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1. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 7y

Hi everyone,

I'm heading to MOntreal next week for a few nights, first time visiting. I'm staying in the Vieux-Montreal.

Looking for any suggestions/recommendations for things to do, see, etc. Not bothering with a guidebook, so looking fwd to hearing from anyone who has travelled there! :)

Thanks!
Ev

2. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Go for a walk up Mont Royal for the view, take a stroll along St Laurent and along Ste Katherine, have a pint in Brutopia, eat some herbivorous scran in one of the Commensals, visit the Biosphere if you have the time...

Also Quebec City is well worth a day trip using the Orléans Express bus, doing a tour of the Citadelle while you are there. Inevitably the old city has a St Patrick's Irish theme pub, but you didn't think that you could escape them did you?

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Have coffee with me!!!!! ;)

Then tour Old Montreal on foot (the old port has lots of stuff--from jet boating to IMAX to all kinds of other stuff, shop downtown, head to St. Denis street for great food, hike up Mount Royal, head to our man-made beach, send your stomach into overtime at the Laronde amusement park, or head off to Quebec City for a day or two--as Buzz suggested.

Where are you staying in Old Montreal? They have such nice places there...

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

Have coffee with me!!!!! ;)

Someone send me airfare so I can join you!!! (T, if you're not imbibing in a glass of white wine now and again, then coffee should be off limits too. Just consider me a concerned virtual aunt.)

Definitely visit Old Montreal and the Le Jardin Nelson. Sam, Kris and I spent the good portion of an afternoon there, enjoying the beers/cocktails and open-air ceiling. The walls are covered with foliage and it's just a very relaxed atmosphere. If you can make reservations ahead of time (we didn't know about this place until after we got home), visit here and let me know if it's worth it. Seriously - if it's still in business when we finally get back to Montreal - I'm there in a heartbeat.

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 7y

Thanks everyone for the recommendations - some great tips in there. Will definitely check them out!

T, definitely a coffee is in order! :) Can't wait to see "Bump".

I'm staying in the Alternative Hostel in Old Montreal. It looks pretty cool. Really looking fwd to seeing Montreal, I've been threatening to visit there for ages.

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