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Airline

Porter Airlines
www.flyporter.com
inter-city plane service with hourly flights from Toronto and other Canadian and American cities;
very fast and efficient, super service

Travel from Airport:

Aerobus shuttle
www.autobus.qc.ca/anglais/aeroportuaire_an.html
runs you to main bus station at Berri-UQAM, gets caught in the rush hour

Hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn
380 Sherbrooke Street West
http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=YULCVGI
a business hotel with very good room deals, free internet, close to Place des Arts metro station

Tourist Card:

www.stcum.qc.ca/english/info/a-cartet.htm
One-day and three-day passes offer good value on the bus and metro system.

www.museesmontreal.org/en/The_Montreal_Museums_Pass__your_cultural_passport_for_easy_
access_to_34_museums

Food:

Bagels:
St Viateur Bagel, 263 rue Saint-Viateur Ouest (just East of junction with Avenue du Parc)
http://bagel.intercollab.com/content/?id=63
Fairmount Bagel, 74 avenue Fairmount Ouest (just west of junction with Rue Clark)
www.fairmountbagel.com/eng/index.htm
for both of these, get off the Metro at Laurier and walk West then North
and which is better?
www.midnightpoutine.ca/food/2007/07/st_viateur_bagels_eat_fairmounts_for_breakfast

Poutine:
Quebecois delicacy that is basically chips, gravy and cheese, but each with a very distinctive
flavour
This can be bought in many diners and restaurants, e.g. the food court in the Complex Desjardins
at the corner of Bleury and Ste Catherine.

Hanashima
75 de la Gauchetiere, corner with St Urbain, Chinatown
http://quebec.hihenry.com/montreal/hanashima-102434
excellent shabu-shabu restaurant, minimalist style, lots of vegetables, conscientious service

Shopping:

Marche Bonsecours
350 St-Paul Street East, Old Montreal
Metro: Champ-de-Mars
www.marchebonsecours.qc.ca/en/index.html
high-end crafts and art, as well as souvenirs and cafes, all by the St Lawrence River

Boutique de Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal
185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Metro: Place Des Arts
www.macm.org/en/informations/boutique.html
a fantastic shop with crafts and art souvenirs

Boat Trips:

www.montreal.worldweb.com/ToursActivitiesAdventures/BoatTours

Sightseeing:

Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal
185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Metro: Place Des Arts
www.macm.org
a variety of temporary exhibitions

Montreal Olympic Park
4141, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Metro: Pie-IX or Viau stations
www.rio.gouv.qc.ca/index.jsp?locale=en
Built for the 1976 Games, the Tower has an exterior funicular with fantastic views, and tours of the
interior, including the swimming pool and the main arena, now covered and used for rock concerts
and monster truck rallies

Marche Maisonneuve
4445, rue Ontario Est
Metro: between Pie-IX et Viau
www.marchemaisonneuve.com
South of the Olympic Park, this market has a nice café and many fresh fruit and meat stalls
Bus 125 runs from the Marche to McGill in Downtown, but due to busy traffic, you’re better off
changing at Frontenac metro

Biosphere
Sainte-Helene Island
Metro: Jean-Drapeau
www.biosphere.ec.gc.ca
A geodesic dome built for the 1967 Expo by Buckminster Fuller, now containing an environmental
awareness centre

Montreal City Hall
275 rue Notre-Dame Est, Old Montreal
Metro: Champ-de-Mars
http://montrealmetropoleculturelle.org/portal/page?_pageid=163,262017&_dad=portal&_schem
a=PORTAL
the hall of honour can be seen at any time, tours can also be booked, and the council chamber is
visitable when not in use

Grande Bibliotheque
475 boulevard de Maisonneuve Est
Metro: Berri-UQAM
www.banq.qc.ca/portal/dt/a_propos_banq/renseignements_generaux/grande_bibliotheque/rg_g
rande_bibli.jsp?bnq_langue=en
beautiful new building with exhibitions and nice café as well as a vast collection of books, music
and DVDs

				
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