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Old 12-20-2009, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Hello everyone! I'm planning on taking a trip up to the Canadian province of Quebec and will be visiting Montreal and Quebec City. I will be traveling in early February (yes, I know it will be very cold, but I take the cold weather in stride!). I do know of the Winter Festival going on in Quebec City until the 14th of February, but other than that, I'm not really sure what to do.

I want to get a feel for both cities and I would also like to know the best places to eat, good nightlife and/or bars, and good areas to snowshoe and snow tube!

I know everyone will think I'm crazy after I say this, but I will be driving and I do anticipate the bad road conditions, however, I am not letting that deter me from my trip!

I appreciate any help/advice anyone can give me!

PS: I don't really speak any french but I don't anticipate that being a problem....should it??
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Cities are a 3 hr drive apart in good weather. The Frontinac hotel is very nice, kind of a fort for the town. You can get by w/o French easily in Montreal but its more difficult in QC. Depends what you like to see, museums, statue gardens, food etc.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Which city is the Frontinac Hotel in? As far as what to do, as long as I can be advised on a good place to go where I can learn some history on each city, I'll be good with that. I would mainly like to know good places to hang out and have a good time.. bars/nightclubs, and then of course a good place to snowshoe and snow tube.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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QC...its been a few years so not current on nitelife .ca is web extension there.
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: northeast PA
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I've been to Montreal, and it is the most wonderful city I've ever visited. The people are vibrant and active- there were as many roller bladers and cyclists as there were cars! Once we got there, we parked the car and got a week pass for the Metro (subway) which at that time was a ridiculous low cost of $12 for the week!! We took it everywhere- to St. Catherine's for shopping, the Old Town, the Biosphere....there is SO much to see and do. There are MANY parks, including Mount Royal, I believe the name is. Most people also speak English, but it was amazing after just a week how many French words I picked up on.
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