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Subway control room, Montreal, Quebec
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• Abri du voyageur - A warm and friendly hotel for the budget-conscious traveler in downtown Montreal (42 $CDN/ night and more)
• Alternative Hostel, 358, rue Saint-Pierre (metro Place-d'Armes), 514-282-8069 Unique layout and friendly staff in the old area of Montreal; kitchen and laundry facilities. $19/night for a bed in a dorm.
• Armor Manoir Sherbrooke, 157, rue Sherbrooke (metro Sherbrooke). US$ 50-75
• Hotel St-Denis, 1254, rue Saint-Denis (metro Berri-UQAM). US$60 - 150
||Getting In & Around
Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (airport code: YUL), formerly Dorval Airport, is about half an hour west of the city center on highway 20. Taxi fare to and from downtown is a fixed price of $35 (a sticker on the window behind the driver gives the boundaries of the zone where the flat fare applies; for origins and destinations outside this zone, you will have to pay a metered fare). The Aérobus is a shuttle running from Dorval to a station at 777 de la Gauchetière West about once every half hour from 7AM to 1AM. Tickets are $13. Alternatively, More...
• Cross-country skiing During the winter, many parks offers the possibility to do cross-country skiing with traced paths.
• Parc regional de l'Ile-de-la-Visitation (ski rental available)
• Parc du Mont-Royal (ski rental available and usually the best ski conditions)
• Parc Maisonneuve and Jardin Botanique (no ski rental).
• Year-round ice-skating, 1000, More...
Montreal (French: Montréal) is the cultural capital of Quebec and the main entry point to the province. Once the largest city in Canada, recent years have seen it cede that distinction to Toronto. It remains a city rich in culture and history, has an inordinate number of attractive, fashionably dressed people, and a well-deserved reputation as one of the liveliest cities in North America. Montreal is the second-largest Francophone metro area More...
• Old Montreal and the Old Port (Vieux-Montréal, Vieux-Port): South of rue Saint-Antoine between rue McGill and rue Berri (metro Champ-de-Mars or Place-d'Armes). Old Montreal's cobblestone streets lined with buildings dating from the 17th through 19th centuries make it a scenic and popular tourist attraction. Easiest to explore on foot, one may visit the Marché Bonsecours, the Notre Dame Basilica, several museums (Margeurite Bourgeois, Pointe ?Callière, George Étienne Cartier). Place Jacques Cartier is filled with street artists and musicians, and there are numerous fine restaurants and More...
Montreal has a huge variety of food options, from diners and fast food to low-cost ethnic restaurants to haute cuisine. The large local Jewish population has contributed local specialties including huge smoked meat sandwiches (beef brisket) and small, crusty bagels, of which the sesame variety is the most popular, poppy a distant second and all others decidedly marginal (worth remembering — Montreal bagels are best when very fresh). Other specialties are "all-dressed" pizza (pepperoni, mushrooms and green peppers), pizza and spaghetti with smoked meat, and Quebecois favorites like More...