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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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/
Closed

-CHIYOKO Sushi Bar & Steakhouse
2113 Rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1
(514) 804-0581
https://www.chiyokosushi.com/

- Metsuyan Sushi Express at Cavendish Mall in CSL
Certified by MK

- Saizen Sushi on Decarie
Certified by MK

- 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.
Certified by MK

- Chops (upscale)
Good steakhouse

- Benny & Fils
4944 Queen Mary Rd, Montreal, QC H3W 1X3
(same owners as Chez Benny that closed)

- City Grill
5055 Queen Mary NEW!
Certified by MK

-Luzzatto At Ramada Plaza Glatt Kosher Fine Italian Cuisine
6445 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, QC H3W 3E1
http://luzzattorestaurant.com/
Certified by CK (A new hechsher)

-The BSTRO / La Renaissance Gourmet
5663-A avenue Royalmount, Mont-Royal, QC H4P 2P9 (Industrial Park)
(514) 731-1862
https://larenaissancegourmet.com
Certified by MK

- CHIYOKO Sushi Bar & Steakhouse
2113 Rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 1P1
(514) 804-0581
https://www.chiyokosushi.com/
Certified by MK

-Deli 770
Comfy, kosher deli in a strip mall preparing sandwiches, charcuterie & salads to eat in or take out.
265 Alexis-Nihon Blvd, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 2A4
(514) 748-0770
Certified by Chabad of Montréal

- Jerusalem Express at Cavendish Mall

- Deli Boys (Sorsky's) at Cavendish Mall
Certified by MK

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

- Kimly Kosher at Cavendish Mall Closed

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

-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

- Westminster gourmet - Cote St. Luc

- Kosher Quality on Victoria corner of Bourret

- 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
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: November 28, 2013, 03:15:07 AM »
Any idea where the best place to ski thurs dec 26-27 with a one night stay with lift tickets and ski rentals? I'm an advanced skiier and want to find the best price combo near montreal that I can make it back to mntrl for shabbos. Mt Tremblant will probally be really expensive and packed with ppl do to the holidays....
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: November 28, 2013, 02:33:39 PM »
Any idea where the best place to ski thurs dec 26-27 with a one night stay with lift tickets and ski rentals? I'm an advanced skiier and want to find the best price combo near montreal that I can make it back to mntrl for shabbos. Mt Tremblant will probally be really expensive and packed with ppl do to the holidays....
tremblant has the best skiing hands down. If you don't want to go that far, Try mont st sauveur, it's pretty good
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: November 28, 2013, 02:35:15 PM »
tremblant has the best skiing hands down. If you don't want to go that far, Try mont st sauveur, it's pretty good

Val-David might also be an option.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: November 28, 2013, 09:55:33 PM »
I've got some no foreign ex fee cards. Where can I buy VRs or equivalent in Montreal?

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« Reply #145 on: November 29, 2013, 02:35:04 AM »
I know tremblants great, however I'm planning a trip for dec 26-27 and usually prices are jacked for the holiday season....hotels are way to much(don't have enough spg)....was wondering if anyone knows the best place to book lift ticket rental package for better rates than the reg online rates and also a hotel for a reasonable amout for one to two nites. Thanx
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« Reply #146 on: November 29, 2013, 03:47:48 AM »
Any coupons for tremblant ever? Pls post where my best place to find info would be. TIA
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« Reply #148 on: December 05, 2013, 02:31:43 PM »
I know tremblants great, however I'm planning a trip for dec 26-27 and usually prices are jacked for the holiday season....hotels are way to much(don't have enough spg)....was wondering if anyone knows the best place to book lift ticket rental package for better rates than the reg online rates and also a hotel for a reasonable amout for one to two nites. Thanx
Any coupons for tremblant ever? Pls post where my best place to find info would be. TIA
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: December 15, 2013, 02:26:21 AM »
looking for a hotel for a chosson kallah for dec 24 and 25. wondering what the best option would be in the $100-$150 range? or using AMEX points. TIA
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« Reply #150 on: December 19, 2013, 05:35:19 PM »
does anybody know if i can use some sort of points to book this hotel? Loews Hotel Vogue Montreal. TIA
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« Reply #151 on: December 19, 2013, 08:26:04 PM »
does anybody know if i can use some sort of points to book this hotel? Loews Hotel Vogue Montreal. TIA
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: December 22, 2013, 01:43:27 PM »
does anybody know if i can use some sort of points to book this hotel? Loews Hotel Vogue Montreal. TIA

You could try booking through Amex platinum fine hotel and resorts

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: December 26, 2013, 02:02:36 AM »
Heh, dated a girl in the lobby there once upon a time.
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« Reply #154 on: December 26, 2013, 02:03:26 AM »
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: December 31, 2013, 09:46:47 PM »
Hey guys trying to put together a birthday for my Grandmother she's turning 90 this year. Does anyone know of a Hotel that does kosher or allows kosher catering?
We are about 50ppl in all and need approximately 20 rooms for a Shabbos. Shriki's wont open up for less the 85ppl so that's a no go. Any ideas will be most helpful

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: December 31, 2013, 10:03:49 PM »
Quality Hotel midtown

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« Reply #157 on: December 31, 2013, 10:05:15 PM »
Quality Hotel midtown
Ever been there? My mother is European and wouldnt go to a shabby hotel.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: December 31, 2013, 10:07:44 PM »
What about renting a mansion? I have family that did that for a weekend.
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« Reply #159 on: December 31, 2013, 10:08:27 PM »
What about renting a mansion? I have family that did that for a weekend.
considering all options but so far didnt find one with enough rooms to accommodate.