Saturday, November 28, 2009

Things To Do In Montreal

Best way to get downtown - follow directions to bell centre:
- Take HWY-417 E
- Turns into HWY 40 (once highway becomes raised, stay in left lane.. you'll want to exit soon)
- Take HWY 15 S (get into left lane)
- Take Aut. Ville Marie which is HWY 720
- Exit on Rue Guy
- lots of parking around... you should be right at the Bell centre, 2 block north to St Catherine... everything in walking distance

Bob & Mariko's Bed & Breakfast
Great place. Great hosts. Great price.
3458 Avenue Laval (At Sherbrooke St.)
Have a look at google's street view. They have four front doors, each with a different street number (which was confusing for me).

Canadian Centre For Architecture
1920 Rue Baile
This is a greeat museum.

Simons (the best department store in the world)
977 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest

Schwartz's World Famous Smoked Meat
3895 St Laurent
(everyone talks about this but I didn't think it was that big a deal)

And here's a bunch of stuff that's been suggested to me that I haven't done yet.

Old Montreal
(Bleury St east to St-Denis St)
(St-Antoine St south to the St Lawrence Rive)

Planetarium
1000 rue Saint-Jacques Ouest

St Viateur's Bagels
263 St. Viateur West
1127 Mont. Royal East

Marché Bonsecours (interesting artisan market)
350 rue St-Paul

Biodome
Next to Stade Olympique
4777 av. Pierre-de-Coubertin

Shopping - St Catherine street (start at Bell Center, walk east)
Lots of other stuff (Olympic village...)

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