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Old 05-13-2015, 08:51 AM
 
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Has anyone been to Montreal, and what do you think of the city?

 
Old 05-13-2015, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Yes, a few times. It's Canada's second largest city so quite a bit to do, has a cute old city and lots of nice 'going out' vibes. It's also only 4ish hours from Quebec City which in my opinion is even prettier. Another four hours up the St Lawrence and you'll be whale spotting.

Go up to the Canada forum. There's a very active section for Montreal you can sift through and you will get a lot more thorough details about what to do than you will here.
 
Old 05-13-2015, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Great place!
 
Old 05-14-2015, 07:21 AM
 
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I enjoy it, although prefer Quebec City. Both have a lot of history and things to do.
 
Old 05-15-2015, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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awesome place to visit! Lots to do for any kind of trip (guys trip, girls trip, romantic weekend)

Just don't go in the dead of winter...at least I wouldn't!
 
Old 05-15-2015, 04:35 AM
 
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Plenty of winter activities to be had in and around Montreal,if you really want to get out of winter you can spend much time in the 32 kilometers of underground city.
Underground City, Montreal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 05-15-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Thanks for sharing, that's awesome. I still think for the vast majority of travelers, visiting a place like Montreal would not be the choice during winter if the entire continent (or world) is an option. However, obviously there is life during the winter months and this would be an interesting thing to see for me personally. Just not enough to get me to visit during the winter.
 
Old 05-15-2015, 11:09 AM
 
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For those who want to risk putting on more clothes than flip flops/shorts and Tshirt winter can be a rewarding time in Montreal.
50 FREE Things To Do This December 2014 In Montreal | MTL Blog
 
Old 05-15-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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We love visiting places like Montreal in the early spring or late fall. once the bitter cold weather has passed but it's still "coat" weather--mid to late October or March is perfect. The leaves are gone so the cruise ship and leaf peepers are as well. We like to get a room or flat with a fireplace and spend our days exploring and cozy evenings in.
 
Old 05-15-2015, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Thanks for sharing, that's awesome. I still think for the vast majority of travelers, visiting a place like Montreal would not be the choice during winter if the entire continent (or world) is an option. However, obviously there is life during the winter months and this would be an interesting thing to see for me personally. Just not enough to get me to visit during the winter.
Montreal in winter is where my high school, at least for the years that my sister and I went there, went for the senior class trip. We went to school in Miami so it was the first time that many of us had seen snow. I was also lulled into the thought that living in a colder climate wouldn't be so bad, not realizing that I had spent most of the time indoors. I had a nasty surprise the next winter during my freshman year of college in Maryland when I actually had to go out in cold weather, even though I still live in area I usually question my decision not to move back to south Florida at least once a year.
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