Smooth&Savvey

Itinerary for Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa

Montreal – July 2; July 5-6; July 8-9

Basilique Notre-Dame-De-Montreal (Notre-Dame Basilica)
Jardin Botanique- Second largest in the world
Chateau Dufresne (palace)
Chalet Du Mont Royal (overlooks downtown Montreal)
Montreal’s Underground Network
Chinatown
Place Jacques-Cartier (marketplace)
Boulevard St. Laurent (boutiques, restaurants, and galleries)
Parc Du Mont Royal (Frederick Law Olmstead design)
Chapelle Notre Dame De Lourds (one of the most ornate pieces of religious architecture)

Quebec – July 3-4

La Citadelle
Chateau Frontenac (Most celebrated landmark-castle/hotel)
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (basilica) – very impressive
Rue du Petit-Champlain - Below Dufferin Terrace in Old City
Basilique Notre Dame De Quebec (Oldest parish in N. America)
Musee De La Civilisation (Museum of Civilization)
Eglise St. Jean Baptiste (church)
Vieux-Port – Old Port (riverside walking site full of attractions and boat cruises)
Seminaire de Quebec (chapel)
Whale Watching Tour - July 4

Ottawa – July 7

Parliament Buildings- Changing of the Guard
National Aviation Museum – One of the finest collections of aircraft in the world
The Ecomusee de Hull- A museum that explains how the planet evolved
Royal Canadian Mint
Rideau Hall- The Governor General’s mansion and gardens
Byward Market
Central Experimental Farm- A working farm with elaborate floral displays
Notre Dame Basilica
Aboriginal Experiences
Rideau Center- Large shopping mall with 200 shops, restaurants and services
Rideau Canal- One of the oldest landmarks in the city

Montreal

Basilique Notre-Dame-De-Montreal (Notre-Dame Basilica)
Location: 110 rue Notre-Dame Ouest W, Place d’Armes
Admission: $2.00, includes guided tour
Hours: 7:00am-5:00pm, daily
Phone: 514-842-2925
20-minute guided tours are available every hour from 8:00am – 4:00pm

Jardin Botanique- Second largest in the world (near Blvd. St. Laurent)
Location: 4101 re Sherbrooke Est
Admission: $11.75
Hours: 8:00am-6:00pm, daily
Phone: 514-872-1400

Chateau Dufresne (impressive palace)
Location: 2929 rue Jeanne-d’Arc
Admission: $5.00
Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday – Sunday
Phone: 514-256-4636

Chalet Du Mont Royal (overlooks downtown Montreal) (near Parc Mont-Royal)
Location: Off voie Camillien Houde
Admission: Free
Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, daily

Montreal’s Underground Network – (on Rue University)
Includes: Shopping malls, subway, movie theatres, hotels, restaurants, indoor ice rink

Chinatown
Location: blvd. Rene-levesque and avenue Viger (18 blocks)
Admission: Free
Hours:

* Includes restaurants and shops

Place Jacques-Cartier (marketplace)
Location: Rue St. Paul runs north-south through Place Jacques-Cartier. Rues Norte-Dame Est and de la Commune
Admission: Free
Hours:

Boulevard St. Laurent (boutiques, restaurants, and galleries)
Location: 10 blocks north of Sherbrooke
Admission: Free
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

Parc Du Mont Royal (Frederick Law Olmstead design)
Location:Off voie Camillien Houde
Admission: Free
Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm

Chapelle Notre Dame De Lourds (one of the most ornate pieces of religious architecture)
Location: 430 re Ste-Catherine Est.
Admission: Free
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, daily
Phone: 514-842-4704
* The interior isn't so much Gothic as neo-Romanesque, with stained-glass windows, pine and walnut carvings, and a blue vaulted ceiling studded with thousands of 24-karat gold stars. The stained-glass windows are from Limoges and commemorate episodes of Montreal's history.


Quebec

La Citadelle
Location: 1 cote de la Citadelle
Admission: $6.00 for guided tour-Adult, $5.00-Seniors
Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm
Phone: 418-694-2815
* Changing of the guard is located at Parade Square from June 24th to the first weekend of September at 10:00am.
* There are only guided tours which are 55 minutes each in English and French.

* Limited parking is available at the entrance to the Citadelle.
* The Governor General’s residence is located within the Citadelle which sits atop Cap- Diamant. Access is via the Bote de la Citadelle near the St. Louis gate

Chateau Frontenac (Most celebrated landmark-castle/hotel)
Location: 1 rue des Carrieres
Admission: $7.00 for tour of hotel;
Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm, daily
Phone: 418-692-3861

* Tours are given on the weekend from 12:00pm-5:00pm on demand.

