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01-28-2004, 01:03 AM
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what is there to do in montreal?

I'm going to montreal for the weekend... Going there for The bruins vs habs game at 1 this saturday.... But we are going friday afternoon and leaving sunday morning.. What else Can we do up there to fill in the big void of time.... I'm going with family so I'm not sure if I'll be able to pay all the strip clubs a visit.... thanks for any help....




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I'm going to montreal for the weekend... Going there for The bruins vs habs game at 1 this saturday.... But we are going friday afternoon and leaving sunday morning.. What else Can we do up there to fill in the big void of time.... I'm going with family so I'm not sure if I'll be able to pay all the strip clubs a visit.... thanks for any help....




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Here's a couple ideas:

Blue Bonnets
Casino: no, depressing..Nuances is pricey too.
Alouettes
Expos
Top of the clock tower in Old Mtl? (New York Life Bldg in Old Mtl)
Boat ride? Aquabus?
Bateau Mouche? 1hr
Basilique Notre-Dame) Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656
Mount Royal, lookout, chalet, lake
Old Montreal, Rue St-Paul
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours)
Chateau Ramezay, Place D'Armes
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, McCord, Hotel Dieu (hospital museum), Centre d'histoire Montreal (335, place D'Youville), Pointe-a-Calliere
Mont Royal Avenue
Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin), Bernard Street, Mile-End
Rue St. Denis and St. Laurent and Duluth, Rachel, Prince Arthur, Carre St-Louis
Maison Saint-Gabriel
Banque de Montreal) 119 St-Jacques St. W. (Near St-Sulpice) Oldest bank in Canada
Underground City
Oratoire Saint-Joseph)
Rue Sherbrooke
Rue Laval (collection of old mansions)
Ile Notre Dame Beach
Ste-Catherine
Olympic Tower, Expos vs. Braves
Concert
Sulpician Seminary Built in 1683, this structure is the oldest in the city.
Montreal Stock Exchange Tour
Westmount?
Gay village
Aqua Dome, indoor water park
Horizon Roc - gaming, entertainment center
La Ronde

Balade de Vieux Port (tour tram)
Place D'Armes (Battle of Quebec)
fireworks


Bars:
Le Swimming
Foufs
Sainte-Sulpice
Miami

Dinner:
http://www.aupieddecochon.ca
L'Express bistro on St. Denis (French; Parisian bistro) - "solid"
Rosalie on Mountain (French) http://www.rosalierestaurant.com/ (the new French bistro of choice for lunch or dinner; bold flavors)
YoYo (French) http://english.montrealplus.ca/infosite/479545/ divine Steak Tartare (Raw beef,)

Lunch:
cafe santropol Saint-Urbain and Duluth http://www.santropol.com/
Au Bec Fin (5607 Parc Ave., 514-278-6134), Haitian; don't order griot
Chef Stef Bistro for lunch(a new restaurant) located at 376 Notre Dame West
China Town for dim sum
Delmos on Notre Dame (old Montreal)...an art deco bar with cozy restaurant in back
My fav italian in Old Montreal is Da Emma on De La Commune. 514.392.1568

Breakfast:
'Une Crepe' on St.Viateur walk thru neighborhood and eat a crepe
Fairmount Bagel Bakery (74 Fairmount Ave. W., 514-272-0667) and St-Viateur Bagels (263 St. Viateur W., 514-276-8044).
Creperie Bretonne Ty-Breiz 933 Rachel Street East (514)521-1444 MUST DO
Toi, Moi, et Café on Laurier near St-Denis is quite good for breakfast and for coffee.
Jardin Nelson is a lovely spot in Old Montreal, but it isn't a specialty Creperie. Great crepes crepes, salads, and sandwiches -- all excellent
Cube, at the St. Paul hotel has yummy breakfast. Old Mtl www.hotelstpaul.com.
Patisserie de Gascogne

2. Creperie Le Triskell 3470 St. Denis Street (514) 281-1012
the best Montreal brunch is at Savannah, on St. Laurent and Mont Royal. it's nice enough to sit out on their huge garden terrace.

