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Getting to Montreal:
Airports:
-YUL
Main airport - There is an express bus (#747) that goes direct from the airport to downtown for $10 CAD.

-PBG
Plattsburgh is on the US side and therefore may provide cheaper flight options. About 1 hour drive to Montreal.

-BTV
Burlington is on the US side and therefore may provide cheaper flight options. About 1.5 hour drive to Montreal.

Other transport:
-Heiman's Bus (~ 9 hrs) ~$140 RT
Bus from NYC to Montreal. Leaving every night arriving early morning.

-Amtrak (~ 10.5 hrs from NYC) ~$100-$120 RT
Train is much more comfortable than the bus. Schedule not as convenient, leaves early morning arrives late evening. Wi-Fi and Kosher snacks available.
Amtrak TRs here and here

Hotels:
Downtown:
-W hotel  (SPG)
Beautiful and highly recommended.

-Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Regal hotel, excellent ambiance.

-Intercontinental/St James's
Gorgeous

-Hyatt
Outdated

Airport:
-Sheraton four points (SPG)
5 minute drive (w/o traffic) from kosher area.

Chabad area:
Quality Hotel - Decarie & Plamondon
Walking distance to entire Chabad area. Has kosher breakfast. Rooms are old and outdated. Not a luxury experience to say the least. Has a kosher restaurant on premises.

-Ruby Foo
About 15 minute walk from Chabad area.

Transportation:
Great Metro system that is pretty easy to follow.

Activities:


Museums:


Amusement parks/Thrill rides/Game Rooms:
-Casino (downtown)

-La Ronde
Six flag style amusement park

Beaches/Water Activities:
Boat ride at Old-port

Winter Activities:
Skiing
-Mt Tremblant resort
Best skiing

-Mont St Sauveur
Good skiing. Less touristy.

-Snow tubing
-Ice Skating
-Ice village
Ile des Nieges

Sports:
Montreal Canadiens (NHL - Hockey)

Alouettes (CFL - Football)

Impact (MLS - Soccer)

Other activities:
Beaver Lake/Mount Royal
Old Montreal
Jazz Festival
Comedy Festival
Old Port
Biodome
-Olympic Stadium & Tower
Some felt this was an underwhelming experience.
-Underground city

Shopping:

Hiking/Nature:
-Botanical Gardens
Beautiful gardens, great for a date on a nice day.

Nearby Cities:
Ottawa (2 hours)
Quebec City (3 hours)
Boston (5 hours)
Toronto (5 hours)
Niagara Falls (7 hours)
NYC (7 hours)

Eateries:

- Google map of all the restaurants and stores on the Montreal Kosher website here (probably missed some, saved to my drive to enable edits, so feel free to update accordingly)

Dairy:
-Pizza Pita - Decarie (@ Plamondon) Great hours (open until 11pm? 4am M"S)
Great food all around. There is something here for everyone. Pizza is good, but the real treats lie elsewhere. Poutine is a must as is the pizza eggroll/wrap. Felafel and veggie burger are some of the best in Western hemisphere. Great salad and ice cream bars as well. Has a drive-through.
514-731-7482,  6415 Decarie Blvd, Que, H3W 3E1 pizzapita.com

-Exception (Breakfast/Lunch) Queen Mary Rd.
Good breakfast menu. A bit pricey, but quality food. Delicious pizza

-Bistro Pizza Bar on Westminster

-District Bagel (Formerly Mount Royal Bagels) 709 Lucerne Rd.
 Authentic wood-oven bagels. Great flavors. Blueberry, cinnamon etc. Now available on Uber Eats

-Pizza Gourmetti on Victoria corner of Bourett

-Kosher Pizza Bar at Cavendish Mall in CSL

-Restaurant Mozart on Queen Mary

-Taty Pizza on Darlington

Sushi:
- Yakimono
Best kosher sushi, hands down. Nice ambiance for Montreal standards. Delicious french fries (order half regular and half sweet potato).
4210 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal, QC H4A 3K3 (514) 484-1515
http://www.yakimono.ca/

- Metsuyan Sushi
2113 Rue Saint Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1 (514) 744-2323
http://www.metsuyansushi.com/

- Metsuyan Sushi Express at Cavendish Mall in CSL

- Saizen Sushi on Decarie

- Chanoch's Sushi on Darlington

Meat:
- Ernie & Ellie's (Chinese) Decarie Square Mall
Good Chinese food. They have a tasting menu (all you can eat style) once a week that some recommend.

- Chops (upscale)
Good steakhouse

- Chez Benny (American/Israeli) Queen Mary Rd.
Fast food/cafeteria style. Delicious Shwarma.

- The Grill (American) Decarie & Plamondon in the Quality Hotel
Decent food, about what you would expect for something called "the grill".

