is a certain “je ne sais quoi” about Montreal that is all
about having a great time. You will eat well, drink well and be well entertained
in this beautiful European-flavored city. Montreal is a very easy city
to explore by foot, metro (subway) or bus. And while there is a distinctly
French atmosphere, Montreal is a bilingual city and both official languages
are spoken by most everyone.
Take a stroll or even better take a horse-drawn carriage ride through
the narrow cobblestone streets of the Old City. Stop off and wander out
along the piers at the Old Port. Visit the Notre Dame Basilica, built
in 1656. If you like churches you will also want to visit the magnificent
St. Joseph’s Oratory.
Take the tykes to the Biodome
and see hundreds of animals in their natural habitats. Or head out to
amusement park for some thrilling fun. Visit the Botanical
Gardens for a look at some of the prettiest flowers anywhere.
If it’s a beautiful day why not take a walk over the Mountain and
visit Mount Royal Park? There is a playground and lots of trails to walk
Montreal is a shopper’s paradise. There is the underground city
which links literally hundreds of boutiques, stores and restaurants all
through tunnels buried beneath the city. Even on the coldest or wettest
days your shopping will not be hindered because the underground city is
indoors. There is also St. Denis Street with its beautiful boutiques and
Parisian style cafes. Don’t miss funky St. Laurent, the street that
technically divided the city in half (when an address has “east”
or “west” in means east or west of St. Laurent street”
). Start at the bottom on Ontario Street and walk all the way up to St.
Viater where you just may have stop in at St. Viater Bagel and buy what
are reputed to be the best bagels in the world. Of course you may find
your mouth watering long before you hit St.Viater so feel free to pause
along the way to eat and drink in some of the finest and hippest restaurants
and clubs in the world.
Health and Safety Montreal is a safe city even at night. Of course, it is always best
to be cautious and not travel alone after dark to an area you are completely
unfamiliar with. Your best bet is to purchase
Travel Health Insurance before leaving home. You can then rest easy knowing
that no matter what major or minor health issues crops up you will be
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