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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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, 5345 Vezina, (NEW ADDRESS) 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 #540 on: June 26, 2017, 05:17:33 PM »
Really? I saw that they put 200MM into the RC for a renovation in 2012. I would guess it is pretty updated. Has anyone stayed there that can report back?

I have not been there since that facelift...

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #541 on: June 27, 2017, 12:05:19 PM »
Someone mentioned that could go "up north" from Montreal and find jet skiing and motor boating. Any suggestions of where I can find this?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #542 on: June 27, 2017, 02:47:05 PM »
Someone mentioned that could go "up north" from Montreal and find jet skiing and motor boating. Any suggestions of where I can find this?

Saint Agathe, Mont Tremblant

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #543 on: June 29, 2017, 09:08:10 AM »
Saint Agathe, Mont Tremblant

Do you know of a particular place? I cannot seem to find any real boating place beside for row boats etc.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #544 on: July 02, 2017, 01:48:26 PM »
Update to wiki:

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« Reply #545 on: July 23, 2017, 05:59:19 PM »
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« Reply #546 on: July 24, 2017, 11:07:51 AM »
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« Reply #548 on: July 24, 2017, 01:18:53 PM »
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #551 on: July 24, 2017, 04:53:18 PM »
Flying into YUL from TLV with several young children. Flight the next morning to the U.S. Anyone have experience with Marriott in terminal? Is it worth it (other airport hotels are a lot cheaper) for the convenience? Is it really that close or is it a long walk from baggage claim etc.

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« Reply #552 on: July 24, 2017, 05:43:08 PM »
Flying into YUL from TLV with several young children. Flight the next morning to the U.S. Anyone have experience with Marriott in terminal? Is it worth it (other airport hotels are a lot cheaper) for the convenience? Is it really that close or is it a long walk from baggage claim etc.

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It is closer than the others, if it's worth it depends on the premium
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #553 on: July 24, 2017, 06:01:15 PM »
It is closer than the others, if it's worth it depends on the premium

Thanks.
Is it literally just up the escalator as they advertise or is that a marketing scheme?

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« Reply #554 on: July 24, 2017, 06:06:40 PM »
Take a look at the airport maps
You will be closer to your departure than from baggage claim
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #555 on: July 24, 2017, 06:43:07 PM »
Do you know of a particular place? I cannot seem to find any real boating place beside for row boats etc.

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« Reply #556 on: July 24, 2017, 06:44:00 PM »
Any idea of cost and area?
Parc Ave near the Jewish area
Price depends on the night
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« Reply #557 on: July 24, 2017, 06:45:58 PM »
I'll try to write a more extensive TR at some point, but i would absolutely recommend the Ritz Carlton. IT was beautiful and the same amount of points as SPG and even cheaper if you use a reward night cert.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #558 on: July 26, 2017, 09:04:18 AM »
Thanks.
Is it literally just up the escalator as they advertise

yes, for all other hotels you will need to take a taxi.

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« Reply #559 on: July 26, 2017, 09:07:08 AM »
yes, for all other hotels you will need to take a taxi.
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