(Closed) Need HELP on Canada!!!

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not from Quebec, but I’ve been there a few times so I hope I can help you out a little! The first thing that popped in my head when you said you were going to be driving was to give you a heads up on Quebec driving. I’m not exaggerating — speed limits are more like speed minimums, and a stop sign means slow down a little when you go through this intersection. My first driving experience there was a little scary! So if you’re someone that gets stressed out easily when driving, keep that in mind!

As for things to do — When you’re in Montreal, make sure you stay in/around or at least visit Old Montreal. It’s beautiful and will give you a lot to see and do.

If you’re going to be checking out Montreal, the best airport to fly into is Montreal-Trudeau, which is in Montreal. Another major airport is Pearson in Toronto, but that’s a long drive to get to Montreal from there.

And finally, a heads up — it won’t be a big deal in cities, but if you’re going to be in any rural areas, June is the middle of black fly season so bring your bug spray!

Hope that helps you out πŸ™‚ Quebec is a beautiful province and I’m sure you’ll have a great time. Feel free to PM me if you had any other questions or wanted to know about places to go besides Quebec!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Where do you plan to fly into? If you fly into Montreal, it’ll be about 2 hours to Quebec City. My Fiance and I spent labour day in Quebec City last year and it is amazing. We stayed at a B&B called “Le Petit Roi”, it was excellent and reasonably priced!! One thing I would recommend is spending a lot of your money on FOOD. The food in Quebec is amazing.

In Montreal I would definitely check out Biodome (google it! πŸ™‚ ) There is also a ton of great shopping there, and the nightlife is amazing!

If you’re looking for a quiet kind of honeymoon, have you considered the east coast of Canada? PEI or Nova Scotia would both be beautiful in June. PM me if you want some more tips, I’m from Halifax and live in Ottawa right now!!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I should add, definitely don’t fly into Toronto. That is about… 6-8 hours from Montreal. You could fly into Ottawa, which would be a 2 hour drive to Montreal. But your best bet is to get a flight right into Montreal!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m originally from Montreal and hopefully some of this will be helpful to you!

– Consider Porter (Airline) to travel around, or to travel from the states (depending on where you’re coming from.  It’s an AMAZING airline and the experience is something out of the 1960s when flying was still “glamourous.”  They offer sales regularly so I would keep checking the site for updates.

-Montreal – you’ll have an awesome awesome time!!  Yes, double awesome.  For the old city experience, check out Old Montreal.  Hotels are quite $$$ there, but you can find a great place to stay just outside of it, and travelling around is a cinch.  Great subway (metro) system.  You can do a lot of free things in the summer.  Montreal is the city of festivals, so there wil be likely something happening when you’re there (google “Montreal festivals” I’m sure you’ll find something).  A walk along St.Catherines for shopping.  A coffee on St.Denis (there’s this great chocolate place, can’t remember the name).  ANd either take a bus or drive up MOunt Royal for a spectacular view of the city.

 

I don’t know as much about Quebec City, it’s been a while since I’ve been there, but the same applies with hotels.  Get something a bit on the outskirts to save money.  

– You can also consider using the train, VIA rail to travel between cities.  It can be $$, but they sometimes have summer deals too.  And the scenery will be AMAZING.

 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010
Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I used to live in Montreal, and it’s a great choice for a honeymoon! The festivals are amazing in the summer, and there are so many to choose from.  It’s a great way to be entertained and have an inexpensive trip.  I used to live near Parc La Fontaine.  I’m not sure if it’s the same now, but they had something free every night there in the past (ballet/Shakespeare/theatre/art exhibitions etc). 

I also highly recommend St. Denis/Duluth on the Plateau as a great area for restaurants, especially Au Pied de Cochon and L’Academie.  But my fav restaurant is Rumi in Outremont. 

http://www.restaurantaupieddecochon.ca/

http://www.lacademie.ca/

http://restaurantrumi.com/

I also agree with Ottawa and Office about transportation.  If you want to fly, it is much better to fly into Montreal and then take the train to Quebec City.  The metro is pretty good and parking is difficult on tiny little European style one way streets with parking on both sides. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I went to school in Montreal so I have a few inexpensive faves LaughingReservoir is an adorable little bar/restaurant in the Plateau and bamm’s suggestion of L’Academie is a great one! It’s very elegant feeling, but also really cheap. It’s also BYO so bring plenty! Plan to spend some time walkign around the Old Port because it’s really just gorgeous there, but the restaurants tend to be overpriced.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh yes on the BYO!! There’s a SAQ (Liquor store) directly beside L’Academie, so you don’t have to go far to find good wine!

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yay for Canada honeymoons!

We are doing Vancouver πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think the chocolate place the previous poster mentioned is “Marie et Chocolat” or “Juliet et Chocolat” I can’t remember exactly but it’s on St. Denis!!!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Do you think it would be cheaper to fly into Vermont and rent a car– Montreal seems pricey on flights.  At least from the midwest!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hmmm I don’t know how long of a drive that is, but I strongly advise against driving in Montreal!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hmmm… well, it’s Canada’s capital city so there are loads of historical buildings, and a ton of museums. It’s a very pretty city. There are some beautiful hiking trails across the river in Gatineau… And you could always do a trip to Montreal from here, it’s about 1h45min on the train and cost about 60-80 bucks round trip!

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