Goods and Services

Bargain Stores

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Sainte-Foy neighbourhood Saint-Roch neighbourhood
Les Coffres de Monsieur Vincent
3420, rue Rochambeau
Centre Ozanam
860, rue du Roi
Village des Valeurs
3355, rue de la Pérade
Comptoir Emmaüs
915, rue Saint-Vallier Est
Comptoir Louise et Frédéric
2901, chemin Sainte-Foy
59, rue Saint-Joseph Est
2120, rue Boivin
Limoilou neighbourhood Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood
Village des valeurs
2555, boul. Montmorency
Le comptoir du livre
726, rue Saint-Jean
Other stores
Place des Quatre-Bourgeois
999, avenue de Bourgogne
Escomptes Lecompte
729, rue Saint-Joseph Est
Canadian Tire

  • 1170, route de l’Église
  • 630, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel
    418 687-2111


  • 1700, boul. Lebourgneuf
  • Place Laurier
    2700, boul. Laurier
    418 656-9407

14000, boul. Henri-Bourassa

  • 2-8500, boul. Henri-Bourassa
  • 245, rue Soumande
    418 781-6559
Boutique du Dollar +
Place de la Cité
2600, boul. Laurier

  • Place des Quatre-Bourgeois
    999, rue de Bourgogne
  • Place Laurier
    2700, boul. Laurier unité 2158
    418 654-0813

  • Place Laurier
    2700, boulevard Laurier
  • La Pyramide
    2360, chemin Sainte-Foy
  • Place Fleur de Lys
    550, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel
  • Place des Quatre-Bourgeois
    999, avenue de Bourgogne
  • Carrefour Saint-Sacrement
    1275, boul. Charest Ouest

Tigre Géant
1254, boul. Louis-XIV

  • Place des Quatre-Bourgeois
    999, avenue de la Bourgogne
    418 651-9746
  • Place Fleur de Lys
    500, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel unité A1
    418 263-7035



Here are places to find used books for sale:

Here are places to find new books for sale:

Businesses and business hours

You will find businesses of all sorts in the three large shopping centres located near campus (Place Ste-Foy, Place de la Cité and Laurier Québec). You will also enjoy discovering lovely boutiques on Maguire, Cartier, Saint-Jean, Grande-Allée, Saint-Vallier and Saint-Joseph streets.

Although in-store prices are fixed, prices vary among stores. We advise you to go to several stores and, if possible, talk to someone who has lived here for years to find out which prices are fair and to get familiar with stores in the area.

Most businesses are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Stores in shopping centres generally open at 9:30 a.m. (10 am Sunday). The following establishments have longer business hours: supermarkets, small neighbourhood grocery stores, accommodation stores, pharmacies, etc.

Computer hardware and school supplies

Here are places where you can buy computer hardware and school supplies:

Convenience store

The term convenience store is used in Quebec to designate a local store that is open late at night and allows you to buy basic groceries, alcohol, tobacco products, etc. Many convenience stores are combined with gas stations.

The main convenience store chains are:

  • Couche-Tard
  • Chez Alphonse (Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, Université Laval)
  • Proxi
  • Petro-Canada


Services on the campus

Contrary to practices in other countries, prices in university cafeterias on Québec campuses are the same for everyone. Many students bring their lunch or meal and heat it up in one of the microwaves found in most building’s cafeterias.

To know all the places where to eat on campus, visit the on campus catering website (only in french).

Are you in financial difficulty? Visit the Facebook page of La Table du Pain for free bread and food.

Grocery stores

The cost of groceries varies considerably from one store to another. A number of stores opt for a chic style but their prices are higher than those at plainer, low-cost stores. Some supermarkets issue discount coupons or have customer loyalty programs. Ask your merchant.

Near campus, you will find the following food services:

  • Maxi
    815, avenue Myrand
  • Métro
    Centre commercial Place Ste-Foy
  • Métro
  • Halles de Sainte-Foy
    2500, chemin des Quatre Bourgeois
  • Avril
    Centre commercial Place de la Cité
  • Jang Teu
    950, avenue de Bourgogne (arrondissement Sainte-Foy)
    Marché oriental
  • Adonis
    1700, rue Bouvier (arrondissement Lebourgneuf)
    Marché méditerranéen

However, you can lower your grocery bill if you are willing to travel a little farther by bus. Here are a few addresses for stores with lower prices:

  • Super C
    475, rue Soumande
  • Maxi
    552, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel, Place Fleur de Lys
  • Fruiterie 440
    385, rue Soumande
  • Le Frigo
    191, rue Joly

Online grocery shopping:

Supermarkets Specializing in Imported Products

Latino american grocery stores Mediterranean grocery stores
Épicerie Tropica Épicerie boucherie Assalam
3173, chemin Sainte-Foy
Épicerie Latinos à Québec
2690, chemin Sainte-Foy
Épicerie Internationale Amine
299, rue St-Vallier ouest
Asian grocery stores International grocery stores
Aliments Toyo
2860, chemin Sainte-Foy
Déli Universel
Place de la Cité 2600, boul. Laurier, local 68
Épicerie Chanhda
538, avenue des Oblats
Épicerie Saveur Des Nations
1850, 1re Avenue
La Montagne Dorée
652, rue St-Ignace
Dépanneur Mokolo (marché exotique international)
3062, chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois
418-614-6955193, rue Chabot
Bollywood Food Mart
186, avenue Eugène-Lamontagne
African grocery stores European grocery stores
92, rue Saint-Joseph Ouest
Chez Vladimir
3060, avenue Maricourt
Épicerie Africa
395, rue Durocher
Épicerie Européenne
560, rue Saint-Jean
Épicerie De Chez-Nous
231, avenue Bélanger
418 683-0759
Morena Épicerie Traiteur Inc.
1040, avenue Cartier
Épicerie Kabowd
300, boul. Pierre-Bertrand
M&S: Marché Tropical
977, route de l’Église
418 658-1555

Société des alcools du Québec – SAQ (liquor stores)

Liquor, wine, beer and specialty products are sold at Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) outlets. Beer, a smaller selection of wines and some alcoholic beverages can also be found in supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience store. Near campus, you will find the following SAQ outlets:

  • 1305, avenue Maguire
  • 2500, chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois
  • 2828, boul. Laurier

Mail service

Canada Post offers regular postal service. During the week, mail is delivered to your home. Complete postal services are available at postal counters located in certain stores, accomodation stores and pharmacies. Here are two near campus:

Pharmacie Brunet

  • Place Ste-Foy
  • Laurier Québec

Tips and gratuities

In Quebec, it is usually recommended to leave tips for hairdressers, taxi drivers, parking valets, waiters/ waitresses, and restaurant meal deliverers. Tips vary depending on the service. For example, the tip in restaurants is usually between 15% to 20% of the bill.