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Going to Montreal and Quebec

Sep 05, 2013 - Sep 10, 2013

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    • Restaurant L'Orignal479, rue Saint-Alexis, Montreal, QC H2Y 2N7, Canada
      Alexandra McKay recommended Restaurant L'Orignal
      5
      If you are looking for a Canadiana experience, L'Orignal might just do it for you. L'Orignal is French for "moose". And although there is no moose per say on the menu, you'll be able to find elk, deer ... read more
      and bison. There is also a selection of fish and other good stuff, but let's just say that if you are a vegetarian, you'll probably prefer to go somewhere else. This place has a very nice chalet-vibe, it's comfortable and the staff is charming.
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      Alexandra McKay

      Hey Justin, try this restaurant! Pretty nice, plus it's in the Old Port and there's lots of things to see and do in that area.

    • Courtyard Quebec City Downtown850 Place d'Youville, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3P6, Canada
      Angie Lugo recommended Courtyard Quebec City Downtown
      4
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    • Montréal Botanical Garden4101 Sherbrooke Est
      Pro 2014
      Sharon "Bubz" Z recommended Montréal Botanical Garden
      4
      Beautiful place to be hanging around all year round, the variety of botanic varies depending on the time of the year, there is always something new to see. The place is really quite large with both ... read more
      indoor and outdoor areas! The gardens all have their little theme - Rose garden, Chinese garden, Japanese garden, Alphine garden, First nations garden. It's a great relaxing hike in the Arboretum area when not too hot and plenty of people relaxes on the grass next to the water and otherwise. It's quite stunning and you really could spend many hours here exploring the different types of flora and plants.
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      Sharon "Bubz" Z

      If you are interested in visiting museums/attractions, I would recommend the museum complex comprised of Biodome (natural habitat for animals), Botanic Gardens, the new Planetarium (look up show times online beforehand, there isn't much besides the shows), and the Olympic Stadium. I've never went to the top of the Stadium but have visited the other three many times. A good way to spend a day if you are interested in visiting indoors.

    • Queue De Castor127 Rue de la Commune Est, Montreal, QC, Canada
      Pro 2014
      Sharon "Bubz" Z recommended Queue De Castor
      3
      The beavertail is a famous local flavor - fried dough with a variety of yummy toppings. We got Banana & Nutella chocolate Beavertail, the dough was warm, sugary and soft, with melted chocolate. ... read more
      Deliciously sinful experience. Extremely sweet and slightly oily.
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      Sharon "Bubz" Z

      A local favorite - the beaver tail. One near old port and one next to Mcgill.

    • Notre-Dame Basilica110 rue Notre-Dame ouest, Montréal, Québec, Canada
      Pro 2014
      Sharon "Bubz" Z recommended Notre-Dame Basilica
      5
      Gorgeous, magnificent, beautiful, stunning! It's no wonder this is one of the top attractions. I've been to Montreal many times and finally found my way here. The visit is definitely worth it. The ... read more
      admission is cheap ($5), which includes a guided tour. The Gothic Revival architecture on the exterior of the basilica is overpowering and dramatic. The inside is just magnificent and breathtaking, with all the aura and grace of a church, the craftsmanship of the decors, interiors and stained glass windows are incredible.
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      Sharon "Bubz" Z

      Gorgeous gothic basilica, one of the famed attractions in Montreal.

    • Kazu1862 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC H3H 1M1, Canada
      Pro 2014
      Sharon "Bubz" Z recommended Kazu
      5
      Tiny intimate place but the food is exquisite! On a whole new level from many of the other restaurants I've tried. They only serve Japanese dishes, no sashimi and sushi. (Although they do serve ... read more
      tartare) Every one of the dishes is cooked to perfection. Threat yourself to an unique shrimp burger or the amazingly tender tuna belly. Yes you would have to wait for a hour or so for a seat, but the food is worth so much more than the wait.
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      Sharon "Bubz" Z

      If you like Japanese food at all - definitely give this place a try. Lunch on a weekday is reasonable (waiting wise), dinner is a little more tricky, 30 minutes before opening is needed to get in for the first round. The food is really worth it though.

    • Old Port of Montreal333 de la Commune West, Montreal, QC, Canada
      Pro 2014
      Sharon "Bubz" Z recommended Old Port of Montreal
      5
      My favorite spot in Montreal. This is a popular tourist spot, but lots of locals also relaxes here. There is always endless things to do and see. In the spring/summer when weather is perfect, there ... read more
      are entertainers who does shows around this area cheered on by the crowds. Tons of restaurants and little shops along the side to pop in and out for a quick beaver tail or ice cream or formal meal. There are small food stands and alleys of artists who sells their works or would make your cartoon portrait in a heartbeat. I love the feeling of sitting on the benches there watching the clouds and decompress. The science museum is very nearby with special Exhibitions. It's also a great spot to watch the international fireworks show happening across the river at La Ronde. In the winter, the ice rink is open to the public and they have yummy maple taffy stands in the middle of the street. Very walkable, good for exercise, gorgeous spot to relax and enjoy the day.
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      Sharon "Bubz" Z

      A tourist spot but can't be missed. Plenty of locals enjoy here, beautiful place to relax, eat and people watch. Maple taffy in the winter and ice cream in the summer.

