To those of you who have helped and advised with the NZ trip I'm grateful but we simply can't afford it - so we're heading back to Canada
Our rough proposed plan is to fly into Boston drive up through Lake Placid and on to Montreal/Ottawa/Quebec City -not sure if it's worth visiting Halifax so might well come back a more direct route. Thinking of visiting April/May but what about snowfall? All suggestions much appreciated - not into outdoor activities but very much folk music and historic sites - we've done Niagra
Also on my want to do list is to see the Canadian Mounted Police show - I'm visiting their website daily but from past experience is there liable to be a show in Ottawa at this time of year
Hi, I'll be arriving in Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and I was wondering what are the options to go to downtown and which one do you recommend?
Thank you for your help!
Hi. I will spend Christmas in Quebec this year (so excited!) I am just wondering where is a good restaurant to have Christmas Eve dinner? Most of the restaurants are closed and one of the nice restaurant I saw (Panache) only accept reservation from their hotel guests for Christmas Eve. Is there any other restaurants you can recommend? Also, if we don't make a reservation, can we likely find a restaurant that is open on Christmas Eve on that day? Thanks in advance!
We are planning a visit to the Gaspesie region next summer - end of Aug/beginning of Sept. If we go in the beginning of September, will everything still be open? We will have our 2 year old son with us so we want to break up the driving into smaller chunks. We would also prefer to spend a few days in one place in Gaspe instead of moving from motel to motel. Can you please comment on this itinerary? Thanks!
Day 1: Leave from Quebec City. Visit Kamouraska. Stopover for the night in Matane.
Day 2: Visit Sainte-Anne-de-Monts. Arrive in Gaspé.
Day 3: Stay in Gaspé. Hiking in Forillon National Park.
Day 4: Stay in Gaspé. Visit Percé and Bonaventure Island. (Is one day enough time to visit the town of Percé and go out to Bonaventure Island or should I visit Percé one day and go out to Bonaventure Island on a second day?)
Day 5: Stay in Gaspé. Whale watching (Where near Gaspé is good for whale watching?)
Day 6: Stay in Gaspé. Beach (Which beaches are recommended?)
Day 7: Stopover in Chaleur Bay (What is a good town to stay in Chaleur Bay that is about halfway to Rimouski with lodging, restaurants, and beaches? Carleton-sur-Mer or Bonventure?)
Day 8: Stopover in Rimouski. Visit Bic National Park (Do I need a second day at Bic National Park?)
Day 9: Arrive in Quebec City
Day 10: Quebec City
Day 11: Return home.
Will be in the first week of new year 2017.
Was thinking about best western plus city center 330 de la couronne. What are your recommendations anout this hotel? I did stay before in the Hello Friends
Will be in the first week of new year 2017.
Was thinking about best western plus city center 330 de la couronne. What are your recommendations anout this hotel? I did stay before in the champlain and needed to try something new .
What places for breakfast near the best western?
What to see in quebec winter times?
I am flying into Montreal on an internal flight then getting a megabus for the continuation of my journey. Does anyone out there know how long it is likely to take me to travel from the airport to the bus station?
I think i'll take the croisiere boat tour.
Coming from Montreal.
The tour is about 90 min. Need to know what can i do , see on my way to venise in quebec. And things to do close by.
What ca we do in one day Magog?
We will be traveling by car in rural areas near Quebec city. Are the road signs only in French or in English/French?
We'll be spending a day in mid-October in Havre Saint Pierre via cruise ship. The cruise ship offers a number of excursions offered to see some of the nearby islands. I would most like to see and photograph the monoliths, I think, but other things interest me as well. The choices I have will be a trip to Ile Niapiskau to hike a trail with oddly-shaped monoliths plus flora and fauna, a trip to Petite Ile Au Marteau (with lighthouse and flora and fauna), a trip to Ile Quarry (by zodiac, I believe), and passing Ile du Fantome before landing and exploring the Quarry monoliths, and a land trip to the Cetacean Research Center (& Innu Culture) plus photo stop at Point-Paradis. They all sound good. The difference in cost and time isn't terribly different from one to another, and physically I'm able to do any of them, so I can't decide which one to take. What I love best is photography - so I'm leaning towards seeing monoliths. However, I'm also a big lighthouse lover (have seen over 400 of them) so the chance to see a lighthouse is tempting me as well. I'm not crazy about museums, although the Cetacean Research Center sounds pretty interesting.
If anyone has opinions I'd love to hear them!
When staying in Quebec City what is the best way to get to the falls? Do public busses go there or is it best to book a tour?
Are motorized wheelchairs or scooters available for rent at St Anne de Beaupre Basilica?
We are driving up to Montreal from Boston and will be staying near St-Denis and Rene Levesque intersection. Plan to park the car for the couple of days and walk/metro it. Any opinions on the parking under the Great Library? Can cars be left untouched for two days without having to feed the meter and such? Any alternative parking ideas?
Also, are U-turns allowed in Montreal and under what conditions? Thanks in advance!
