emiratesa345
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What To Do In Montreal?

Fri May 07, 2004 5:39 am

I recently took advantage of the offer from JetsGo, $1 YYZ-YUL and the same returning + taxes and fees. My friend and I are taking the first flight out and we're coming home on the 7pm flight, so we have the day to spend in Montreal. (Thursday, May 13)

My question: What is there to see and do in Montreal? I was thinking just hitting up some malls, but I'm open to other ideas. Thanks in advance.

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RE: What To Do In Montreal?

Fri May 07, 2004 5:42 am

There are a lot of gay bars...you'll make friends. They can show you the cool places to go (not that they'd let you in!!!).
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You'd fly to another city to go to a shopping mall? OK, that explains a lot!

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RE: What To Do In Montreal?

Fri May 07, 2004 5:47 am

You could go watch an Expos game and double their attendance. Other than that I haven't a clue.
 
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RE: What To Do In Montreal?

Fri May 07, 2004 5:56 am

I was thinking just hitting up some malls

You're going to Montreal and the best you can come up with is going to the mall????

If you have only one thing to do in Montreal, go to Schwartz's and eat a smoked meat sandwich. Heck, I'll give you $20 to bring me back some!!!!
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RE: What To Do In Montreal?

Fri May 07, 2004 6:10 am

You can tour Old Montreal. Stay near downtown and walk across the Quartier Latin.

Or head east and visit the Biodome, the Olympic Stadium, the Insactarium and the Botanical Garden.

Forget the malls for g-d sake...

Edited : As for restaurants, forget Schwartz, only tourists go there. Go to a SAQ, buy a few bottles of wine and go to a BYOB restaurant. There are plenty of those on Duluth Street. My favorites are "Jardin de Panos" (Greek)and "La Colombe" (Québecois/French). Both are on Duluth, almost facing each others.

[Edited 2004-05-06 23:14:19]
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RE: What To Do In Montreal?

Fri May 07, 2004 6:20 am

Greg - I know you want a piece of this, but you can't have it. Sure, I might be well dressed, but I'm not gay. Keep telling yourself that.

Also, I'm going to fly, not to see Montreal. It was a cheap price, so I went. It's the same reason I went to NYC, to fly on the Concorde.

Sean - Well then I guess I'll see you in the arrivals area, waiting for your sandwich.

I've never been to Montreal so I don't know what's there. That's why I'm asking. It's pretty obvious that they have malls, considering my company has stores in some of them. It's all I could think of. I was just hoping to get some ideas of interesting places to see. Also, what would you recommend for a mode of transport, other than car or foot?

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RE: What To Do In Montreal?

Fri May 07, 2004 12:26 pm

If you're on the cheap, visit the Museum of Fine Arts. Lots of great stuff there and the regular collection is free to view.

If you like taking pictures of airplanes, get a ride to Pitfield off Cote Vertu. If the wind is right, you can get some spectacular shots.

Walking around old Montreal is a must. There are a few street performers you can watch for a cheap contribution. (only if the weather cooperates) You can spend hours walking around there and you can actually find some bargain places to eat.

Right in old Montral, you can vist the Cathedral of Notre Dame for about 2 bucks. Well worth it. Lots of great archetecture to scope out around there.

You can go visit the US Expo 67 pavillion for free too as long as you don't want to go inside but I wouldn't recommend it even if you want to spend the money.

LaRonde is a fairly large amusement park near the pavillion that you will see crossing the bridge from the island.

China town is a short walk from there. If you have a car, St. Laurent street is interesting. This is locally known as La Main as it used to sort of be the main street in Montreal. Now it sort of splits Montreal between the English (west) and French (east) parts. You will see several different unique neighborhoods on St. Laurent. And the famous comedy club that hosts "Just for Laughs is on this street.

A cheap trip is to the Jewish area on St. Laurent. Lots of Hasidic Jewish persons in the area and outstanding Bagel shops. Check out the St. Viateur street bagel shop just off St. Laurent. There are two almost identical bagel shops just across the street and down the block from each other. You can buy warm wood fire baked bagels for about 45 cents each 24 hours a day!

You can visit the St. Paul's oratory for pretty cheap. Its one of the largest Catholic places of worship in the world. Lots of interesting displays there.

Mount Royal Parc is also nice. Lots of intersting views of the city.

For night life....don't get me started. If you can't have fun in Montreal at night...you just ain't trying.

You can St. Catherines street for some of the more risque "fun" places like "Club Super-Sexe". Otherwise you can find good clubs anywhere in the city. You haven't been to a strip bar until you've been to a Montreal strip bar...





 
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RE: What To Do In Montreal?

Fri May 07, 2004 12:46 pm

Thanks very much Airplay!

I'll definitely be looking for some of the things that you mentioned. Thanks again!

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RE: What To Do In Montreal?

Fri May 07, 2004 9:58 pm

You can visit the St. Paul's oratory for pretty cheap. Its one of the largest Catholic places of worship in the world. Lots of interesting displays there.

Minor correction here: it's St.Joseph's oratory you are referring to.
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RE: What To Do In Montreal?

Fri May 07, 2004 10:14 pm

Tabernac! Thanks for the correction Qb001! I had a brain fart there!
 
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RE: What To Do In Montreal?

Sat May 08, 2004 1:29 am

"You can visit the St. Paul's oratory for pretty cheap. Its one of the largest Catholic places of worship in the world. Lots of interesting displays there.

Minor correction here: it's St.Joseph's oratory you are referring to."


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