Montreal Journals

Montreal in a Minute!

A May 1992 trip to Montreal by kmclark

Quote: While Quebec is having difficulties, both my daughter & I had studied French and wanted to see the local sites, more than on a hockey-exchange with Dorval, a Montreal suburb. So we went on an organized bus trip which was both enlightening and fun.

Montreal in a Minute!

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Overview

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You have to remember this most recent trip was a bus tour...Montreal isn't that far from home, yet really it's a world apart. We saw St. Joseph's Observatory and Mont Royal for the first time and more of the perifery and residential sections of the city. Late spring is the perfect time of year for this...weddings, flowers, you know - it was all fun and the temperatures were ideal. Our final stop was a visit to the Olympic Park which included a ride up the finicular with history and panoramic views awaiting us. Constructed for the 1976 games, it's the highest inclined tower in the world and a really fascinating achievement. It's @ 4141 Avenue Pierre de Coubertin in Montreal. Try to take it i...Read More

Gouverneur Place Dupuis

Hotel | "Les Gouveneurs"

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This was nice. Never expected it. Not quite luxury but really very pleasant. We didn't really have time to walk about the place but it was a centrally located skyscraper with quick and clean access. We did, however, locate the exercise facilities and the pool. There were several tour groups staying there when we went and the organization was impressive with the entire staff seemingly involved in seeing things ran smoothly. I'd like to visit again on my own terms.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 26, 2003

Gouverneur Place Dupuis
1415 ST HUBERT STREET
Montreal, Quebec H2L3Y9
514-842-4881

Mother Tucker's

Restaurant

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I was amazed with this place. I ordered beef and was treated to a buffet table with an entire array of steaks, cuts, slices and what-have-you...all to my choice and selection...HEAVEN for the pallet. My daughter, however, selected chicken which wasn't cooked enough and wouldn't turn it back. So she went without. Meanwhile, my dinner was a total delight. All the ecoutrements were secondary - it was very nice and I really didn't mind sharing. Since the price was included, I'm just guessing...but if you like beef, this was an extravagana. Everything was plentiful and scrumptious. This was our first meal as a group and our first stop since getting underway. Mother Tucker's had an ambience con...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 26, 2003

Mother Tucker's

Montreal, Quebec

Joie de vivre

Story/Tip

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Well, I've learned to regret it in a manner, but I gave my daughter a very French name. . . there are no pins, necklaces, mugs or barrettes for her here in the U.S. So we looked above the border. Luckily, there were some great youngsters on board our bus that went night shopping with her in mind and found a T-shirt with her "name" on it. They were so sweet to do that and we all got along so famously, becoming a fairly solid six-some. This was the first time I took my girl out of the country, but she's always been so cool with her reactions and I really enjoy travelling with her. One night we went to the Old Munich Bar and Restaurant (1170 St. Denis), which gets a bit haywire, I'm told, a...Read More