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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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 #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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« Reply #105 on: June 16, 2013, 04:47:29 PM »
Go with the camp? :P

Wouldn't mind, but going with people who would ;)

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: June 16, 2013, 04:48:40 PM »
Wouldn't mind, but going with people who would ;)
"People" mmhmmm. lol.

Sorry can't help you.

Looks like if you go twice you should buy season tickets.

So find someone else with a beard and split it? :) (Most places don't check ID, when I used to buy six flags season tickets, but that could be different there.)
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« Reply #107 on: June 16, 2013, 05:53:40 PM »
"People" mmhmmm. lol.

Sorry can't help you.

Looks like if you go twice you should buy season tickets.

So find someone else with a beard and split it? :) (Most places don't check ID, when I used to buy six flags season tickets, but that could be different there.)

Looking to go just once, hoping pay ~$30/ticket.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: June 16, 2013, 07:39:34 PM »
there is a promotion with coke cans right now - i dont know the details though

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« Reply #109 on: June 16, 2013, 07:40:53 PM »
there is a promotion with coke cans right now - i dont know the details though

From what i remember, it was about $5 off. Nothing like in NY where u could basically get free into great adventure with coke.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: June 17, 2013, 09:08:46 AM »

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: July 01, 2013, 04:41:47 PM »
For those making the NY-Montreal trip often and end up using Heiman's sometimes, there is an option i never heard anyone mention. A few days ago I had to make the trip (Avios didn't have availability), and I was not at all interested  in taking Heiman's. When I was looking through options I realized that Amtrak goes to Montreal and decided to try it, Here are my observations.

Pros:

Comfort: The seats are WAY bigger with WAY more legroom then any bus. Another thing is, I'm one of those people who can't sit for too long, so it's way better when you can just get up and take a walk down the aisle. Also a plus if you have a toddler who can't sit for 9 hours.

Space: The trains are usually half empty. Unlike Heiman's where I was once separated from my wife because there was not enough room

Timing: I can't sleep sitting under no circumstances, so Heimans for me means being up all night and having a horrible next day. Amtrak leaves in the morning and gets in in the evening so you kill a day but feel a lot better about it :)

Scenery: The ride is very scenic, along the Hudson valley and all daytime.

Wi-Fi: There's free wifi on the Train, although service is spotty (it runs on cellphone networks so when there's no service there's no wifi).

Cafe Car: There's a Cafe Car that sells drinks and some Kosher snacks and provides a place to sit.



Cons:

Timing: Takes 10 and a half hours vs. Heiman's ~9

Accessibility: You have to get to/from the train station as apposed to Heiman's that stops in the major Jewish communities in NY and Montreal.
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: July 01, 2013, 04:50:07 PM »
For those making the NY-Montreal trip often and end up using Heiman's sometimes, there is an option i never heard anyone mention. A few days ago I had to make the trip (Avios didn't have availability), and I was not at all interested  in taking Heiman's. When I was looking through options I realized that Amtrak goes to Montreal and decided to try it, Here are my observations.

Pros:

Comfort: The seats are WAY bigger with WAY more legroom then any bus. Another thing is, I'm one of those people who can't sit for too long, so it's way better when you can just get up and take a walk down the aisle. Also a plus if you have a toddler who can't sit for 9 hours.

Space: The trains are usually half empty. Unlike Heiman's where I was once separated from my wife because there was not enough room

Timing: I can't sleep sitting under no circumstances, so Heimans for me means being up all night and having a horrible next day. Amtrak leaves in the morning and gets in in the evening so you kill a day but feel a lot better about it :)

Scenery: The ride is very scenic, along the Hudson valley and all daytime.

Wi-Fi: There's free wifi on the Train, although service is spotty (it runs on cellphone networks so when there's no service there's no wifi).

Cafe Car: There's a Cafe Car that sells drinks and some Kosher snacks and provides a place to sit.



Cons:

Timing: Takes 10 and a half hours vs. Heiman's ~9

Accessibility: You have to get to/from the train station as apposed to Heiman's that stops in the major Jewish communities in NY and Montreal.

I took amtrak too and really enjoyed it, i wrote something about it too somewhere here.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: July 01, 2013, 04:54:20 PM »
I took amtrak too and really enjoyed it, i wrote something about it too somewhere here.

Here it is http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3599.msg72217#msg72217 and in the same thread http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3599.msg79101#msg79101.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: July 01, 2013, 05:49:34 PM »
Here it is http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.hop?topic=3599.msg72217#msg72217 and in the same thread http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3599.msg79101#msg79101.

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2 changes: a) The price went up to $72 one way. b) The border experience improved, we were there for just over half an hour.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: July 01, 2013, 06:05:29 PM »
b) The border experience improved, we were there for just over half an hour.

Nice, would still take avios first, but this def beats heimans by far, will iyh never take them again ;)

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: July 01, 2013, 06:13:07 PM »
Nice, would still take avios first, but this def beats heimans by far, will iyh never take them again ;)
IMHO walking beats the heiman bus
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: July 01, 2013, 06:16:48 PM »
IMHO walking beats the heiman bus

lol, ur right ;)

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: July 01, 2013, 06:23:41 PM »
IMHO walking beats the heiman bus
Lol +1
After avios Amtrak is my second choice now.