Patriot Festival: Open or closed?

On the occasion of National Patriots Day, all the offices of Quebec City and Lévis will be closed on Monday, May 20th. However, some services will continue to work.
Emergency room

Essential services such as police, fire protection and water treatment will be maintained day and night. For any emergency requiring the intervention of police, firefighters or paramedics, the public can dial 9-1-1 at any time.

To report an emergency regarding water and sewer systems, street lighting or roadway conditions, citizens will be able to call 3-1-1 and choose option 1.

In Lévis, for any situation requiring a quick intervention during this day, such as a broken water supply, the population is asked to dial 418 839-2002.

Waste and company

The collection of waste and recyclable materials will be maintained according to the usual schedule in all boroughs.

City Ecocentres will also maintain their usual summer schedule. It can be consulted on the City’s website, in the

In Lévis, all the collections will be done according to the usual schedule. For the collection of bulky (monsters), registration can be done online at or by phone at 418 839-2002.

Ecocentres of Lévis and Saint-Lambert will be open. The ecocentre of Lévis according to the usual schedule from 8 am to 8 pm and that of Saint-Lambert according to the weekend schedule, from 9 am to 4 pm.


On-street parking in front of the parking meters will be free, except in the rue de la Maréchaussée, where parking remains a fee at all times. It should also be noted that the streets in Battlefields Park, including De Bernières Street and Taché Avenue, are not under the jurisdiction of the City and that parking meters remain chargeable at all times.

Parking lots with toll booths will remain charged, including those located at the Esplanade Park, in front of the Palais station, in the Saint-Sacrement district (between Sainte-Foy Road and Marie-Rollet Street). in the area of ​​Maguire Avenue.

From Sunday, May 19, at 6 am, until Tuesday, May 21, at 6 am, a tolerance will be exercised, that is to say that the vehicle may be parked longer than the time limit normally allowed, that is whether or not you have a resident parking permit, for the parking areas below:

• Limited time zones (30 minutes, 60 minutes, etc.) that require a resident parking permit;

• Areas reserved exclusively for residents’ license holders.

All other parking regulations will apply.


Buses will operate according to the Saturday schedule, but there will be no Couche-tard service. Like all weekends and holidays, children will be able to travel for free from Friday to Monday inclusively, thanks to the Family Privilege.

For more information on RTC services, visit or call customer service at 418-627-2511.

Municipal Court

The service counters of the Municipal Court will be closed. However, it will be possible to pay online a statement of offense or a payment agreement, by credit card, by visiting the .


The following libraries will be open according to their usual schedule: Jesuit College (La Cité-Limoilou), Gabrielle-Roy (La Cite-Limoilou), Monique-Corriveau (Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge), Étienne-Parent (Beauport), Félix-Leclerc (Upper St. Charles), Paul-Aimé-Paiement (Charlesbourg) and Romain-Langlois (The Rivers).

Other libraries will be closed.

In Lévis, all libraries will be closed.

For more information on municipal services, citizens are invited to dial 3-1-1 and select option 4 to access the automated information line.

Arenas, pools, community centers, etc.

The Léo-Paul-Bédard Aquarena and the Lévis Cultural Center will be open.

Arenas (with the exception of the Léo-Paul-Bédard Aquarena), community centers, park lodges, rental trays for sports activities in schools and outdoor sports fields will be closed, except for people or organizations who already have a reservation.

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