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (basilica) – very impressive
Location: 10018 Avenue Royale
Admission: Free
Hours: Choose a time when there is no mass
Phone: 418-827-3781

* Masses are given on Sundays at 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 5:00pm, and 7:30pm
Masses are given on weekdays at 7:10am, 9:00am, 11:30am, 4:00am and 7:30pm
Guided tours of the Basilica are available at 1:00pm

Shopping Districts
Location: rue du Petit-Champlain - Below Dufferin Terrace in Old City
rue de St. Jean in the Latin Quarter (Old City)
rue de Buade (Old City)
rues de St. Paul and St. Pierre, across from the Old Port (antiques, clocks, etc.)
Admission: Free
Hours: 9:30am-5:30, Monday - Wednesday
9:30am-9:00pm, Thursday – Friday
9:30am-5:00pm, Saturday
12:00pm-5:00pm, Sunday
During the summer, most stores have later evening hours.

Whale Watching Tour – July 4

Basilique Notre Dame De Quebec (Oldest parish in N. America)
Location: 16 rue de Buade
Admission: Free; $7.50 for sound-and-light show
Hours: 7:30am-3:00pm, weekdays
7:30am-6:00pm, weekends
Phone: 418-692-2533
Sound-and-light show is late April – October after basilica closes- (3:30pm-8:30pm, weekdays and 6:30pm-8:30pm, weekends)

Musee De La Civilisation (Museum of Civilization)
Location: 85 rue Dalhouis
Admission: $8.00, free Tues
Hours: 9:30am-6:30pm, daily
Phone: 418-643-2158

Eglise St. Jean Baptiste (church)
Location: 410 rue St. Jean
Admission:
Hours: 10:00pm-4:30pm, weekdays
9:00am-4:00pm, Sundays
Phone: 418-525-7188

Vieux-Port – Old Port (riverside walking site full of attractions and boat cruises)
Location: 100 Qui Saint Andre
Admission: Free
Hours:
Phone: 418-648-3300

Seminaire de Quebec (chapel)
Location: 2 cote de la Fabrique
Admission: $4.00
Hours: Call for tour times
Phone: 418-692-2843

Old Quebec Tours
1-800-267-8687 (TOUR)

The Combination City & Country Side Tour

This is the ideal way to see just what Quebec City has to offer. You can stop your own tour. You can start by a complete visit through Old Quebec, Tour #1 on our pamphlet, the Plain of Abraham, the fortified city including the Citadelle and the Château Frontenac, the Place Royal, etc. You enjoy as well a trip along the Beaupré Coast where you can visit the Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine, see the Montmorency Falls and the Island of Orléans, Tour #2, all for $12.00 less than taking Tour 1 and 2. You can be on your own for a few hours to explore and discover the boutiques, restaurants and hidden charms of Old Quebec

Pick Up: In hotel lobby

Discounts: No discounts

Length of Tour: 6 hours and 30 minutes

Payment: Cash or credit card the day of tour

Quebec City

Grayline Tours
1-888-558-7668

Whale Watching Tour

Along the St. Lawrence River and into the mountains of Charlevoix, your guide will provide a commentary on the natural history of this rugged and unspoiled land. At the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord you will board a specially designed ship where an experienced naturalist will explain the habits of the Finback, Minke and Beluga whales that frequent this region during the summer. Arrival in Quebec City is scheduled for the end of the day.

Pick-up: In hotel lobby

Discounts: AAA and Senior Discounts

Length of Tour: 11 hours

Days of tour: Runs daily

Payment: Payment is due the morning of the trip. Cash is accepted.

There is a cafeteria on board the ship. The tour bus will stop once in the morning and once in the evening to purchase food at rest stops.

Tips:

Dress in warm layered clothing
Bring binoculars

Ottawa

Parliament Buildings
Location: Parliament Hill
Admission: Free guided tours
Hours:
Phone: 1-800-465-1867

* Changing of the Guard is 10:00am to 10:30am with weather permitting.

