Monday, July 10, 2006

Montreal Highlights

Montreal was probably my most favorite city out of the 4 cities I visited on this trip. The city had a very unique and distinct culture to it even though it was still located inside Canada. Besides, I loved hearing the French language (so sweet and eloquent).

Must Sees:

- St. Catherines Street, huge shopping district. It’s amazing how long of a street this is purely covered by stores and restaurants.

- Quebec City, quaint little town. It felt like a miniature version of Europe. Very well worth seeing. It is a day trip from Montreal so ensure you schedule time for this into your travel itinerary.

- Crescent street, a strip full of bars and restaurants. A great place to hang out in the evenings and people watch.

``-Jazz Festival (largest Jazz Festival in Canada) Worth seeing if you are travelling between the end of June and beginning of July.

Recommended Accommodation:

Bons Matins bed and breakfast was my accommodation of choice in Montreal. I would give it a two thumbs up. The service was excellent, they had treats and drinks for you to nibble on throughout the day, rooms were large and beautifully decorated, bathrooms were gorgeous. It was definitely a home away from home. They even had two computers you could use to go on the web. Not only that you were only a block away from the Metro (Montreal’s version of the Skytrain, but underground J). In addition, they serve a gourmet breakfast every morning (check out the photos). Talk about living in luxury!


1401, avenue Argyle
Montréal (Québec) H3G 1V5

Local line
(514) 931-9167

Toll free (Canada and United States)

(514) 931-1621



Must eats:

Poutine – Fries with cheese curds and gravy (not my cup of tea, but a definite favorite for others)

Chinatown – Definitely drop into Chinatown for some delicious authentic chinese food. Good food at a good price!


Blogger b.p. said...

2 thumbs up eh? out of a possible of 2 i suppose since you only have 2? :)
great comment; i don't like poutine either...

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