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One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby Tomas on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:51 pm

I'll be in Montreal soon. I'll have one free day there. What are the biggest city attractions? Cool restaurants? Etc.
(I'll be staying in one of the downtown hotels.)
Thanks!
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby AlexPKeaton on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:52 pm

Strip clubs are famous. But you are from Europe right? Probably not as appealing to you haha.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby rasbatch on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:53 pm

skating on the river was pretty cool, which is close to the old city also very cool.
I saw the Pens lose, not cool.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:58 pm

Go to Old Montreal. Although being European, it may not impress you as much as it impressed me. :lol:
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby PghSkins on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:39 pm

llipgh2 wrote:Go to Old Montreal. Although being European, it may not impress you as much as it impressed me. :lol:


Yeah, old is relative but it is still nice but touristy.

The botanical gardens is great, right by Stade Olympique which has the funicular up to the top (used to be the arm for the retractable roof) where you can see the view of the city. St. Joseph's Oratory is a nice building to tour, also has a nice view from the hill.

Dieu du Ciel for incredible creative microbrews that are finally available in the US but cost an arm and a leg here.

Get a smoked meat sandwich and poutine. Ask locals where the best are, not all smoked meat is created equal (ib4 twss).

See a lower level Junior game- I saw the AAA Valleyfield Braves once when I was up there. Something about the atmosphere in a small dirty arena in Canada....
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby MWB on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:54 pm

What pghskins said. Old Montreal is cool as is botanical gardens. Depending on what you want to be near, Old Montreal is a good place to stay as well. Good reataurants all around. Mount Royal has a great view of the city and some nice walking trails. If you're a foodee, go to one of the markets. Atwater market is the one I've been too. Lots of good specialty meats and cheeses. Biodome is pretty cool. St. Catherine St is where you'll find lots of shopping as well as the strip clubs. Better off finding restaurants in Old Montreal though.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby columbia on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:57 pm

Never been, but hope to. I definitely will be checking this place out for the smoked meat:
http://www.schwartzsdeli.com/
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:03 pm

Whatever you do during the day, have dinner at Joe Beef.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:06 pm

Try some good poutine.

(No, this has nothing to do with the strip clubs.)
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:13 pm

MWB wrote:What pghskins said. Old Montreal is cool as is botanical gardens. Depending on what you want to be near, Old Montreal is a good place to stay as well. Good reataurants all around. Mount Royal has a great view of the city and some nice walking trails. If you're a foodee, go to one of the markets. Atwater market is the one I've been too. Lots of good specialty meats and cheeses. Biodome is pretty cool. St. Catherine St is where you'll find lots of shopping as well as the strip clubs. Better off finding restaurants in Old Montreal though.


St. Catherine Street is odd. High end stores right beside strip joints. A real mishmash.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby Rylan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:15 pm

These strip joints seem like places I need to visit.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby MWB on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:34 pm

Rylan wrote:These strip joints seem like places I need to visit.


And since it's Canada you'd actually be legal.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby Rylan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:38 pm

I am 21?
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby MWB on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:25 pm

Are you not sure? if so, you just need to be 18 there.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby Rylan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:29 pm

I didn't know if Canada had a ridiculous law or something.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:50 pm

It was 19 last I knew. It may have changed in the last 6 years.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby MWB on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:01 am

19 for what? Wonder if things changed. Used to be 18 for drinking and getting into clubs. That was the 90's though.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby MWB on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:04 am

Ah, just checked. Quebec and some other provinces are 18, but others are 19.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby PghSkins on Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:07 am

You can also buy beer at the supermarket in Quebec, whereas in Ontario all alcoholic beverage sales, including beer, are controlled by the province.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:34 am

Have a buddy that went to college in upstate NY. He said they'd hire a bus and go to Canada during rush week and take all the new pledges. Make them drink a handle of cheap whiskey, and then take them to a Canadian strip club. But they'd tell the noobs that they had to change all their paper money for Loonies before hey went to the club..... so these 19-year old Yanks would be tipping dancers with coins. That made them super popular.

PghSkins wrote:You can also buy beer at the supermarket in Quebec, whereas in Ontario all alcoholic beverage sales, including beer, are controlled by the province.

That's so funny to me that this is a selling point. After 15 years in Los Angeles, I guess I'm just used to going to Raplh's or Von's or even Whole Foods and picking that night's dinner vino.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby PghSkins on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:44 am

tifosi77 wrote:
PghSkins wrote:You can also buy beer at the supermarket in Quebec, whereas in Ontario all alcoholic beverage sales, including beer, are controlled by the province.

That's so funny to me that this is a selling point. After 15 years in Los Angeles, I guess I'm just used to going to Raplh's or Von's or even Whole Foods and picking that night's dinner vino.


Easy availability of alcohol is always a selling point to someone who has lived in Pennsylvania all his life.
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:47 am

PghSkins wrote:You can also buy beer at the supermarket in Quebec, whereas in Ontario all alcoholic beverage sales, including beer, are controlled by the province.


Thats so dumb. :pop:
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Re: One day in Montreal - what to see there?

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:48 am

No wine at the grocery store = uncivilized.
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