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User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 802 times:

I will be going to Quebec in July. What is there to do in Montreal and Quebec City? Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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User currently offlineRadarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 756 times:

What the ... 777236ER?!

Anyways, there's tons of things to do in Quebec during the summer. Montreal is hosting dozens of festivals in the summer months. Be sure to catch the Jazz Festival downtown, it's awesome, even from someone who doesn't like Jazz too much. Go see whales on the St Lawrence river or go horse-riding in the forest. Try http://www.bonjourquebec.com/anglais/index.html for a list of all the attractions, events and activities.

Radarbeam


User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 741 times:

Thanks! 777236ER????

User currently offlineNW D9S From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 734 times:

See the Expos play baseball.

TEP


User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 733 times:

Great idea NW D9S!! I never thought about that!

User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 729 times:

Separate.

j/k



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User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 725 times:

Well how long will you be in Montreal? Where will you be staying? what type of activities do you prefer? Do you like to eat out?

Answer these, and I'll give you some great suggestions on what to do. i'm the official Airliners.net Montreal tour guide  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 721 times:

Well, I will be travelling with my grandmother, my aunt, and my 9 year old cousin. So, its not like we can do anything real fancy, but I do want to eat some good places and do some cool things. We are starting our trip in Quebec City. We are going to tour around the city etc. My grandmother doesn't speak English, only French, so Quebec will be good for her I think. We are then taking some kind of boat down the St. Lawrence to Montreal. Do you think a boat is better, or a train would be? Which would offer better views if there are any from Quebec City-Montreal? Is that area pretty? In Montreal I am completely lost in what to do.

User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 719 times:

We will be about 5 days in Montreal.

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User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 720 times:

well how long will you be in montreal and where will you be staying?

User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 717 times:

About 5 days in Montreal. We will be staying at a Mariott I'm sure.

User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 712 times:

Well here goes:

First of all, your one essential supply: A city bus pass. I suggest buying the "CAM Hebdo" pass, its good for a week, cost $14, and offers unlimited bus/metro rides during that period. Best way to get around town is by bus/metro

Day 1 - Downtown Montreal

Here you are, right at the centre of Canada's seciond largest city. The best place to begin a walking tour of Downtown is in my opinions at the corner of Peel Street and Saint Catherine. Behind you rises Mount royal and in front of you, the land gently sinks down towards the Saint Lawrence. Walk south (towards the river) for a block until you reach Canada Place and the Queen Mary of the World Cathedral. Here you'll see Montreal in a nutshell: A church, old, turn of the century building, and modern glass towers. you can then stroll west on Rene Levesque till you reach Place Ville Marie (The large, cross-shaped building). Walk north across the plaza, and you'll find yourself on McGill College Avenue, which is in my opinion the most beautiful street in downtown. Be sure to take some photos of yourself next to the "Illuminated crowd" sculpture. Walk noth to McGill University, and have a look around if you wish, the campus is beautiful. Walk back south and visit the Underground City by entering Place Montreal Trust. It's a huge network of inter-connected shopping malls underground. Of course no visit here would be complete without a ride on the Metro (not recommended during rush hour). It's clean, quiet, and runs of rubber tires like your car. This of course is just a basic, quick overview of downtown, which is best explored as you see fit. it's almost imposible to get lost.

Stop for a bite to eat at Schwartz's deli on St. Lawrence Blvd (a little bit north of downtown close to Metro station Sherbrooke).Try the local specialty, smoked meat, which is simply incredible. I could eat here everyday!

Day 2 - Old Montreal

Take the Metro to Champ De Mars (Orange line) and follow the signs to city hall which is a great starting point for a visit around here. you'll find yourself in the heart of the old city (most of which dates back to the 1800's, you'llfeel like your in paris at some points). Walk down Place Jacques Cartier to the Old Port. Things to see include the Clock Tower, the iSci Centre/Imax Theatre, and the jet boats for the rapids (FUN FUN FUN). If you visit here on Canada Day, you'll find Mounties in full dress uniform and on horseback1 Be sure to wander a few blocks west and visit Notre Dame, which is one of the most beautiful churches in the world, I guarantee you'll be speechless at the beauty of the interior. you can also grab a horse drawn carriage ride at the square outside. any of the local cafes are great for lunch although I prefer a cheeseburger at Harvey's at Place Jacques Cartier.

Day 3- Olympic Stadium/Botanical Gardens

This will take a whole day easily. Take the Metro green line to Pie-IX and exit onto the street, walk into the Olympic Park from here and you'll great some great photo ops. Walk to the base of the tower and buy the "Get An Eyefull" package which include tickets to the top of the tower, the Biodome (a living museum next to the tower, just amazing), The Botanical Gardens, and Insectarium (full of creepy crawlies). The ride to the top of the tower if fun and the view cannot be beat. also sign up for a tour of the complex and be sure to buy Expos baseball tickets to enjoy the evening. The best seats cost only $35. Be sure to buy a hot dog and bowl of poutine during the game, yum yum.

Day 4- Mount Royal

Lots of walking to be done here, so if someone thinks they can't conquer the mountain tell them to stay in the hotel. The views from the top of Mount Royal are breath-taking. I prefer to walk up Peel street to the mountain then taking the paths to the top. This walk is tough and draining. if you can't handle it, you can take a bus to the top. Be sure to visit Beaver Lake, the downtown and East-end lookouts, the chalet, and the cross. you can spend the whoel day wandering these paths and you will forget you are at the very centre of a major city. Afterwards, take a bus over to Cote Des Neiges street and dine at Maison Kam, the best Chinese food I have ever had ( personal favs are: salt and pepper squid, cantonese chow-mein, and the beef in oyster sauce. Their won-ton soup is great too).

Day 5- Whatever you want

You can stop by one of the many festivals. The jazz festival is great! Or visit the La Ronde amusement park/ Ile Saint Helen, or Saint Joseph's Oratory. maybe even go to the botanical gardens as you really need a whole day to explore their beauty and peacefulness.




That's all I can think of for now. if you want more info about anything (i.e. directions) just ask. It's getting late, so I'm turning in. Maybe I'll post some pics tomorrow. Hope this is all helpful!


User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 700 times:

AC320, your information is priceless! Thank you so much for your time and effort. Respect to you my friend.

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User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 696 times:

And.....What jet boats and rapids?

User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 694 times:

There's some rapids that run along a stretch of the river, they take you out on these jet-powered boats and give you the ride of your life!

User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 687 times:

Thanks for the info!

User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 687 times:

By any chance would you have the name of the people that do the rapid thing? I can't find anything about it on google.

User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 685 times:

http://www.jetboatingmontreal.com/

User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 674 times:

Great info AC! Ill be out in Montreal in the summer too! Really Helpful.

User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 667 times:

Here's a link to a site which has some nice pictures of the city from a person's perspective, gives you somewhat of a feel of what its like to be there: http://www.finditinmontreal.com/visions/english.html

Westjet_737 - if you need any help planning your itinerary, I'll be glad to lend a hand.


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