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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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 #500 on: September 07, 2016, 12:09:14 PM »
Cool, if only CC's would reimburse nexus.
I signed up for nexus and gives me GE too.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #501 on: September 07, 2016, 12:24:09 PM »
I signed up for nexus and gives me GE too.

Right, exactly why that is the best of the 3 to signup for, although the only one that is not included in the cc perks.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #502 on: September 07, 2016, 12:28:08 PM »
Right, exactly why that is the best of the 3 to signup for, although the only one that is not included in the cc perks.
True, but sometimes it's worth it to actually pay for something. We go to Canada a lot so it's worth it for us. And it's not that expensive at all.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #503 on: September 07, 2016, 02:38:46 PM »
Arrived to YUL yesterday from NY by plane. The line to clear customs was over 2 hours! People around me who fly there every day said they have never seen something like that. The line started a half a mile back before the stairs which take you down to customs!

If your ever in such a mess, here is the way around.

On the side of the hallway where everyone was waiting there is a narrow empty lane designated for "connecting flights passengers" as someone knowing that even connecting pax have to clear customs and pick up bags and recheck, I just took that lane, they asked me where my BP is I just told them I'm picking it up at check in, I told them I have 10pm flight to Paris. And yala, was out in 10 minutes.
For someone who travel frequently to/from Canada, Nexus is a must! Come on for 50.00 bucks.... plus children under 18 are free....
FYI everyday in the afternoon there's a huge line coming into YUl because of all the flights from Europe are arriving then.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #504 on: September 07, 2016, 03:00:15 PM »
Arrived to YUL yesterday from NY by plane. The line to clear customs was over 2 hours! People around me who fly there every day said they have never seen something like that. The line started a half a mile back before the stairs which take you down to customs!

If your ever in such a mess, here is the way around.

On the side of the hallway where everyone was waiting there is a narrow empty lane designated for "connecting flights passengers" as someone knowing that even connecting pax have to clear customs and pick up bags and recheck, I just took that lane, they asked me where my BP is I just told them I'm picking it up at check in, I told them I have 10pm flight to Paris. And yala, was out in 10 minutes.
Did you have a connection?  If you were NOT connecting, did you falsely tell someone you WERE connecting, and then you jumped in front of everyone else?? Did you have a medical emergency?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #505 on: September 07, 2016, 03:26:46 PM »
Here we go with the
מוסר דרשות.
It's worth too much.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #506 on: September 07, 2016, 04:52:34 PM »
Did you have a connection?  If you were NOT connecting, did you falsely tell someone you WERE connecting, and then you jumped in front of everyone else?? Did you have a medical emergency?
SO which one is worse? this or this?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #507 on: September 07, 2016, 09:16:14 PM »
Did you have a connection?  If you were NOT connecting, did you falsely tell someone you WERE connecting, and then you jumped in front of everyone else?? Did you have a medical emergency?
Yes,  indeed.  I falsely said I am connecting, though I didn't jump on anyone as you understand. Rather I just went to the connections lane and waited patiently there.

I see you have a desire to know for what I went. I went to a wedding. And I wanted to be there on time,
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #508 on: September 25, 2016, 02:47:41 PM »
Looking for someone to take a car from Lakewood to Montreal and then back to Lakewood. It's a Canadian car and on the way back you will have to stop at the border for 10-15 minutes to register it.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #509 on: January 02, 2017, 06:02:45 PM »
Anything to do in the winter besides skiing and snow tubing? First time in Montreal anything I shouldn't miss? Have only a day. Thanks for your time

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #510 on: January 02, 2017, 06:08:59 PM »
Anything to do in the winter besides skiing and snow tubing? First time in Montreal anything I shouldn't miss? Have only a day. Thanks for your time
Walk around downtown, have a good meal. You can also go ice skating .. just about on every corner.
"Not all who wander are lost"

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #511 on: January 02, 2017, 06:20:45 PM »
Walk around downtown, have a good meal. You can also go ice skating .. just about on every corner.
LOL  :)

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #512 on: March 05, 2017, 03:43:51 PM »
There is a Montreal travel chat Whatsapp group for ride information between Montreal and Lakewood/Monsey/New York.
The # is 848-525-2065 to join.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #513 on: March 05, 2017, 04:11:15 PM »
What are the best options to stay for a midweek stay. Would like to be near minyanim and food
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #514 on: March 05, 2017, 05:02:28 PM »
What are the best options to stay for a midweek stay. Would like to be near minyanim and food
Quality Hotel Decarie

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #515 on: March 05, 2017, 05:19:35 PM »
What are the best options to stay for a midweek stay. Would like to be near minyanim and food
Quality Hotel Decarie

Quality hotel is within the Lubavitch area.
I know someone in the Outremont area who rents private small studios (with kosher kitchen), newly renovated, very reasonable prices. PM if interested, (I am not sure he would like to go public with this)

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« Reply #516 on: March 05, 2017, 05:42:05 PM »
Amy points hotels within a 5-10 minute drive?
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #517 on: March 26, 2017, 10:31:05 AM »
Looking for the latest minyan in town on Tuesday/R"C.  Whats the latest minyan now at the lubavutch yeshiva in Westbury?  Anything later?

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« Reply #518 on: March 26, 2017, 10:44:43 AM »
Looking for the latest minyan in town on Tuesday/R"C.  Whats the latest minyan now at the lubavutch yeshiva in Westbury?  Anything later?
In Satmar in Outremont (5555 Hutchison) there's always a minyaon right before Chazot.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #519 on: May 02, 2017, 07:31:40 PM »
What's a don't miss on yakimono menu?
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