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.
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 in next time you visit the city.
Basically the city's foot-traffic friendly though. The huge mall is below street level and the bus got about the city with no difficulty. After several visits here it was the first time I got to extend my sights along the outskirts and really see the lovely residential areas. The city is a great place to shop and planning meals is fun with every restaurant seeming to have its menu posted in both French and English.
Hotel | "Les Gouveneurs"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 26, 2003
Gouverneur Place Dupuis
1415 ST HUBERT STREET
Montreal, Quebec H2L3Y9
This was our first meal as a group and our first stop since getting underway. Mother Tucker's had an ambience conducive to making friends of our travel companions with long tables and family-style service.
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, as the evening wears on, but it was converted to non-smoking and many of our crew jumped ship and cut the evening short. I was sorry but guess that happens sometimes. I'd been there before but never actually seen the place jumping.
Last time was years ago when my stepson played hockey and we had an exchange player from Dorval, a neighboring town to Montreal. We folks had some free hours and hugging together to ward off the chilly temps, toured the old quarter and chose a restaurant and good dinner. After dinner, one fellow (Jerry) was holding the door for us all to exit and other diners were entering. Jerry took off his hat and the entering diners started putting change into it. Of course he went along with the flow and "was the doorman". . . kind of cracked me up!
I'm finding Montreal to be as much fun or as nasty as you expect or want. The shopping and sights and food are grand. Just respect their feelings and history...again, golden rule. Bet you'll love it!