Visiting Montreal and Quebec...
My wife and I plan to fly to Buffalo late April and visit Niagara Falls, drive to Montreal and Quebec. I'm thinking about staying couple days on each cities.
I have been reading some online about these cities, but would like your great inputs on these cities if you either live there or your experience.
Sorry but Mexican /Filipino's aren't allowed in Canada!
I've never been to Quebec City mojo and I've been to Montreal but just passing through.
However in know the "old city" in Montreal is a must see.
I'll see if I can drag some CanadianGunNutz from Quebec over here to offer you some advice.
You prefer hard-working Messican/Filipino or TRG
I read couple travel books from library and some online. Got some ideas but not all ideas.
Well, there is a lot to visit. you should provide more info on what you like or what you would like to see.
First, Québec city, you gotta love this one. It's a mix between the old European architecture ans the North America. The old Québec, were you will have the 400th anniversary this summer, will be full and pack up with tourists. If you plan to come in Québec city, you should reserve many months in advance, otherwise, you can make the trip from Montréal but expect a 3hrs drive to go and another 3 to come back.
The old Québec is the were colonials built the first part of north America. There is place to walk for miles and there is a lot of boutiques that will meet all you wife needs...
There is the history part with the citadelle and many other interest point. Québec city is the capital of the province so there is a lot of building related to government.
Expect to have few problem regarding the language. French is the primary language here and most people at the exception of Montreal, have problem with english vocabulary, buy hey...learn French!!
Regarding Montréal, it's a city of the size of Boston. Also a good mix between the Europe and the new America. There is also the old port/old Montréal were you have many activities. There is also not in order but needs to be seen:
Biodôme, Jardin botanique (garden),the Montréal night life, restaurants, and geee so much else to mention
I suggest that you follow theses links to help you out.Tourisme QuébecQuebec cityMontreal tourism
There is so much to see that it's impossible to put here in the post. Please feel free to ask questions and I will try to help you out.
have a good trip!!
The Olympic Stadium, the view on top of the stadium tower is quite interesting.
The Botanical Garden
Montreal Science Center and IMAX
Pointe-à-Calliere Montreal's famous history museum.
Enjoy the BEST Smoked Meat in the world at Schwartz
CRAFM of course!
In the summer the old port is quite interesting but at this time of year.... here is the link anyway :
And don't forget the famous attraction at this time of year, Montreal famous pot holes, every streets has lots of them
Don't forget the friendly "atmosphère" of brasseries and pub downtown Montreal, especially when "Les Canadiens" are in the playoff
If you have time go to "La cabane a sucre" (the maple shack) you have to go outside of Montreal or Quebec city for that though.
Another local food item that is known all over Québec is poutine. For junk food connoisseurs only! A bed of homemade French fries is covered in cheese curds (fresh cheese) and smothered in gravy (sauce brune or sauce barbeque as it is called in québécois). Two places for poutine in Montréal are Chez Claudette, at the corner of Laurier near St. Denis, and the Montréal Pool Room, an authentic grungy fast food place on St. Laurent Blvd. south of Ste. Catherine Street (that used to have pool tables but dosen't anymore). Chez Claudette is known for its creative interpretations in the poutine genre. They have classics like poutine italien (with spagetti sauce), and more.
While in Quebec city, if you like Italian food go to Le Manoir Du Spaghetti, my favorite, food is excellent, prices are OK This place is near the Quebec bridge.
Le Manoir du Spaghetti
3055 CH SAINT-LOUIS, SAINTE-FOY, QC G1W 1R6
Phone: 418-659-5628 (near Saint-Louis CH and de Boulogne AV)
Thanks for the help guys.
I have been reading Frommer's Montreal & Quebec City 2008, so I have some ideas.
Hotels have been booked in those two cities and a compact car rental reserved.
Seems like Quebec is a much better and more interesting to spend more time than Montreal. It also looks like we'll walk around Quebec exclusively, unless we head out to Montmorency Falls.
I'll read more to get better insight.
Thanks again for the info.
BTW, Je parle Francais un peu.
when in montreal contact me
i will show you around and depending on what you like i can give you the grand tour. Montreal and quebec are great places but you should take at least a day for some wilderness traveling not 2 hours from montreal you can get to some pretty remote location great fishing , canoeing, etc etc pm me if you need more info
Thanks for all the info, guys. Greatly appreciated.
My wife likes to mostly sightseeing, and enjoying all the historical stuff. Now if my wife is not with me...heh....fishing, shooting, camping, etc....I would prefer.
McCoy: This is the only way you would have your first post, here, since 2007.
esquif: Thanks for the offer. We'll stay at Embassy on 04/25 and 26 and head back to Niagara Falls on 04/27 AM. If any help requires, I'll give you a shout. Thanks.
Striker: Thanks for getting reinforcements.
No problem T. GunNutz are a great group..bit rowdy sometimes but great people.
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Got it. Sent one to you. Thanks for the gestures, esquif.