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Dave Lartigue
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The missus and I are heading up to Montreal for a few days. We were there once before with her folks and saw some of the touristy things (the Botanical Gardens, a few museums, etc.) This time it's just us two. Do any of you have suggestions on cool things to check out (including, but not limited to, good game or comics stores)?

 
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You should find out if the Expos are going to be in town.
 
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Neither of us cares about sports.
 
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I believe Montreal has a casino.

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Le Valet d'Coeur
4408 St-Denis, Montreal
P.Que, Canada, H2J 2L1
Phone: (514) 499-9970 (Country code Canada)
Toll free US & Canada: 1-888-499-JEUX (1-888-499-5389)
"We may welcome you in French but all our staff is bilingual"

A great game store.

I got season tickets to the Expos if you want.
 
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If you like good beer, try Les Trois Brasseurs, a must in Montreal

The Fred & Fred game shop have bilangual game nights every wednesday
 
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When?
 
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Weds - Fri of next week.
 
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Cat Power is playing Club Metropolis on Thursday...

Whenever I visit a city I do the book store, record store, museum, fine dining and nightclub tour... also checking Universities for events in their arts / music / theater departments.

Record stores: http://www.laventure.net/tourist/montreal.htm
Book stores: http://www.usedbookcircle.com/ubc-montreal.htm

Toque! is considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in Montreal, but it is pricey... http://www.restaurant-toque.com/eng/index.htm I'd certainly go French when in the city, but there's also a few Ethiopian restaurants in Montreal... last time I've been to one was in DC. There's a good restaurant guide here: http://www.qdg.ca/



 
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Oh, and the Biosphere if you have not been last time:

http://biosphere.ec.gc.ca/The_sphere/Richard_Buckminster_Ful...
 
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Believe it or not, Le Valet d'Coeur is the only real game store we have. There are a couple of others that specialize in WarHammer. And, most comicbook shops have D&D and the like. For boardgaming there is nowhere else except Le Valet.

As for touristy things, Montreal is one of the top dinng cities of the world. I belive we have the most restaurants per capita of any city on the planet. Also, the quality of the food is beyond excellent just about anywhere and the prices are quite low as compared to other cities.

Just pick a cuisine and we got it, except for--and I don't know why--Hungarian.

That said, the "touristy" events are during the summer, like the International Jazz Festival, The Just for Laughs comedy festival, the Film festival, the Grand-Prix, the Beer Festival, etc.

The underground city has grown a lot, though it is no longer as unique as it was in the 60s. Just about the whole downtown core is connected via malls, tunnels and the Metro. One could literally travel for days, eat, sleep, be entertained, and never see the light of day.

Other than the summer festivals and restauranting, there are our museums but they are not terribly special. There is the BioDome, but you said you saw that. There is the Insecterium. Avoid the Dow Paleneterium; it's terrible. Shopping is always very good but not more special than New York or Toronto. Skiing is very good around Montreal if you are into that, though our hills are not very high. Old Montreal and the Old Port is amazing as Montreal is THE oldest city in North America. You "must to buy" bagels from Fairmount Bagel Bakery and at least eat once at Schwartz's for their Montreal style smoked meat. If you are into the night life, the elite come from all over the world. George Clooney and many other Hollywood types apparently love our night life. Frankly, Montreal is best visited during the summer.
 
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Have a great time in Montréal! We have the warmest November I can remember; I hope it stays like that next week!
 
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