mtl tourist Info

Tourist Information: Are you planning a trip to Montreal?  Montreal is a welcoming, friendly and diverse tourist destination.  The joie de vivre that is felt throughout the streets of Montreal is a real experience.  This section of our page will provide some information for tourists and links to Montreal’s tourist information sites.

River Surfing Rentals or Lessons:  Looking for lessons (highly recommended if this is your first time river surfing) or rentals?  Check out they have a great rental and lessons program.

My Personal Favorite Restaurants in Montreal:

Note: I have not been paid to advertise these places.  I love eating at these places and I am happy to provide a good word for them and a great dining experience for you! Favorite Montreal Restaurants:

Bier Markt (1221 Rene Levesques) has an amazing assortment of 150 frosty beers on tap and in the bottle.  It has a great menu of upscale bar food and amazing desserts.   The Poutine trio is a great choice for Montrealer’s and Visitors alike.

Mango Bay (1202 Bishop st) Caribbean supreme!  A must for anyone who likes the islands!  Plan about $25 per person for a main course and a cocktail.  Get the Jerk Chicken plate or Mango Chicken plate with a rum and coke and your geared up for a good night!  Delicious!  Don’t go if you are in a hurray, you need to take your time and enjoy…  Everything is made to order so it can take a bit of time if it’s busy, but keep the rum flowing and enjoy the great islands atmosphere!  It’s the ultimate date place.

Mythos (5318 Avenue du Parc) Awesome Greek food.  Not the tzaziki laden souvlaki type… Real Greek food like you find in dinner restaurants in Greece.  Everything is good. Get the oven roasted lamb shank if you are into meat. You can’t find better lamb.  They also have a great fish counter.  Expect about $80 for dinner for two with a glass of wine and a shared appetizer.  A little pricey but so nice!

Bars! You can’t come to Montreal without going out!  Lots of pubs, bars, and clubs to choose from!

In May, June, July, and September check out the Terrace at Saint Sulpice on Saint Denis.  The place is a mansion with about 20 rooms and the biggest terrace you can imagine.  Cheap beer and an upbeat crowd out to have a good time!

Tokyo bar on Saint Laurent is a fun Dance club with a low cover charge, good music and a roof top terrace.

Brutopia on Cresent st south has live bands, and home made beers.  It’s a good place to go for a pub night.

Wednesday night’s mean McKibinns on Bishop st north of Saint Catherines.  You have to go to see what its about.  $20 all you can drink for men and $5 for ladies.  I wish I could remember even half the good times I’ve had there!

Hotels in Montreal: With so many different areas of Montreal to stay in I often get messages from people wondering where to stay.  Most hotels in Montreal are decent.  Stay over 3 stars and your good.  Even some 2 star hotels are OK as long as they are in decent areas.

Good Areas: Anything near Sherbrook Street between Guy and Mcgill will be good.  For more action head a few blocks south to Hotels near Cresent st near Rene Levesques or St Catherine St. Stay near St Laurent St or Saint Denis north of Sherbrook for smaller hotels that are close to the night life and a fun section of Montreal.  Easily walking distance to the Jazz festival and the Metro.

Dorval, Cote De Liesse and the West Island is far from downtown and is not a great option unless you want to be close to the airport.  You absolutely should rent a car if you are staying here.  Hotels will be fine though.