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
  • Comptoir Louise et Frédéric
    2901, chemin Sainte-Foy
  • Électro-meubles
    59, rue Saint-Joseph Est
Limoilou neighbourhood Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood
  • Village des valeurs
    2555, boulevard Montmorency
  • 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
    418-659-4882630, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel
    418 687-2111
  • Walmart
    1700, boul. Lebourgneuf
    418-623-7339Place Laurier
    2700, boul. Laurier
    418 656-9407
  • Rossy
    2-8500, boul. Henri-Bourassa
    418-626-0126245, rue Soumande
    418 781-6559
  • Boutique du Dollar +
    Place de la Cité
    2600, boul. Laurier
  • Winners
    Place des Quatre-Bourgeois
    999, rue de Bourgogne
    418-654-1186Place Laurier
    2700, Boul Laurier unité 2158
    418 654-0813
  • Dollarama
    Place Laurier
    2700, boulevard LaurierLa Pyramide
    2360, chemin Sainte-FoyPlace Fleur de Lys
    550, boulevard Wilfrid-HamelPlace des Quatre Bourgeois
    999, avenue de BourgogneCarrefour Saint-Sacrement
    1275, boulevard Charest Ouest
  • Hart
    Place des Quatre-Bourgeois
    999, avenue de la Bourgogne
    418 651-9746Place 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 8:00 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.

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, see Mon équilibre UL (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:

  • Super C
    Opening soon
  • 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 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, boulevard 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
  • Epiafrica
    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, boulevard 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, 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

Laurier Québec

Tips and gratuities

Quebeckers generally 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.