Suggestions For a First Visit to Montreal, Canada, Please !!!

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Carmen82

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If you want to go out at night, check out Rue St-Denis..there are a ton of bars and places to hang out there! Also the Basilica's in Old Montreal were very impressive if you're into that type of thing. Make sure you go to Rueben's for a smoked meat sandwich! Out of all the places I've tried, they had the best one and it's HUGE! I went there 3 separate times over a 5 day time period last summer. For cheap and good food/drinks check out Peele Pub's happy hours (or even not happy hours). It's a cool little bar/restaurant. Also if you like to gamble, there is a casino there with free shuttles. I went to the Biodome which was pretty cool and also (I forgot the name of it) right beside the Biodome there's a tower sort of thing that you can go up and see all of Montreal. And of course, the shopping there is very nice! Have fun!
 

travelbliss

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If you want to go out at night, check out Rue St-Denis..there are a ton of bars and places to hang out there! Also the Basilica's in Old Montreal were very impressive if you're into that type of thing. Make sure you go to Rueben's for a smoked meat sandwich! Out of all the places I've tried, they had the best one and it's HUGE! I went there 3 separate times over a 5 day time period last summer. For cheap and good food/drinks check out Peele Pub's happy hours (or even not happy hours). It's a cool little bar/restaurant. Also if you like to gamble, there is a casino there with free shuttles. I went to the Biodome which was pretty cool and also (I forgot the name of it) right beside the Biodome there's a tower sort of thing that you can go up and see all of Montreal. And of course, the shopping there is very nice! Have fun!
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I hope these are all walking distance, like within 2-3 miles ??
Or would I need to rent a car?
 

aa12

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I have heard that shwartz smoked meat is better actually and everyone should try it at least once.
 
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Thank you !!
I hope these are all walking distance, like within 2-3 miles ??
Or would I need to rent a car?
It is possible to walk to most places, but there is a very convenient metro. You can get a weekly pass for about $20 (it's $2.75 a ride, I believe) or you can get a combination transportation/museum pass that let's you use the metro/bus and get free admission into some of the museums.
 
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Also, there is a fabulous little cafe called Juliette et Chocolat. It's on the corner of St Denis and Maisonneuve. It's basically a chocolate menu, with some savory crepes and salads thrown in for people who can't handle it! Schwartz's on St. Laurent is the most famous for smoked meat. If you're planning to do some shopping, there are several malls connected underground. For designer goods, there is Holt Renfrew and Ogilvy on de la Montagne, but the prices are sort of ridiculous compared to the States. All of this is within walking distance. Then you can either walk or take the metro to get to Old Montreal which is beautiful. The Biodome isn't bad, and it doesn't take very long to do either. Let me know if you have any other questions!
 

travelbliss

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Also, there is a fabulous little cafe called Juliette et Chocolat. It's on the corner of St Denis and Maisonneuve. It's basically a chocolate menu, with some savory crepes and salads thrown in for people who can't handle it! Schwartz's on St. Laurent is the most famous for smoked meat. If you're planning to do some shopping, there are several malls connected underground. For designer goods, there is Holt Renfrew and Ogilvy on de la Montagne, but the prices are sort of ridiculous compared to the States. All of this is within walking distance. Then you can either walk or take the metro to get to Old Montreal which is beautiful. The Biodome isn't bad, and it doesn't take very long to do either. Let me know if you have any other questions!
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Thanks so much !!
lol, i'm sure at this point the prices in CN are better than those in the USA, lol !!
 

Carmen82

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Thank you !!
I hope these are all walking distance, like within 2-3 miles ??
Or would I need to rent a car?
I don't think you need to rent a car..there are a ton of spots on St Catherine that are walking distance to each other..and if you aren't on St. Denis...you might just want to take a cab there and once you're there you can walk place to place. If you are up for a walk though..it is a pretty nice walk from downtown. Not too far. The casino like I said has a free shuttle...but actually, the casino bus drivers do pickups and dropoffs at various spots...a lot of people actually got on the casino bus but got dropped off before hitting the casino...if you don't want to pay for a cab to Chinatown or Old Montreal...this would be a good solution :smile:
 
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Thanks so much !!
lol, i'm sure at this point the prices in CN are better than those in the USA, lol !!
Actually, the prices (in Montreal at least) were never really adjusted much when the Canadian dollar was doing so much better than the US dollar. Plus the tax is around 13%!
 

ellewoods

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Oh you HAVE to eat a fresh Montreal bagel. They are the best bagels in the world! St. Viateur is an awesome bagel bakery. I'm pretty sure it's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 

eeyore

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mmmm schwartz and reubens....mmmm...

try mbrgr...its the new burger place from moishes...its pricey burgers but its worth trying