Goods and Services

Bargain Stores

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Sainte-Foy neighbourhood Saint-Roch neighbourhood
  • Les Coffres de Monsieur Vincent
    909, boulevard Pie XII
  • Centre Ozanam
    860, rue du Roi
  • Comptoir de Frédéric
    2901, chemin Sainte-Foy
  • Au Coin du Meuble
    253, rue Saint-Joseph Est
  • Meuble Genina
    175, rue Saint-Joseph Est
  •  Électro-meubles
    59, rue Saint-Joseph Est
Limoilou neighbourhood Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood
  • Village des valeurs
    2555, boulevard Montmorency
  • Colisée du livre
    175, rue Saint-Jean
  • Entrepôt du Meuble Gaétan
    1095, chemin de la Canardière
  • Le comptoir du livre
    726, rue Saint-Jean
Other stores
  • Aubainerie
    Place des Quatre-Bourgeois
    999, avenue de Bourgogne

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

  • Korvette
    14000, boul. Henri-Bourassa
  • Rossy
    2-8500, boul. Henri-Bourassa
  • Boutique du Dollar +
    Place de la Cité
    2600, boul. Laurier
  • Winners
    Place des Quatre-Bourgeois
    999, rue de Bourgogne
  • Dollarama

    Place Laurier
    2700, boulevard Laurier

    La Pyramide
    2360, chemin Sainte-Foy

    Place Fleur de Lys
    550, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel

    Place des Quatre Bourgeois
    999, avenue de Bourgogne

    Carrefour Saint-Sacrement
    1275, boulevard Charest Ouest

  • Tigre Géant
    1254, boul. Louis-XIV

Bookstores (used books)

Here is places to find used 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 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Stores in shopping centres generally open at 9:30 a.m. (10:00 Sunday). The following establishments have longer business hours: supermarkets, small neighbourhood grocery stores, accommodation stores, pharmacies, etc.


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, see Mon équilibre UL (only in french).

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:

  • Provigo, (815, rue Myrand)
  • Métro, (centre commercial Place Ste-Foy)
  • Métro, (Pyramide)
  • Halles de Sainte-Foy, (2500, chemin des Quatre Bourgeois)

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 (195, rue Joly)
Supermarkets Specializing in Imported Products
Latino american grocery stores Mediterranean grocery stores
  • Marché Exotique La Fiesta
    101, rue Saint-Joseph Est
  • Épicerie boucherie Assalam
    3173, chemin Sainte-Foy
  • Épicerie Latinos A Québec
    2690, chemin Sainte-Foy
  • Épicerie Internationale Amine
    627, boulevard Charest Est
Asian grocery stores International grocery stores
  • Aliments Toyo
    2860, chemin Sainte-Foy
  • Déli Universel
    Place de la Cité
    2600, boulevard Laurier
  • Épicerie Lao-Indochine
    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
  • Épicerie Indienne Deshi Bazar
    34, rue Saint-Joseph Est
African grocery stores European grocery stores
  • Epiafrica
    92, rue Saint-Joseph Ouest
  • Chez Vladimir
    3400, chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois
  • Épicerie Africa
    1101, 8e Avenue
  • Épicerie Européenne
    560, rue Saint-Jean
  • Épicerie De Chez-Nous
    231, avenue Bélanger
  • Morena Épicerie Traiteur Inc.
    1040, avenue Cartier
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, boulevard 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 418-653-9333
Laurier Québec 418-656-1712

Tips and gratuities

Quebeckers generally leave tips for hairdressers, taxi drivers, gas station attendants, parking valets, waiters/ waitresses, and restaurant meal deliverers. Tips vary depending on the service. For example, the tip in restaurants is usually 15% of the bill.