National Aviation Museum – One of the finest collections of aircraft in the world
Location: 11Aviation & Rockcliffe Parkways, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3
Admission: $6.00 Adults; $5.00 Seniors
Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday - Sunday
Phone: 613-993-2010 or 1-80463-2038

The Ecomusee de Hull- A museum that explains how the planet evolved (not on tour)
Location: 170 Montclam Rue
Admission: ?
Hours: ?
Phone: 819-595-7790

* Offers earthquake simulations and insect collections

Royal Canadian Mint- (not on tour)
Location: 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8
Admission: ?
Hours: ?
Phone: 613-991-5853 or 1-800-276-7714 (to tour mint)

Rideau Hall- The Governor General’s mansion and gardens
Location:
Admission: Free
Hours: 8:00am – one hour before sunset
Phone: 1-866-842-4422 or 613-991-4422

* Guided tours are 45 minutes and free-
Hours of guided tours- 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Hours of Self-guided tours- 10:00am to 1:00pm

Byward Market
Location: Ward Street
Admission: Free
Hours:
Phone: 613-244-4410

Central Experimental Farm- A working farm with elaborate floral displays
Location: Experimental Farm Drive (no directions found)
Admission:
Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm, daily
Phone: 613-991-3044

Notre Dame Basilica
Location: 56 Guigues, Ottawa, ON KIN 5H5
Admission: Free
Hours: 11:30pm – 6:00pm, Monday; 7:30am – 6:00pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Phone: 613-241-7469

* Masses: 12:15pm and 5:15pm, Monday; 8:00am, 12:15, and 5:15pm, Tuesday – Friday;

Aboriginal Experiences
Location: Victoria Island
Admission: $20.00
Hours:
Phone:

* Informational tours on Victoria Island giving visitors true insight in the life of the native people

Directions from Ottawa:

Take Albert Street west to Booth Street just past Bronson. Turn right on Booth and pass Lebreton Campgrounds to Chaudiere Bridge. As you cross the bridge, “Aboriginal Experiences” is on the right on Victoria Island. Turn right and follow the road to the very end.
Rideau Center- Large shopping mall with 200 shops, restaurants and services
Location: 50 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7
Admission: Free
Hours: 9:30am – 9:00pm, Monday – Friday
Phone: 613-565-1135

Rideau Canal- One of the oldest landmarks in the city
Location: In the city-centre
Admission: Free
Hours:
Phone: 1-800-230-0016

Grayline Tours
1-800-297-6422

Discover the Capitol - Hop on and off all day double-decker bus tour

Experience Ottawa’s original and most comprehensive Hop-on-Hop-off City Tour aboard one of our London Style open top Double Deckers or turn of the century Trolleys. Tour officially starts on the corner of Sparks and Metcalf Streets, however one can hop on at any of over 15 stops located throughout the National Capital Region. Your ticket is valid for two days, which allows you to tour our Nation’s Capital at your own pace, or join us for a two hour fully narrated tour. The City Tour runs in a continuous circle daily, from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Let our award-winning guides introduce you to the history and excitement that is Ottawa!

Tour highlights include:
-Parliament Hill
-Canadian Museum of Civilization
-Notre Dame Basilica
-Rideau Hall
-RCMP Museum and Stables
-Canadian Aviation Museum
-Byward Market

Date of tour: July 3

Length of tour: 2 hour to all day depending how many stops one chooses to make.

Departure Times: 10:00am; 12:00pm; 2:00pm, Monday - Thursday

Pick-up Location: Sparks and Medcalf Streets

Ticket Office: Sparks and Medcalf Streets

Hotel Information

Days Inn – Montreal Airport
4545 Cote Vertu West
Hwy 40 & Montee De Liesse
Montreal, QC H4S 1C8, CA
514-332-2720

Hotel Information
Best Western City Centre/ Centre-Ville
330 De La Couronne
Quebec City,
Quebec, G1K 6E6 Canada
418-529-4411 and 1-877-625-7552

Hotel Information
Embassy Hotel & Suites
25 Cartier Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2P 1J2
613-237-2111 and 1-800-661-5495

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Days Inn- Montreal Airport
514-332-2720
Best Western City Centre/ Centre Ville
877-625-7552
Best Western City Centre/ Centre Ville
877-625-7552
Days Inn- Montreal Airport
514-332-2720
Days Inn- Montreal Airport
514-332-2720
Embassy Hotel & Suites
800-661-5495
Days Inn- Montreal Airport
514-332-2720
 
               
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Things to Do


1) Exchange currency

2) Rain gear – pants and poncho

3) Weather

4) Post card stamps

5) Pack binoculars

6) Pack passport

Mileage Chart

Montreal to Quebec – 165 miles – 3 hours

Montreal to Ottawa –114 miles – 2 hours

 

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