New Years Eve in Montreal, Quebec

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    Dec 10, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    Hey everyone,

    I'm heading to Montreal for New Years Eve, just for a change of pace on my own. I wanna get started on my world travels and I though this would be a great place to start.

    Question is where should I go to in the day prior to meet up with local and such? Any advice and tips are appreciated!

    Thnx
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    Dec 11, 2009 4:41 AM GMT
    Well... you can always go to the Village . Most of the popular gay
    bars/clubs are there. ( Rue Ste-Catherine Est ) Le Quartier Latin &
    The Village has some cool sights to check out as well such as
    L'Eglise St Pierre-Apotre and Chapelle Notre Dame de Loudres.
    When your ready to eat try Cafe Croissant de Lune Z, Area or Mozza.

    I'd suggest that you also visit Plateau du Mont-Royal and check
    out Eglise St. Jean Baptiste, Place Roy and the Armoury of the
    Mount Royal Fusiliers. If shopping is your thing check out
    Ave Du Mont-Royal & Rue St Denis. Afterwards you can catch
    some authentic quebecois eats at La Binerie Mont Royal
    or Ma-Am-M Bolduc.


    Hope that this helps !


    Have Fun !!icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 11, 2009 6:15 AM GMT
    first remember it's going to be cold, possibly very cold.

    Montreal really comes alive in the Summer, which is when i would recommend you visit.
    There are some fun things in winter like the Nuits Blanches ( White Nights) where everything stays open overnight: museums, restaurants, bars, galleries,
    and various activities are organized.
    But those are later, in February.

    If you want to go out on New Year's Eve, you need to book ahead in most places.
    Bell Center has a big rave that night, mostly a straight crowd and big name DJ's.
    All restaurants in the Village will be having some special menu, but again you have to book ahead of time.
    Gay bars are all open of course, Parking and Unity are is perhaps the most popular clubs with usually excellent dj's .

    Lots of outdoor activities around the Old Harbor and on Mount Royal.

    Shopping is most fun on St-Denis, St-Laurent , Mt-Royal, Laurier, Bernard.
    Ste-Catherine is the main shopping street but it's just mainstream stuff.

    ah, and of course you'll want to walk through Old Montreal.

    But like i said, Summer is much more fun.
    If you have time and budget, hop to Quebec City. ( 2 hours by bus or train)
    and you'll love it, and possibly freeze to death, haha.



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    Dec 11, 2009 6:06 PM GMT
    I'm actually looking forward to it despite all the cold temperatures. I've met some awesome Canadian bro during my deployment to Afghanistan so, I just wanted to go to a place I may grow to like. I'm planning a future visit during warmer temps, just now I have ample time to go somewhere without spending a fortune on airfare.
  • str8hardbody9

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    Dec 11, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
    OH NO its' freezing cold in Montreal. I lived there for so long. I can't stand the winter too much snow. I love LA.
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    Dec 12, 2009 12:32 AM GMT
    str8hardbody9 saidOH NO its' freezing cold in Montreal. I lived there for so long. I can't stand the winter too much snow. I love LA.


    Man I must be getting ready to freeze my arse off then icon_razz.gif
    No matter it can't be too bad, I work out in the elements daily
  • rtyu

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    Dec 12, 2009 12:42 AM GMT
    lived in montreal for 6 years...its a great party town..they have a lot of gay bath houses in "Le Village" at least 6 and a lot of guys like to hook up there...what else do you want to know?
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    Dec 12, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    rtyu saidlived in montreal for 6 years...its a great party town..they have a lot of gay bath houses in "Le Village" at least 6 and a lot of guys like to hook up there...what else do you want to know?


    Thnxs! I wanted to know like some of best places to go to get a feel for the city as well as meet friendly locals, but I guess a bar or pub would take care of that...

    And to everyone else thanks for your answers, I'm really looking forward to bringing in the New Year there... Now I will just have to get a scarf...BRRR icon_lol.gif