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04-19-2012, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by MeowLeafs View Post
As I said above, me and friends are going to Montreal for a short trip/vacation. We're not making an itinerary or anything detailed, but made a list of things we'll see:

Old Montreal
Underground City
Montréal's Old Port
Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal
Olympic Park
Biodôme de Montréal
Tower of Montreal
Downtown Montreal
Parc Mont-Royal
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal

Good? Bad? Leaving anything good out? I'll be honest, I haven't done much research and half the stuff on that list I have no clue what it is.
Really depends on the person, in terms of what type of visit you're looking for and your age range. Are you looking to get to know the city, and do general sight-seeing? To get a feel for the character of the city, I'd recommend checking the main downtown area (where you can start around Redpath, checking out Crescent, walking east toward McGill College then turning up to check out McGill); the Plateau area (which is a few blocks east + north of McGill -- definitely worth researching interesting eateries in the area there -- even if only Schwartz or St Viateur bagels); then the 'grittier' area of St Denis -- if you walk southward on St Denis, it takes you below Sherbrooke and continue on into the Old Port.

I think those 4 areas would make for a long walk, but ultimately great snapshot of the city.

The four areas being:

1. Redpath/museums/Crescent/downtown/McGill
2. Plateau -- eats in Schwartz/St. Viateur, or one of the numerous local joints
3. St. Denis down toward Old Montreal
4. Finally, Old Montreal


I take it from your post that you and your friends are looking to get a glimpse of the city and its culture, and this type of walk-about would give you that snapshot IMO.

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