Walking in a Winter Wonderland



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Wintertime in Montreal, a city that is snow-covered for half the year, can be magical. Skating, shopping and taking in the Christmas atmosphere can be at once amazing and overwhelming.

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Chez Cora

Location:

1240 Rue Drummond
(Near Ste-Catherine)
H3G 1V7 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514.286.6171


Carré St-Louis

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Location:

St-Denis St west to Laval Avenue
(One block north of Sherbrooke)
H2X 1A5 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 873 2015(Tourist Information)


La Paryse

Location:

302 rue Ontario est
At rue Sanguinet
H2X 1H6 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514/842-2040


St Denis Street

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Location:

rue St-Denis
H2X 1Y9 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 873 2015(Tourist Information)


Rockaberry

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Location:

4275 rue St-Denis
(Near Marie-Anne)
H2J 2K9 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 844 9479


Fondue Mentale

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Location:

4325 Rue Saint Denis
(Near Marie-Anne)
H2J 2K9 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 499 1446


Gibby's

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Location:

298 Place d'Youville
H2Y 2B6 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 282 1837
fax: 514 282 9771


Cinema du Parc

Location:

3575 Avenue du Parc
H2X 3P9 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 281 1900
fax: +1 514 373 7728


McKibbin's Irish Pub

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Location:

1426 Bishop Street
H3G 2E6 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 288 1580
fax: 514 288 5363


Bières et Compagnie

Location:

4350 St-Denis Street
(At Marie-Anne)
H2J 2L1 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 844 0394


Day 1 - Montreal


Arriving in town in the middle of winter means that you will have to give yourself a margin of error when it comes to planning your days, and your trips. Snow is a major factor when it comes to getting around in this city in the winter - and it is sometimes easiest to park your car in a lot for a couple days and take public transit instead of trying to grapple with understanding the convoluted parking codes and (lack of) snow removal system. Start your visit with lunch / dinner at Bistro on the Avenue. The warm environment and food will give you a good boost for the beginning of your visit to Montreal. This boost will be needed for tonight if you get the chance to catch a Habs (Canadiens) game, either live (best option) or at McKibbin's pub, not far from where the real action is happening.


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Bistro on the Avenue

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Location:

1362 Greene Avenue
H3Z 2B1 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 939 6451
fax: 514 939 3068


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Montreal Canadiens

Location:

1260 de la Gauchetière Ave W
(Molson Centre)
H3B 5E8 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 790 1245 / +1 800 361 4595


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McKibbin's Irish Pub

Location:

1426 Bishop Street
H3G 2E6 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 288 1580
fax: 514 288 5363


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Hôtel Le St-James

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Location:

355 rue St-Jacques ouest
H2Y 1N9 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 866/841-3111
fax: 514/841-1232


Day 2 - Montreal


The Old Port is lovely place to visit in the wintertime (or summertime). The streets are filled with pedestrians, and are garnished with Christmas lamps, lights, wreaths and ribbons. Theer are diverse and distracting shops on most corners, from upscale art showrooms to trinket selling tourist attractions. The underground city is convenient to get around in when the snow covered streets are not, and it is connected to the metro system that is accessible from the Old Port of Montreal. Make sure to take the time to wander up McGill Avenue, downtown. It is always strung with lights at this time of year, with its imposing namesake institution at the North end. Biddle's jazz pub extraordinaire was founded by one of the city's favorite jazz musicians, Charles Biddle. Enjoy.


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Eggspectation

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Location:

201 St. Jacques Street West
H2Y 1L6 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 282 0119
fax: +1 514 282 8115


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Old Montreal

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Location:

Old Montreal
(Bleury St east to St-Denis St)
H2Y 3B2 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 873 2015(Tourist Information)
fax: +1 514 864 3838(Tourist Information)


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Old Port

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Location:

333 de la Commune Street West (Office)
(Near Place Jacques-Cartier)
H2Y 2E2 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 496 7678 / +1 800 971 7678 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 514 283 8423


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Chez Better

Location:

160 Notre Dame Street East
H2Y 1C2 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 861 2617


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Place Ville-Marie

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Location:

4 Place Ville Marie
(René-Lévesque Blvd and University St)
H3B 4A7 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 866 0808
fax: +1 514 861 4560


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Underground City

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Location:

800 de La Gauchetière Street West
(Montreal Public Transit Authority)
H5A 1J6 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 843 8000
fax: +1 514 843 6092


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1000 de la Gauchetière

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Location:

1000 de la Gauchetière Street W
(Near St-André)
H3B 4W5 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 395 1000
fax: +1 514 395 1005


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Bar-B-Barn

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Location:

1201 Guy Street
H3H 2K5 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 931 3811


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McGill University

Location:

805 Sherbrooke Street W
(At McGill College)
H3A 2K6 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 398 4086
fax: +1 514 398 3185


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Biddle's

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Location:

2060 Aylmer Street
(Near President-Kennedy)
H3A 2E3 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 842 8656


Day 3 - Montreal


Today is the last day in Montréal, already! Start out the day with a solid breakfast and take advantage of the day by heading up to Mont - Tremblant, the out-of-city playground. This tourist resort has been called Montréal's Whistler, and has various options when it comes to nearby activities including skiing (the most popular) and a nearby Nordic Spa. Make sure to get back into town early enough that you can go pick up some Belgian style fries at Frite-Alors. Weren't you just out in the cold all day? You deserve them. Sit down for a drink that'll warm your insides at the Belmont - a well-frequented bar on St.Laurent Boulevard on the trendy and popular Plateau Mont-Royal; and finish off the night by taking a walk through one of the city's most beautiful parks.


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Café Fruit Folie

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Location:

3817 Rue Saint-Denis
H2W 2M4 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 840 9011
fax: 514 271 1067


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Frite Alors!

Location:

5235A Avenue du Parc
(Near Fairmount)
H2V 4G9 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 948 2219


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Plateau Mont-Royal

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Location:

Parc Ave east to Papineau Avenue
(Sherbrooke north to Laurier)
H2T 1P9 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 873 2015 (Tourist Information)


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Belmont sur le Boulevard

Location:

4483 St. Laurent Boulevard
H2W 1Z8 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: 514 845 8443
fax: +1 514 845 4123


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Parc Lafontaine

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Location:

3933 Rue Du Parc-Lafontaine
(Parc Lafontaine east to Papineau)
H2L 3M6 Montreal, Canada

Contact:

tel: +1 514 872 3947


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