remparts
  • Rue Saint-Jean
  • Rue Saint-Louis
  • Avenue Taché

Traffic will also be affected and parking prohibited on certain neighboring streets. The City recommends that motorists plan their trips in advance and follow the temporary detour signs posted for the event.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us make this event a success!

Getting to Hôtel-Dieu de Québec

Do you have an appointment at Hôtel-Dieu on September 13? Would you like to visit a relative there? Make your life easier—take one of the free shuttles provided especially for you by RTC from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Temporary stops will be located in front of Gare du Palais and at the main entrance to Hôtel-Dieu. You can park nearby ($) at Gare du Palais or the courthouse.

To drive to Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, use the point of crossing in zone 1 (french only). The entrance is on Rue Saint-Nicolas. You can use Côte Dinan or Rue Richelieu to exit the zone.