Québec regulations regarding wheelchair accessibility are similar to those in the U.S. and the rest of Canada, including requirements for curb cuts, entrance ramps, designated parking spaces, and specially equipped bathrooms. While the more modern parts of the cities are fully wheelchair accessible, access to the restaurants and inns housed in 18th- and 19th-century buildings, especially in Québec City, is often difficult or impossible.
Advice is provided in the French-language guide Le Québec Accessible, which lists more than 1,000 hotels, restaurants, theaters, and museums. It costs C$20 and is available from Kéroul (tel. 514/252-3104; www.keroul.qc.ca). Kéroul also publishes an English-language brochure called The Accessible Road, which has information about everything from how to get a handicapped parking sticker to which top attractions are most accessible. It's available as a free download at www.keroul.qc.ca. Québec's provincial tourism organization maintains an online, searchable database of accessible establishments and tourist sites at www.bonjourquebec.com. Also look for the Tourist and Leisure Companion Sticker (T.L.C.S.) at tourist sites. It designates that companions of travelers with disabilities can enter for free. A list of participating enterprises is online at www.vatl-tlcs.org.