- Kimly Kosher at Cavendish Mall

- Jerusalem Express at Cavendish Mall

- Deli Boys (Sorsky's) at Cavendish Mall

-Mega Burger on Decarie Closed

Takeout:
- Deli365 (heimish takeout)
365 Bernard

- Oinegs (heimish takeout)
360 st viateur  Montreal, QC H2V4G9
(514) 277-3600

- Adar on Westminster

- Fooderie - Mid-Town (Formally Montreal Kosher) in Wilderton Shopping Center

- One Stop Kosher on Darlington

Bakeries/Others:
- Cheskies
The cheese muffins had an indescribably great flavor. The flaky cheese danish with confectioners sugar and large cheese florets were equally great. You really can’t go wrong with any of the other cheese baked goods.
359 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montréal, QC H2V 4H3
(514) 271-2253

- Westminister gourmet - Cote St. Luc

- Kosher Quality on Victoria corner of Bourett

- Montreal Kosher, three different locations with main branch on Victoria.

- Citi Cachere on Van Horne close to Victoria

- Mount Royal Bagel (Bagels) Jean Talon [See above District Bagel]

- Paradise Kosher in DDO (Bakery, Takeout, Meat - a mini market)

- Sprinklz Now changed to Glidaz under new management
Fun self-serve yogurt. Some Cholov Yisroel and Pareve choices. Charged by weight.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: January 18, 2013, 02:49:03 PM »
fuego is a nice restaurant. go up north and go skiing. Montreal is not a good place to visit in -20
Celsius or Fahrenheit?
we figured on sunday where it is a high of 31 F we will due stuff outside like the snow village. Monday we are actually going to ottawa for part of the day to go skate on the Rideau canal. and monday we will try and do indoor stuff in montreal like the underground city.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: January 18, 2013, 02:49:44 PM »
i got during the 40% off deal yesterday before they upped the prices. $130 a night for 4 nights starting this saturday night

Thats really good. I enjoyed the smoked meat at Ernie and Ellie's, Chops  was good, but had NYC prices, Cheskies is a very good bakery. For takeout - enjoyed La Marguerite.  You pretty much need a car to get to any of these places.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: January 18, 2013, 02:53:35 PM »
Thats really good. I enjoyed the smoked meat at Ernie and Ellie's, Chops  was good, but had NYC prices, Cheskies is a very good bakery. For takeout - enjoyed La Marguerite.  You pretty much need a car to get to any of these places.
we are renting a car no problem there

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: January 18, 2013, 02:55:30 PM »
Celsius or Fahrenheit?
we figured on sunday where it is a high of 31 F we will due stuff outside like the snow village. Monday we are actually going to ottawa for part of the day to go skate on the Rideau canal. and monday we will try and do indoor stuff in montreal like the underground city.

Celsius. That is today. Tommorrow and Sunday will be nicer but Monday through Wednesday will be -15 Celsius at least... Good luck :)

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: January 18, 2013, 03:04:41 PM »
Celsius. That is today. Tommorrow and Sunday will be nicer but Monday through Wednesday will be -15 Celsius at least... Good luck :)
so any recommendations for what to do in montreal

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: January 18, 2013, 03:08:28 PM »
Skiing/Tubing in mont-royal park.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: January 19, 2013, 07:28:22 PM »
so any recommendations for what to do in montreal

Fuego is 50% off steaks on Wednesday. Ile des Nieges is pretty cool...I'll post details when I have a chance to find them

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: April 03, 2013, 03:08:05 PM »
Planning on doing an extended weekend in Montreal (Weds night through Fri or through Sunday- depending on if I stay in the frum community for shabbos)- any hotel recommendations?

TIA!

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« Reply #98 on: April 03, 2013, 03:18:52 PM »
Planning on doing an extended weekend in Montreal (Weds night through Fri or through Sunday- depending on if I stay in the frum community for shabbos)- any hotel recommendations?

TIA!
the W is really nice

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: April 05, 2013, 12:33:27 AM »
Intercontinental /st James's is gorgeous

Place des armes is a really nice boutique hotel as well

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: June 13, 2013, 06:28:03 PM »
anyone stayed in Aloft at the airport? or Sheraton Laval?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: June 14, 2013, 04:48:56 PM »
anyone stayed in Aloft at the airport? or Sheraton Laval?

sheraton laval is old and far from anything...

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: June 14, 2013, 05:06:27 PM »
sheraton laval is old and far from anything...
depends what you consider "anything". Maybe he's looking to set up a store in Carrefour laval, which is adjacent...
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: June 16, 2013, 04:42:44 PM »
Anyone know of a way to get discount tickets to la ronde? Thanks.

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« Reply #104 on: June 16, 2013, 04:45:58 PM »
Anyone know of a way to get discount tickets to la ronde? Thanks.
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