      Pro 2014
      Lauren Baker recommended Old Port of Montreal
      5
      Beautiful area to walk around, with cute but touristy shops and amazing restaurants with outdoor dining. In the summer there are fireworks here every week!
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    • Eggspectation201 St. Jacques Street West, Montreal, QC H2Y Canada
      Evan Roth-Howe recommended Eggspectation
      4
      One of Montreal's best breakfast/brunch chains, you'll have a hard time finishing the massive pancakes, French toat, and omlettes served here. There's often a line out the door on weekends, so get ... read more
      here early.
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    • Onoir Restaurant1631 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC H3H 1L7, Canada
      Evan Roth-Howe recommended Onoir Restaurant
      4
      Terrific food served, as the name implies, in the dark. And I mean pitch black. The restaurant simulates the experience of being blind. You can look at a menu in a dimly lit entrance way (or you can ... read more
      be brave and order the ambiguous special and "see" what you get), but then your blind wait staff will literally take your hand and lead you past a thick curtain and into the utterly dark dining room. You'll be given an orientation of your table setting, but then you're pretty much on your own to figure out how to cut up steak without looking. It's much harder than it sounds, and we all ended up eating some pretty expensive meals with our fingers. A great, fun, enlightening experience I can't recommend enough. A highlight of the city's dining scene.
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    • au pied de cochon536 Avenue Duluth Est, Montréal, Québec, Canada
      Nicole Gauvin recommended au pied de cochon
      5
      I was travelling on business so I sat at the bar by myself - not at all a bad choice! The kitchen is so interesting to watch, Michelle at the bar was very sweet and nice to talk to, and the food was ... read more
      amazing. I ended up going back again! My favorites were the poutine with foie gras, french onion soup, duck in a can, and pudding chomeur. Very flavorful! Plus they make a great cosmopolitan.
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    • McGill UniversityMontréal, Québec, Canada
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended McGill University
      4
      Still probably Canada's greatest university. Beautiful grounds and topnotch academics. Well known to bargain-hunters south of the border.
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    • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts3400 Du Musee Av, Montreal, QC
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
      4
      Impressive museum of fine arts which I happened to find when I had an afternoon free to wander. Probably not worth more than an hour or two, but surprising collection. Will try to find some snaps.
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    • Mount Royal Park1260 Chemin Remembrance, Montreal, QC H3H Canada
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Mount Royal Park
      3
      Mostly we trudged around this in the snow after a taxi driver dropped us in the wrong place, but I can imagine it's charming in summer.
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    • Rue CrescentRue Crescent, Montreal, QC H3G Canada
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Rue Crescent
      4
      The high end of Montreal shopping and nightlife. Interesting art galleries too. Was there in March, but keen to come back in summer.
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    • Montmorency Falls2490 Avenue Royale, Quebec City, QC G1C 1S1, Canada
      Katie Pierce recommended Montmorency Falls
      4
      Montmorency Falls is a lesser known but quite impressive waterfall in North America. This makes Montmorency a great spot to stop as it is not as popular as other lesser impressive falls such as ... read more
      Niagra. There are lots of stairs or a lift that will take you from the bottom viewing platform back to the top or vice versa.
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      Katie Pierce

      Worth a visit if you have a chance! It is not located right in the midst of everything in Quebec City, but it is a short drive.

    • Le Cochon Dingue46 Boulevard Champlain, Quebec, G1K 4H5, Canada
      Katie Pierce recommended Le Cochon Dingue
      5
      I loved this place! Plus the neighborhood is so cute.
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      Katie Pierce

      If you want a more expensive but nicer dinner or lunch, I recommend this spot. It's in a great location!

    • Katie Pierce recommended La Petite Dana
      4
      Had a good, inexpensive meal here in August of last year. Friendly service and dining outside made this spot an obvious choice on a summer night.
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      Katie Pierce

      I don't know if you lose part of the nice atmosphere and experience if you cannot eat outside, but I enjoyed my meal here. It's rather affordable, but I don't remember it being anything spectacular though.

    • Vieux-QuébecVieux-Québec, Quebec City, QC G1K, Canada
      Katie Pierce recommended Vieux-Québec
      5
      This was my favorite area in Quebec! Great feel of a small European town.
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      Katie Pierce

      I thought this was the most adorable part of Quebec! It has the charm of a small French town. This is a great spot to wander around. There's plenty of food and shops here.

    • Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites55 Saint-Jacques W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3X2, Canada
    • Auberge Place D'Armes24, rue Ste-Anne, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3X3, Canada

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