Going to Canada, Eh?
May 4, 2007 6:14 PM Subscribe
My boy and I are going to Montreal in August for vacation. Five days, and I'm just not familiar enough with the city to be excited about it. Admittedly, I'm ignorant of the sights offered by my fair northern Quebecois brethren. We're pretty liberal, so what should we do? What hotels should we book in what area? Great restaurants we should hit known to the locals? Is there a ‘best week’ to go during August?
posted by eatdonuts to Travel & Transportation around Montréal, QC (16 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I live in New York now, but grew up within spitting distance from the border in New England and have globe-trundled quite a bit. My fond remembrances of Canada are formed by visiting family in the north and hopping about New Brunswick - the classic family of four shoved into a Ford Escort in high-winter amid eight feet of snow until I was 12 years old. I know it’s a personality flaw, but it’s one of those childhood things I can’t shake off. I want desperately to be excited about this vacation because he is - although he knows next to nothing about Montreal either. Help please?