Hello ! Two of us will be in Montreal later on this year. It has been many years since I was last there, and my partner has NEVER been there. I am having great difficulty with 'deciding' WHERE we should pitch a tent: Downtown (Central) or vieux Montreal or Quartier Latin or The Plateau. I understand that with Metro (we will not be driving) we will be able to access all areas in reasonable time. We are budget travelers; but prefer something 'above' a bed in a dorm (inexpensive hotels / B&B's are fine) I am well aware that there are many options in the St. Laurent / East of 'The Main' neighbourhoods- but I read conflicting reviews on various travel sites. Is it worth it to opt for Central accomodation- and then rely on Metro for access to neighbourhoods where there are fantastic options in respect to dining, clubs, shopping, arts & culture, etc...? Whatever help / tips / advice any of You are able to provide will be much appreciated. Thank You.
I am wondering if I can find a ride to the Park from somewhere in Quebec city?
We are two senior planning to visit Toronto and Montreal this June. In case we arrive first in Toronto, what means of public transport should we go to Montreal then?
My family is planning a road trip in July. We will be starting off with a couple of days in Quebec City, then on to the Gaspé Peninsula; and eventually we'll make our way to PEI to visit friends and then onto les Îles de la Madeleine. The only things we've decided on regarding our time on the Gaspé Peninsula is that we want to spend a couple of nights in the Forillon National Park. But obviously there are other places to see along the way and we're not totally sure where to stop, particularly where we should stay for the night?
So I'm trying to figure out a few things and I'm hoping you can help!
1) We'll be leaving Quebec City in the morning and will start our way up the west side of the peninsula. What town/village would be a nice place to stop for the night between Quebec City and Forillon National Park? Is planning to stay somewhere just one night ridiculous, or should we take more time to make our way up to Forillon? Any recommendations for a nice place (or two) to have dinner and spend the night? We'll have a 4 1/2 year old with us if that makes any difference.
2) Following our two-night stay in Forillon Park, we'll be heading in the general direction of Prince Edward Island. Any suggestions for where to stay on the east side of the peninsula?
Thanks so much,
Wow!! Thanks for the info. I have spent many hours looking at all the wonderful places in the Eastern Townships to visit, but would like some advice on specifics. Two youngish senior couples that like food trying to decide between Magog, Brome, Sutton, and other towns for 2-3 days in July. One commenter said Magog is quite crowded in the summer. We are from NY and Cape Cod so that may not be an issue. So, any one town to be our base???.. Looking for a nice B&B, say between $100-150 (US) per nite with a good breakfast, that is near good restaurants and interesting sites. We have a car so that makes getting around OK.
Two young senior couples looking for a two day side trip from Montreal this summer. Like food, interesting place to visit, food, interesting, not touristy shopping, and food. Could stay in B&B, if recommended. Looking at Magog, Montebello, Tremblant, Brome-Missiquoi and Laurentides-St. Saveur.
change of plans...instead of going to montreal first we're now going straight to quebec from philadelphia...
we're going there this May...
our plan is to allot 1 day travel time from philadelphia to quebec (and another day back) since we have a baby in tow and would involve a lot of stops... without stops, google maps says its 10 hours travel time
can anyone please suggest the must-visit places for both montreal and quebec? so far i have the following:
day 1: travel time from philadelphia to quebec (leave early morning)
day 2: tour quebec (old city - chatteau frontenac, any more?)
day 3: travel to montreal / tour montreal ( what to visit? )
day 4: travel time back to philadelphia
a good place to eat too and place to stay would be nice too..... nothing fancy because we'll be travelling with an infant...
again, we'll be visiting in May.
thanks in advance!
Hi. We'll be going to Montreal and will go to Quebec for a side trip. Can you suggest a day trip itinerary in Quebec that's baby-friendly (will have a less than a year old baby with us). Will be visiting some time in May.
A good hotel and places to eat that's baby-friendly will be very much appreciated too.
Thanks in advance!
I'm planning of proposing to my girlfriend within the next month to two months and I need some help with some really nice places to propose at. I've heard of Mount royal and it looks like a really good spot. Are there any good hotels and restaurants around there? Also do they do horse drawn carriage rides up to the top? If anyone has any other ideas please let me know! Thank you!
My wife and I are visiting Quebec from 1 - 12 July in connection with the Transat Quebec Saint Malo race, but will be free from 3 - 6 july. So I'm thinking of touring by car - to relax, enjoy local scenic attractions and maybe pick up a bit more of the History or the Saint Lawrence.
Ideas on where to go - and places for overnight stays would be appreciated,
Is there any taxi cab service operating from the resort village that can be used to get around to local restaurants etc.
Hello dear members, I am planning to visit Quebec during the Winter carneval (Jan/feb 2016), can someone advise me where is the best location to stay , do i have to make a reservation now??and the best days to visit during the 2- week festival ?? what is must-do ?? what do i expect ?? Thanks in advance
Is it ok to go to Montmorency falls this Christmas?
We are from Toronto and will be travelling to Quebec City on the holidays. What can we do on Christmas day aside from spending it in a hotel?
Hi, I will move permanently to Montreal, i have a family with 2 little daughters but i don't know where to stay in Montreal, appreciated if you can tell me where are the best neighborhoods for families in Montreal (safe, friendly & not expensive)
Hey, I'm 17 years old and there is a trip being organized to go to montreal this march break. I have heard there is not much to do there and the trip costs about $600. Do you think it is worth that much and what things can we do in montreal in terms of sightseeing?
Can you tell me if there are any grocery stores in Beaupré