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1. Posted by laks (Budding Member 2 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi folks
This seems to be the paradise to people traveling around.
I would like to acquire some guidance for my trip to Toronto, Montreal and Quebec.
Any volunteers to suggest me places to visit in Montreal and Quebec for 5days.

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 615 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi Laks
Can only help with Toronto. CN tower is obvious - go up and stand on the glass floor at 1100 feet!
Skydome baseball stadium next to it is cool. Try to watch a baseball game there.
Harbourside is nice. World's Biggest Bookstore worth a look. Some great markets, plenty of places to eat of an evening.:)

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

In Toronto:

The touristy things are...

CN Tower (as already suggested). Worlds tallest free standing structure, and the second tallest man-made structure in the world (trumped only by some radio tower in North Dakota).

Casa Loma - some crazy rich guy built a mock castle. You can now walk through it for $12. Apparently it needs to be dusted more often.

The Entertainment District - running along King Street from University to Spandina, tons of great bars and restaurants with patios. Wander up a street or two to Adeliade and Richmond for more of the "boom-boom-boom" dance clubs. Oh, and there's theatres there too.

The Danforth - the heart of the greek community in Toronto, tons of great restaurants and great people.

Little Italy - College street from Bathurst westward. Lots of patios... Seems to be a running theme here...

China Town - no patios, but cheap Chinese food!

Off the Beaten Path:

Toronto Island - okay, it actually is pretty touristy, but not if you get away from the paths and check out the whole island. Especially the East end, where the islanders live and work.

The Don Valley walking path - you can put about 5 km behind you walking up the Don River. Stick to the paved paths, or for more adventure do some bush whacking. If you come across a group of tents, don't worry - it's just the homeless. Give them some space and move on and they won't bother you.

Toronto Stock Exchange - in the First Canadian Place (King and Bay) sits the center of power for Canada. It's really a server room somewhere, as the entire exchange is now computerized, so you don't get to see the hustle of the floor. But still interesting to learn how your money moves.

There are tons of smaller ethnic communities along with the ones I already mentioned. Whatever food and drink you are hankering for, you can probably find it somewhere.


4. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Montreal's a nice place to visit either in the summer or the winter. In the summer you'll get a lot of festivals and all, and it seems like the whole city is outside. In the winter, get ready for the cold but you'll still enjoy the nightlife.

One of the nicest places in Montreal are Old Montreal/Old Port, where there are various street performers and outdoor activities in the summer, and nice restaurants and original stores to shop in.

Another nice place is the Lachine Canal. Many people cycle on the bike path that goes from Lachine (a suburb of Montreal) all the way downtown. I've never actually been on the path myself but would like to go someday... when I buy myself a new bike!

Mount Royal is another one of those nice places to go, with Tam Tam players every Sunday during the summer, and the standard hilltop lookouts.

Shopping's big in Mtl, mainly on Ste-Catherine, St-Laurent, and St-Denis streets. (We have a lot of saints in Quebec ) Ste-Catherine offers the stores found in most malls across Canada, St-Laurent is more upscale with pricey little boutiques, and St-Denis offers a bit of the standard and bit of the original and funky stuff.

Oh yeah, and while you're here, food is a treat. Restaurants are really really good here (btw I'm from Mtl) and we have our specialties like bagels (YUMMM) and smoked meat sandwiches.

I think that's a basic gyst of what there is to do in Montreal. The clubs, bars and pubs are pretty happening as well. Enjoy your trip!


5. Posted by jolliette (Budding Member 9 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


I have been in Montreal for 4 years.. if you plan on having a couple nights out.. check out Cresent St. (metro Guy/Concordia).. Cresent St. has many different bars/restaurants there you might enjoy.. check out an Irish pub called Hurley's.. great music and food.

Old Montreal is beautiful (metrp place d'armes or champ de mars).. it has cobblestone roads.. shops and old beautiful buildings.. looks great at night with all the lighting.

Ste. Catherine is a mecca for shoppers and tourists.. it goes on for kilometres.. lots of stuff to see on that street... check out a restaurant called Reuben's (metro Peel).. great sandwiches.. try the smoked meat like previous post says !!!

anything else you might want to know, go ahead and PM me.. I'm pretty sure you'll find all you need to know on here.. I'm a newbie on here myself but I've gotten lots of info from this site :)