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Old 09-13-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Out in the stix
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Ok we are coming to visit for a few days beginning of October to visit, suggestions on must do's and sees?? We are in our mid 40s, no kids, and are foodies. We want to go to au pied du cochon, and to get good poutine, other than that any suggestions would be appreciated, we are driving up from CT.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:43 AM
 
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My usual 2 links

MONTREAL - Living in a North American Gem of a City

The Independent Traveler Travel Forums: Canada (http://www.independenttraveler.com/community/topten.cfm?ID=13 - broken link)

Must do's? Old Montreal/Port area
The park atop Mount Royal,The look out is stunning
Walking around Downtown on St Catherine St. (Guy St.to St Laurent)
The Underground city,(Kinda like a 32 kilometer mall)
Poutine can be had at most hot dog/hamburger joints
Montreal Smoked meat sandwich is to die for,available in most Deli type restaurants. Also fresh Montreal bagels are memorable,made in several small bakeries up St Laurent Blvd St Viateur bagel makes the best..
Once at your hotel park the car for the duration of your stay as you wont need it..
Have a good trip..
Let us know how the trip turns out.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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My usual 2 links

MONTREAL - Living in a North American Gem of a City

The Independent Traveler Travel Forums: Canada (http://www.independenttraveler.com/community/topten.cfm?ID=13 - broken link)

Must do's? Old Montreal/Port area
The park atop Mount Royal,The look out is stunning
Walking around Downtown on St Catherine St. (Guy St.to St Laurent)
The Underground city,(Kinda like a 32 kilometer mall)
Poutine can be had at most hot dog/hamburger joints
Montreal Smoked meat sandwich is to die for,available in most Deli type restaurants. Also fresh Montreal bagels are memorable,made in several small bakeries up St Laurent Blvd St Viateur bagel makes the best..
Once at your hotel park the car for the duration of your stay as you wont need it..
Have a good trip..
Let us know how the trip turns out.
Jambo, thats so much for the links. We will be there, prior to a cruise in 3 weeks. Any idea what the weather should be like and if we will see the fall colors?

NIta
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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3 weeks from now should be peak fall foliage in some areas of Quebec as elevation plays a role in what you see and where you see it.A bus tour would probably take you north into the Laurentian mountains for a fall foliage tour. temps should be in the mid 40's over night and may get up to mid 60's during the day however trying to guess mother nature can be a lesson in frustration..
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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3 weeks from now should be peak fall foliage in some areas of Quebec as elevation plays a role in what you see and where you see it.A bus tour would probably take you north into the Laurentian mountains for a fall foliage tour. temps should be in the mid 40's over night and may get up to mid 60's during the day however trying to guess mother nature can be a lesson in frustration..
thanks so much. You have no idea how excited we are. After years of having the luxury of traveling many places in the world, we are finally getting to Canada. We have done Vancouver but that is it. We will have 2 days in Montreal and then take the train to Quebec where we will have a couple of days before sailing. Sounds like the weather will be almost like, right here at home. I have been watching and it is running just a few degrees lower than here. Thanks again. Anymore information you want to pass on, please do.

NIta

Yes, mother nature has a mind of her own. One year we did the color changes in Vermont and up state NY, almost the same time but a week earlier. The weather was fallish, nice nip in the air, not too cold until our last morning and we woke up to snow everywhere. The same thing happened to us at Lake Tahoe a few years ago, but visa versa. It was the last day or so of April, we had been there a week, spring weather, almost too warm for jackets until that last morning: not predicted but mom Nature did her thing. We had about 6 inches of the white stuff.

NIta
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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When in Quebec City most of the tourists hang around the upper town area, do yourself a favor and explore the lower part of town..
http://www.google.ca/#sclient=psy&hl...iw=683&bih=409

Also sounds like you are leaving on a boat/ship from Quebec City, if so a few hours up the St Lawrence river is one of the best whale watching areas in N.America, its where the Saguenay river joins the St Lawrence river (Tadoussac),whales could potentially be seen in the hundreds Watch for this light house and when you see it look for the flotilla of whale watching boats and the whales
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3367/...2d2ce70d24.jpg

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Old 09-22-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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When in Quebec City most of the tourists hang around the upper town area, do yourself a favor and explore the lower part of town..
Google

Also sounds like you are leaving on a boat/ship from Quebec City, if so a few hours up the St Lawrence river is one of the best whale watching areas in N.America, its where the Saguenay river joins the St Lawrence river (Tadoussac),whales could potentially be seen in the hundreds Watch for this light house and when you see it look for the flotilla of whale watching boats and the whales
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3367/...2d2ce70d24.jpg
Jambo, those pics just make it more exciting for us. Yes, we will be cruising on the St Lawrence River Sunday, Oct 16th.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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Ask some one on the ship when you'll pass Tadoussac as thats where that light house is and thats where the whales are, you'll only be in the area for about 30 minutes as your ship steams on by, and if its at night you'll see nothing..

Heres some pics of lower Quebec City where the working class lived

Lower Quebec City - Google Search,
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Ask some one on the ship when you'll pass Tadoussac as thats where that light house is and thats where the whales are, you'll only be in the area for about 30 minutes as your ship steams on by, and if its at night you'll see nothing..

Heres some pics of lower Quebec City where the working class lived

Lower Quebec City - Google Search,
just curios: do you live in Canada or America?

NIta
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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Long time American resident (St Pete, Fla.)thats been living in Montreal for the last 30 years.
I go to Florida twice a year to visit friends and family but my heart is here in Canada specifically Quebec and Canada's Maritime provinces..Now that i'm retired i have the time to do a lot of traveling..

The mothership..


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