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Old 07-08-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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You should visit both. Not necessarily on the same trip.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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While Montreal and Quebec City are truly unique when compared to other cities in North America .. they are more like second-grade cities when compared to the European heavyweights like Paris, Lisbon, etc. If you have been to any of the classic European cities, you will not be impressed by Montreal's churches, architecture and food.

There is a lot to do in Toronto and Niagara Falls during this time of the year. Toronto is truly Canada's world class city with the countries best attractions, restaurants, etc. I cannot do justice to what Toronto and Niagara has to offer in this post. I suggest you read a few articles online. There are many great threads about Toronto on this forum.

I do not want to make this into a Toronto vs Montreal debate. But I should warn you that Canadians love to bash Toronto, and replies to questions like - "should I visit Toronto or Montreal" really end up being one sided. If you tell me what you'd like to see and do on your trip, what other places you have been to (Europe? Asia?), etc ... I can give you specific differences between the two regions.

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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I think we'll stick to Montreal and Quebec City.. I heard it's like France. Anyways my hubby speak a little French because he worked for UN.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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It's not like France.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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While Montreal and Quebec City are truly unique when compared to other cities in North America .. they are more like second-grade cities when compared to the European heavyweights like Paris, Lisbon, etc. If you have been to any of the classic European cities, you will not be impressed by Montreal's churches, architecture and food.

There is a lot to do in Toronto and Niagara Falls during this time of the year. Toronto is truly Canada's world class city with the countries best attractions, restaurants, etc. I cannot do justice to what Toronto and Niagara has to offer in this post. I suggest you read a few articles online. There are many great threads about Toronto on this forum.

I do not want to make this into a Toronto vs Montreal debate. But I should warn you that Canadians love to bash Toronto, and replies to questions like - "should I visit Toronto or Montreal" really end up being one sided. If you tell me what you'd like to see and do on your trip, what other places you have been to (Europe? Asia?), etc ... I can give you specific differences between the two regions.

David Landsel: 7 Very Good Reasons to Visit Toronto This Summer

Visiting Toronto for the first time
Oh, hell no! New York Lite can't even make a decent bagel.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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It's not like France.
Well it's French speaking
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I think we'll stick to Montreal and Quebec City.. I heard it's like France. Anyways my hubby speak a little French because he worked for UN.
You made the right decision. When are you coming up?
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I met SO many Americans during the Jazz Festival. They were in love with this city. The question I heard the most often was "What would it take if I wanted to live here? Can I find a job if I don't speak French?"
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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You made the right decision. When are you coming up?
Aug 11 to 18
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well it's French speaking
It is French speaking but we never found it much like France. That is like saying, because there are townhouses in the city of San Francisco it reminds you of NY City. There are a few similarities between France and Montreal (I am not talking Quebec City) like everyone seems to smoke, but other than that I just didn't get the connection when we visited the area a couple of years ago.
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