(Closed) Toronto/Montreal/Quebec City Honeymoon Ideas

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - Backyard

 

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biltmorebride:  

Great choices Bee! Where are you traveling from? 

I’d say four nights in Toronto (which includes one day for Niagra), four nights Montreal, and three nights in Quebec City.  Stay right in the city centers if you can. They are all very walkable cities. No need to rent a car. Pay for a company to get you to/from Niagra Falls. 

Food in Toronto: Eat at Chinatown, Little India, Greektown, St. Lawrence Market, etc.

Food in Montreal: Pountine of course! And French food. 

Food in Quebec City. More French food.

As for as what to see. I would need to know your interests. But you’ll probably want to do touristy stuff like CN tower, Mont Royal, etc. 

You have the best honeymoon planned! 🙂 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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biltmorebride:  I just got back from a conference in Montreal. I stayed at the Embassy Suites (just google Montreal Embassy Suites). I had a beautiful room and the hotel is conveniently located near Old Montreal, where all of the beautiful architecture and cool shops are. I recommend visiting the Notre Dame Basilica (it’s gorgeous). Definitely check out Montreal Poutine, it was so tasty! 

I don’t remember which hotel I stayed in the last time I was in Toronto. I would recommend checking out Dundas Square and hopping a ferry to Centre Island. There’s kind of a small, dinky amusement park there as well as a beach. Definitely lots of little ones there, but my siblings and I always managed to have a good time walking around there. Also, if you’re in Toronto for the Caribana Festival, that might be added fun. 

Best of luck! 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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biltmorebride:  sounds like a great trip! For accommodations in Toronto you have so many options. It really depends on your budget. If you’re looking for something swanky/expensive the Thompson hotel is very popular and has a great rooftop pool with views of the city. I’d definitely recommend staying on the subway line (ideally near Yonge street) and somewhere central like Dundas square or Yorkville. I also second going to greek town – great food options! If you’re thinking of doing the touristy stuff definitely do Casa Loma, the CN Tower, botanical gardens are beautiful, etc. There is so much to do in this city I feel like you would be rushed with less then 3 or 4 days. 

I love love love Montreal. Stayed at a boutique hotel there once- I think it was called chez swan? It was odd in terms of vibe and decor, but I found it clean, very central and affordable. 

Haven’t been to Quebec City but I always have wanted to go. I also know that there is whale watching a couple hours drive outside of the city or they have cruises up the St Lawrence. Not sure about the time of year though….

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Brockington Hall (visiting in April)

 

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biltmorebride:  Are you getting married at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC? If so, can you share your experience of what it was like? Please share whatever you’d like to say on it.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I live in Toronto and went to Quebec City for our mini-moon in Dec after the wedding. 

We stayed in old Quebec City and really just stayed in that area. We parked our car and didn’t drive again until we left. 

In terms of restaurants, our best meal by far was Chez Boulay. The duck confit was amazing. The Quartier Petite Champlain was a part of the old town that we spent a lot of our time – cobblestones, Christmas trees lined all of the store fronts.  

We stayed at a small boutique hotel but the main hotel is the Chateau Frontenac. Even if you don’t stay there definitely stop by and take a look at it – it’s gorgeous. 

Toronto – all of the recommendations others made are great. If you’re looking for a nice romantic dinner the Old Mill is great too. It’s not in the downtown core but still off the subway line. Otherwise, depending on what you’re into, I’d recommend Kensington/Chinatown, Yorkville, Dundas Square, if it’s warm you can go to the east end Beaches and walk the boardwalk or even the Scarborough Bluffs (but I don’t think that’s off the subway..)

Enjoy Canada! 🙂 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

Definitely go to Centre Island – that’s where I got engaged so I love it! haha!

One of my favourite things to do in the summer is going to the island (and try to go fairly early – around 10:30 or 11) to rent bikes, get ice cream in Centreville and then the best part is going back to the city and getting beer and pretzels at Amsterdam Brewhouse. Try the Radler Sangria! Cruiser is also a perfect beer at the end of the day. I can’t wait for summer!

Also, a tip if you go to the aquarium – go at night! It’s open until about 11 and if you go around 9, it’s perfect. There’s a bit of a discount and there’s nobody there!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Sassafraz in Toronto, Ontario

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biltmorebride:  I had so much fun at the biodome. 

For high end shopping in Toronto, check out Yorkville (just north of Bloor, bound by Avenue Road and just past Yonge to the east (Bay subway station will put you in the heart). Holt Renfrew was the swankiest department store before Saks came a few months ago and while their flagship store at Yonge and Bloor is a little less modern than the other locations, it’s still fun. That strip is also know as the Mink Mile and where you’ll find Gucci, Tiffany’s stores etc.

Square One in neighbouring Mississauga is a HUGE mall.

Queen Street West, is probably the most “Toronto” experience, although it has gotten more commercial recently. It was mostly small, hip boutiques in the past. Some survive. Start at Queen and University (Osgoode station) and walk west. If you continue to Bathurst, you can walk north to Dundas and then West on Nassau to experience Kenisngton Market (“hippies” and ethnically diverse, but also gentrified recently) and then China Town. These areas make seem a little sketchy, but I’ve never had a problem. Then again, I’m that icy cold torontonian sterotype who doesn’t make eye contact or talk to people I don’t know. 

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