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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Outdated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 Rooms are old and outdated.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 #180 on: April 14, 2014, 12:55:00 AM »
Anyone in Montreal awake right now and want a sandwich from Milt's? PM me.

20 minutes ago I would have taken you up on it... :)

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« Reply #181 on: April 14, 2014, 12:55:56 AM »
For the first time in many years, I'm not there now.
At least we got rid of the PQ.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
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20 minutes ago I would have taken you up on it... :)
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: May 28, 2014, 03:45:50 PM »
Not sure where to post this but I have a flight on sunday from LGA to MUC connecting in Montreal,
As I have a 3 hour stopover I'm meeting a friend there, so in which terminal would I tell my friend to meet me?

also is there any landside lounges in YUL?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: May 28, 2014, 04:47:32 PM »
Montreal arrivals hall is tiny. keep in mind that you will have to go through customs...

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: May 28, 2014, 05:11:30 PM »
Montreal arrivals hall is tiny. keep in mind that you will have to go through customs...
Thanks but that doesn't really answer what I'm looking for

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: May 28, 2014, 05:19:14 PM »
There is only 1 terminal and only 1 place where US arrivals come out of customs

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: May 29, 2014, 05:59:34 PM »
People surely take their Hockey seriously

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: June 15, 2014, 12:56:21 PM »
Anyone know what time I should plan to leave Montreal today to ny to avoid border traffic. Was thinking of leaving between 5-7 pm

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: June 15, 2014, 01:11:45 PM »
You will hit traffic at the champlain bridge today... You should get nexus if you do this trip more than once a year...

There is atwitter account that gives you the wait times at the border crossings in real time...

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: June 15, 2014, 01:46:49 PM »
I am actually going to Montreal this Thursday I have a meeting with my wife and kids at the Nexus office in YUL to sign up, does anyone know if my kid can fly from NY to Montreal without a passport but with only Nexus.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: June 15, 2014, 01:51:19 PM »
I am actually going to Montreal this Thursday I have a meeting with my wife and kids at the Nexus office in YUL to sign up, does anyone know if my kid can fly from NY to Montreal without a passport but with only Nexus.
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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: June 15, 2014, 07:35:45 PM »
No
See attached it sounds like it could work instead of a Passport.

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: June 16, 2014, 09:15:44 AM »
You will hit traffic at the champlain bridge today... You should get nexus if you do this trip more than once a year...

There is atwitter account that gives you the wait times at the border crossings in real time...
left Montreal around 630 pm. No traffic, one or two cars in front of me

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: June 22, 2014, 08:53:50 PM »
I tried to make a reservation using BA miles from Philadelphia to Montreal (YUL) nothing showed up for the day I tried, so I tried around 10 other days and nothing, I looked at US Air and there are a lot of flights available, does anyone know why they are not showing up on BA miles eligible

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: June 22, 2014, 09:04:42 PM »
I tried to make a reservation using BA miles from Philadelphia to Montreal (YUL) nothing showed up for the day I tried, so I tried around 10 other days and nothing, I looked at US Air and there are a lot of flights available, does anyone know why they are not showing up on BA miles eligible

I think you have to call. not yet available online

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: July 01, 2014, 05:55:32 PM »
Going to Montreal for a couple of days with kids (8, 6, 3) to visit family any new ideas what do or where to eat? Anything to do with kids in mountains?

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Re: Montreal Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: July 06, 2014, 03:39:02 PM »
What's the nicest hotel available for SGP or UR points in the area?

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What's the nicest hotel available for SGP or UR points in the area?
what area?
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