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Old 07-07-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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Hello... I was recommended by a friend of this forum.

A family of four will be traveling to Canada as first time from Washington D.C. area for a week in middle of August. We will be driving up to Canada.

We never been to Canada before, as this will be our first visit. Unfortunately, it will most likely be our last visit too because we like to travel to as many countries as possible, and never visit same country twice.

We are not sure where to go to.... Either Toronto and Niagara Falls, or Montreal and Quebec City.
We like sightseeing, going to shops, eat at good local restaurants, visit some museums, stroll around downtown, visit churches, and basically enjoy the trip.

Where do you recommend? Which is more unique and interesting, and family friendly?
I heard good things about Quebec, but also about Niagara Falls in Ontario.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Montreal and Quebec City - it's another world. Make Quebec City a 1 night side trip.
You can visit Toronto/Niagara Falls later and not violate your "never visit same country twice" rule.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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I agree with Katzpaw. If you can only come one time definitely go to Montreal/Quebec especially since you like to see churches. The Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal is breathtaking. Montreal is also known for having some of the best food in Canada.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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Thanks for the recommendations... Any others?
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Somewhere Out West
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I grew up in Niagara and have lived in Toronto, that being said I would choose Montreal and Quebec City hands down. Culturally they are light years ahead; the food is incredible and the old parts of Montreal and Quebec City are like being in France. Spectacular.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Montreal and Quebec City. Definitely.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I agree with Katzpaw. If you can only come one time definitely go to Montreal/Quebec especially since you like to see churches. The Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal is breathtaking. Montreal is also known for having some of the best food in Canada.
Not to mention Mary Queen of the World Cathedral (exact replica of St Peter's in the Vatican) and St Joseph's Oratory.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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I would say go French. Not so much for Montreal but for Quebec City.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:39 AM
 
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How old are the family members? Quebec City is quite kid friendly, I personally prefer it to Montreal (I live in Montreal).
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