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02-23-2012, 09:11 AM
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Bruins fan coming in peace

I'm taking a trip up the Montreal area later this year. So I need to ask ;

Where should I stay in the city?
Best places to eat? Any good clubs?
Anything else added would be great,

If I bring any Bruins gear, would that be suicide wearing it around?

Any areas around the city to watch out for (crime) ?

Thanks alot guys.
I just got back from a most glorious 4 nights there. We stayed at the Novotel. Under renos, but the room was fine and more importantly, the bed was comfy. We made Ye Olde Pub our home base for drinking as it was right there. Anywhere we ate was great. Make a plan of the things you absolutely must do or you will get sidetracked.
From what I noticed, if you don't talk hockey to a local, they won't bring it up. If you're just going to visit the city to take it all in, leave your hockey gear at home.

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02-23-2012, 09:25 AM
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I just got back from a most glorious 4 nights there. We stayed at the Novotel. Under renos, but the room was fine and more importantly, the bed was comfy. We made Ye Olde Pub our home base for drinking as it was right there. Anywhere we ate was great. Make a plan of the things you absolutely must do or you will get sidetracked.
From what I noticed, if you don't talk hockey to a local, they won't bring it up. If you're just going to visit the city to take it all in, leave your hockey gear at home.
Thanks alot, I didn't want to be an idiot and wear a bruins T or something and start stupid stuff to happen. How about crime though? (directed toward locals)

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02-23-2012, 10:23 AM
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Thanks alot, I didn't want to be an idiot and wear a bruins T or something and start stupid stuff to happen. How about crime though? (directed toward locals)
Don't worry about wearing Bruins gear. Nobody will care that much to beat you up for it. As long as you're not yelling and singing about the Bruins out loud, you will be fine.

For the 2nd question, I assume you're staying downtown. The only chance of being mugged is if you walk alone at like 3 am but if you have a group then there's very little chance. During the daytime, you'll be safe.

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What happened to the Belle Pro at St.Catherine and MacKay, its gone; and where is the nearest place for a good poutine now?

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OT: New Yorker visiting MTL

I have visited Montreal a few times in my life and I must say it is by far my favorite Canadian city, heck top 3 North American cities to visit period. Great atmosphere, friendly people, great bars, culture, beautiful architecture and vibe. But the first two times I went it was mainly to visit a buddy of mine. I plan on making a trip back at some point, def going to see the Canadians play, and do some sight seeing. Any recommendations? I haven't been to Montreal in about 5+ years.

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Last time I went I didn't need a passport ... I think that has changed LOL

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I have visited Montreal a few times in my life and I must say it is by far my favorite Canadian city, heck top 3 North American cities to visit period. Great atmosphere, friendly people, great bars, culture, beautiful architecture and vibe. But the first two times I went it was mainly to visit a buddy of mine. I plan on making a trip back at some point, def going to see the Canadians play, and do some sight seeing. Any recommendations? I haven't been to Montreal in about 5+ years.

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Give us McDonaugh back and then we'll talk

More seriously, you should check out the "What to do in MTL" thread, sticked at the top of the forum.

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Last time I went I didn't need a passport ... I think that has changed LOL
Indeed. You need a passport to visit our country.

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What happened to the Belle Pro at St.Catherine and MacKay, its gone; and where is the nearest place for a good poutine now?
i'm back next month

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anything walking distance?

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There's a La Belle Province on St-Catherine near Guy Concordia but I don't know if it's actually good or not

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There's a La Belle Province on St-Catherine near Guy Concordia but I don't know if it's actually good or not
Fairly sure that's the one he was talking about. There's another one not too far from the BC on Peel in between Ste-Catherine's and Rene-Levesque.

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Heading up there for the Isles Habs Saint Patties day game. This will be my first time not celebrating my favorite holiday of the year in NY. How are the St Pattys day/night celebrations up there? Would my best bet be to party around Crescent St for most of the St Pattys day festivities?

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Heading up there for the Isles Habs Saint Patties day game. This will be my first time not celebrating my favorite holiday of the year in NY. How are the St Pattys day/night celebrations up there? Would my best bet be to party around Crescent St for most of the St Pattys day festivities?
Irish pubs are the place to be of course u have plenty in that area of downtown

-Hurley’s One of the premiere irish pubs in town where you might see some people (NHL people I mean after the games, even referees are known to go there) A beautiful pub, Irish style, with live music and a good choice of whisky’s. 1426 Bishop St. Guy Concordia Metro

-Ye Olde Orchard: Downtown 1189 rue de la Montagne: My favourite place before the game because it's 3 min away from the Bell center

-Mckibins Location: St-Catherine & Bishop Guy Concordia Metro

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-Irish Embassy
-McLean's Pub

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hey guys wondering if any of you know of upcoming fitness events, i know the spartan race is coming and the oasis running marathon in september since I'm doing both but are there others? I'm currently working on a site dealing with food and fitness together, i will make how to do videos for food and as well post articles on my page and events going on in the montreal area, thanks guys!
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Fairly sure that's the one he was talking about. There's another one not too far from the BC on Peel in between Ste-Catherine's and Rene-Levesque.
There is, however, the poutine was always much better at the location on Ste-Catherine's. As previously asked, what would be a good choice within walking distance?

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I just got back from a most glorious 4 nights there. We stayed at the Novotel. Under renos, but the room was fine and more importantly, the bed was comfy. We made Ye Olde Pub our home base for drinking as it was right there. Anywhere we ate was great. Make a plan of the things you absolutely must do or you will get sidetracked.
From what I noticed, if you don't talk hockey to a local, they won't bring it up. If you're just going to visit the city to take it all in, leave your hockey gear at home.
Novotel is a great hotel close to everything 3-5 min walk from bell center street over is cresent lots of restos, bars, hotel food is great to..

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Four guys will be in MTL for the final game of the season against the Leafs. Any recommendations for getting reasonably priced tickets?

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Novotel is a great hotel close to everything 3-5 min walk from bell center street over is cresent lots of restos, bars, hotel food is great to..
Novotel is undergoing lobby renovations but the rooms are all recently renovated and finished. The lobby reno is really no big deal.

However because of this the price is even cheaper than normal at places like Travelocity, so you can save cash, and be in a great room in a great location

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There's a La Belle Province on St-Catherine near Guy Concordia but I don't know if it's actually good or not
Thats the one that closed

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Novotel is undergoing lobby renovations but the rooms are all recently renovated and finished. The lobby reno is really no big deal.

However because of this the price is even cheaper than normal at places like Travelocity, so you can save cash, and be in a great room in a great location
the renovations will be done near end of march new paint has been added

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Don't know if this is the right thread, but I've got some Cirque du Soleil tix for the Michael Jackson show in March in Section 115 row G and was wondering if anyone would have any ideas on how good/bad those seats are?

If I'm reading the seating chart correctly, the stage is in the Canadiens end and sections 104 to 110 are closed off

Anyway, just trying to see if we'll enjoy our seats

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What happened to the Belle Pro at St.Catherine and MacKay, its gone; and where is the nearest place for a good poutine now?
Closed down a few years ago, if you like la Belle Pro there is one a few steps away at the food court in the Eaton Centre

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They seem like very good tickets for the show. Indeed sections 104 to 110 will be behind the stage and closed off

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