Toque: We ordered the tasting menu, which was a good choice. It wasn’t too much food, and every bite was terrific. The ingredients were top-notch and very intelligently prepared. We were also impressed by the intelligent and helpful wait staff. We would go again in a minute, but it’s a long way from home.

Hotel:
Auberge Place Royale Old Mtl


Romantic:
"Au Vieux Port" in old montreal
Then horsedrawn carriage
Musee d'art contemporain
Toque gourmet menu with the foie gras expensive

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come on raketheleaves, we are in January, don't tell him to go to the Alouettes, Expos or to visit La Ronde. Please.

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come on raketheleaves, we are in January, don't tell him to go to the Alouettes, Expos or to visit La Ronde. Please.
it's called copy/paste.

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come on raketheleaves, we are in January, don't tell him to go to the Alouettes, Expos or to visit La Ronde. Please.
You've got a point. This list is for the summer. I made it for my girlfriend when I first brought her to Montreal to visit.

Use discretion and research on the internet. Of course, the football team and the baseball team aren't playing and you aren't going to want to do too much strolling around in neighborhoods (though you should still do some if the weather permits).

The mountain is beautiful in the winter, but it might be impractical time-wise.

There are things to do in the winter as well that aren't included on the list...maybe others can help with that, eh?

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I don't know if you necessarily need an agenda. Just walking around old Montreal can be a lot of fun.

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Here's a couple ideas:
Underground City
Aqua Dome, indoor water park
I'm kinda curious about these two. The Underground City because it just makes me curious, and the indoor water park for my kids.

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for the family , i think that in the old montreal , there is a place with big , really big ice sculptures , but i am not sure if they are there this year ;someone can confirm ?

i am also sure that the children could appreciate a visit to the INSECTARIUM de montreal ,a kind of insect (alive i think ) museum

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I'm kinda curious about these two. The Underground City because it just makes me curious, and the indoor water park for my kids.
The underground city is basically a a network of tunnels that connects the Metro withe shopping malls. You can basically spend an entire day indoors eating, shopping, going to movies, etc... It is great when the temperatures plunge.

Here is a link to a map of the underground city. I have no idea about the water park.

http://www.stm.info/English/metro/mtl-sout.pdf

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This is mentioned time and again as something to eat when coming to Montreal:

Smoked Meat.

If you need a bite to eat and don't feel like spending a zillion dollars, try:

Schwartz's World Famous Smoked Meat
3895 St-Laurent

http://canada411.yellowpages.ca/sear...&city=montreal

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The underground city is basically a a network of tunnels that connects the Metro withe shopping malls. You can basically spend an entire day indoors eating, shopping, going to movies, etc... It is great when the temperatures plunge.

Here is a link to a map of the underground city. I have no idea about the water park.

http://www.stm.info/English/metro/mtl-sout.pdf
Thank you Habfansincebirth (Hfsb).

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If you are with your kid, go to the Biodome, just beside the Olympic Stadium. Its a good 2 hours visit with all kind of fish, bird and other animal. My kid love it and its not too much expensive, I will say around 40$ for a family of 4.

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If you are with your kid, go to the Biodome, just beside the Olympic Stadium. Its a good 2 hours visit with all kind of fish, bird and other animal. My kid love it and its not too much expensive, I will say around 40$ for a family of 4.
of course , an exellent idea ...

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A nice trip for the family would be tubing on the snow. They have this place about a half hour north of montreal, I'm not sure exactly where, but I'm sure if you look around you'll be able to find it. I always went tubing with my family, and it's lots of fun.

Beaver Lake is another cool place to go. There's sledding, skating and lots of other cool stuff to do.

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At this time of year, with the family, walking around Old Mtl.,Beaver Lake, and the Biodome are all good ideas. Fete Des Neiges will still be on I believe, sort of a winter carnival, though someone will have to confirm that it will still be on this weekend. Shame that the family will cramp your style strip joint wise. I'm sure a Habs fan will offer to entertain them while Daddy [Bruin Fan] is on the prowl. Suuuurrre we will.

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