What to see / do and where to stay in Quebec and Montreal (July)

  • LuckyGuyKC

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    May 15, 2014 2:04 AM GMT
    My BF and I will traveling to Quebec and Montreal the first week of July. We like to hike, check out architecture, and meet locals.
  • Destinharbor

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    May 19, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
    We did Montreal over the Christmas/New Year's holiday this year and stayed in a great hotel in the old historic quarter Le Saint-Sulpice. It is a new hotel hiding behind an historic facade in the best location possible. We got a suite and absolutely loved the place. If you call and agree to prepay for your room, they'll give you a huge discount. The living room actually had a small kitchen with a Nespresso machine! Don't eat in the dining room but find a little place nearby. There are plenty of them and they're much cheaper and more fun.
  • Cdnontherun

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    May 19, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    Spent most of my life in Québec City and Montréal and both are wonderful places. In Québec City, go to Les Plaines d'Abraham -the big park over looking the river, the old city in the Basse Ville -the lower city. Ride the ferry to Levi - if you don't get off you can come back for free. Sunday brunch in the Chateau Frontenac - the castle-like building in the old city. If you have a car, go to l'Île d'Orléan - Orleans Island. Great restaurants, and some good hotels. Further up the road is the basilica Ste-Anne de Beaupré and if you continue up this road, it is one beautiful landscape after another. This is in addition to all of the great restaurants and art galleries. This is only a taste of what is there. Don't be worried about speaking French, most people either speak English or understand it enough to be helpful. Montreal is full of wonderful restaurants, bars, art galleries, concerts and you will be there during one or more festivals so there will be music everywhere and most of it free. There are the fireworks display twice a week. The gay village, museum of architecture, museé des Beaux Arts, the old city, Mont Royal - the mountain in the middle which is a huge green space. Go to Outremount, a neighborhood near Mont Royal. Montreal is an extraordinary place and you will only see a small part of it. If you have a car, go to the Eastern Townships (Les Cantons de l'est) it is incredibly beautiful. Hope this helps.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    May 21, 2014 3:40 AM GMT
    Destinharbor said...... stayed in a great hotel in the old historic quarter Le Saint-Sulpice. It is a new hotel hiding behind an historic facade in the best location possible. ......If you call and agree to prepay for your room, they'll give you a huge discount. The living room actually had a small kitchen with a Nespresso machine! Don't eat in the dining room but find a little place nearby. There are plenty of them and they're much cheaper and more fun.


    Thanks .... sounds nice. Very helpful.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    May 21, 2014 3:41 AM GMT
    Cdnontherun saidSpent most of my life in Québec City and Montréal and both are wonderful places. In Québec City, go to Les Plaines d'Abraham -the big park over looking the river, the old city in the Basse Ville -the lower city. Ride the ferry to Levi - if you don't get off you can come back for free. Sunday brunch in the Chateau Frontenac - the castle-like building in the old city. If you have a car, go to l'Île d'Orléan - Orleans Island. Great restaurants, and some good hotels. Further up the road is the basilica Ste-Anne de Beaupré and if you continue up this road, it is one beautiful landscape after another. This is in addition to all of the great restaurants and art galleries. This is only a taste of what is there. Don't be worried about speaking French, most people either speak English or understand it enough to be helpful. Montreal is full of wonderful restaurants, bars, art galleries, concerts and you will be there during one or more festivals so there will be music everywhere and most of it free. There are the fireworks display twice a week. The gay village, museum of architecture, museé des Beaux Arts, the old city, Mont Royal - the mountain in the middle which is a huge green space. Go to Outremount, a neighborhood near Mont Royal. Montreal is an extraordinary place and you will only see a small part of it. If you have a car, go to the Eastern Townships (Les Cantons de l'est) it is incredibly beautiful. Hope this helps.


    We weren't planning on having a car. Do they have bike rentals?
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    May 21, 2014 7:50 PM GMT
    Montreal has those on-street Bixi bike rentals throughout the city.
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    May 21, 2014 11:51 PM GMT
    I love Montreal…. and Q City is awesome as well.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    May 23, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    medfordguy saidMontreal has those on-street Bixi bike rentals throughout the city.


    Great. Thx