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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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
« Reply #400 on: July 19, 2015, 07:33:59 PM »
Anyone ever stay in the Intercontinental Montreal? IS it a nice place? What is the best way to get upgraded? Any particular kind of room I should ask for?

What is fun to do in Montreal in early November? This is for a couple with no kids coming along.

We plan on eating out a lot, and thanks to Dan's TR, we  have that all planned out! Looking for activities to do in between restaurants!

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #401 on: July 20, 2015, 08:49:27 PM »
Anyone ever stay in the Intercontinental Montreal? IS it a nice place? What is the best way to get upgraded? Any particular kind of room I should ask for?

What is fun to do in Montreal in early November? This is for a couple with no kids coming along.

We plan on eating out a lot, and thanks to Dan's TR, we  have that all planned out! Looking for activities to do in between restaurants!

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #402 on: July 22, 2015, 01:20:54 PM »
Staying in IC montreal in a couple of weeks I can report back after. Also, there's pretty good fri-sun availability with avios right now - ive been checking for a few weeks now for a shabbat in october and looks like the calendar from august-october has more nonstops (from nyc) then its had recently

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #403 on: July 26, 2015, 11:25:40 PM »
Can someone that has been to mont Tremblant tell me more about the place in the summer. How many days is ideal to spend there?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #404 on: July 26, 2015, 11:30:27 PM »
Mount Tremblent has a chabad house.
Full of vacationers from the city during the summer
Lots of resorts.
Also a Fairmont hotel
Pick up kosher in heimish Montreal and drive up for a few days.
Supposed to be beutiful

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #405 on: July 26, 2015, 11:33:36 PM »
Mount Tremblent has a chabad house.
Full of vacationers from the city during the summer
Lots of resorts.
Also a Fairmont hotel
Pick up kosher in heimish Montreal and drive up for a few days.
Supposed to be beutiful
Have you been there yourself?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #406 on: July 26, 2015, 11:38:54 PM »
Honestly, no,
But I have done some research and heard from people that went.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #407 on: July 27, 2015, 01:52:51 AM »
Tremblant is beautiful in the summer, but everything there is overpriced. Never been in the winter but I hear the skiing is good. The shluchim are great and the chabad house is nice, you can order food through chabad but if your driving up from NY you might as well stop in Montreal and pick up food yourself.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #408 on: July 27, 2015, 11:03:29 AM »
Tremblant is beautiful in the summer, but everything there is overpriced. Never been in the winter but I hear the skiing is good. The shluchim are great and the chabad house is nice, you can order food through chabad but if your driving up from NY you might as well stop in Montreal and pick up food yourself.

With the weaker Canadian dollar it makes everything more affordable there.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #410 on: July 29, 2015, 02:30:57 PM »
Probably heading to Mont Tremblant next week, what are the very best things to do over there? I'm going with little kids.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #411 on: July 29, 2015, 02:54:19 PM »
I know someone going with a family of kids later in August, please write back what you find there.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #412 on: August 01, 2015, 09:46:32 PM »
What kind of kosher food/ nosh can you find in Montreal that they don't sell in New York?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #413 on: August 01, 2015, 09:56:00 PM »
What kind of kosher food/ nosh can you find in Montreal that they don't sell in New York?
There are certain cereals that my wife stocks up on every time we go to Montreal.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #414 on: August 01, 2015, 10:00:23 PM »
There are certain cereals that my wife stocks up on every time we go to Montreal.
So why don't you share which ones?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #415 on: August 01, 2015, 10:03:47 PM »
So why don't you share which ones?
Quaker Oatmeal Squares (Original/Brown Sugar/Corn)
Capn Crunch.
All Bran
Among others.
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #416 on: August 01, 2015, 10:04:32 PM »
Quaker Oatmeal Squares (Original/Brown Sugar/Corn)
Capn Crunch.
All Bran
Among others.

Dont they sell some of those in the US?
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« Reply #417 on: August 01, 2015, 10:05:12 PM »
Not parve.
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #418 on: August 01, 2015, 10:39:23 PM »
Quaker Oatmeal Squares (Original/Brown Sugar/Corn)
Capn Crunch.
All Bran
Among others.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #419 on: August 02, 2015, 12:00:31 AM »
Some lays or ruffles that are only kosher parve in Canada.