I am planning a trip to Montréal (June 5th through the 9th) and am seeking advice about the city and traveling to Canada in general on a college student budget
From Las Vegas I was planning on either flying to New York and taking Amtrak to Montréal, or taking Westjet LAS-YYZ-YUL. With all taxes, the flight looks to be about $554/USD per person, is that about right, or should I hold out for something cheaper?
The price difference for either option looks to be negligible, especially taking into account the hassle of getting from JFK/LGA to the Penn Station and coordinating flight times..not to mention missing my train due to a late flight.
Found a nice hotel in the city center, La Tour Centre-Ville. Any thoughts about the hotel? Looks a little run down to be honest, but it looks located right in the heart of downtown...can't beat that! I plan on spending 5 or 6 hours in the hotel at most each day, so I definitely do not need anything fancy. Is 3 Nights for $780/USD an okay deal? It's about the cheapest I can find in downtown.
Any must see places while I'm up there? How are the Montréal Alouettes? I would love to go see them while I'm up there. Is it possible to get around the city without knowing much French? Any areas I should avoid?
Finally, should I book now, or should I wait and see if prices go down?
Thanks in advance for all your help guys. Looking forward to watching F1 in person and experiencing all that the great city of Montréal has to offer next year!