I just came back for two weeks holidays in quebec city. I had fantastic holidays and I plan to come back in May this year. I found a room in the house of a french canadian family in a very nice area of Quebec City near the Montmorency Falls. I found the advertisement in a web site and I was more than pleased with it. It was cheap (100 dollars a week for a simple room) or (140 dollars a week for a double room). I had my private bathrom. They have four bedrooms. The house was nice and clean, and the owners were just doing that for fun to meet new people. The lady was a university teacher et the man was an economist. They were always there to help me telling me a lot about the city and quebec in general. It was like going in my family. I did not rent a car so I appreciate that the bus stop was near the house to go to te city centre. But if you have a car it is about 10-15 minutes to go to the old quebec from their home (they have a big car park). If you are interested I can give you their email adress.
I cannot wait to go back,
Next time I will try to visit montreal too and I would like to rent a room in a family in montreal too if anybody has some good adresses.
Have a nice evening