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The largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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Is it the same airport YUL and YMQ in Canada?

I'm trying to book a flight to Montreal, Canada. I see there are two airports which are YUL and YMQ. Are they same or two different? On Google Maps I see both the airport are nearby. What is the ...
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connecting flights through YUL [duplicate]

Can someone please explain the process of connecting flights in YUL airport? I am flying from Orlando to an international destination but my first stop is in Montreal. Do I have to pick up my bags? Do ...
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Can I leave the Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau if I am an EU citizen? [duplicate]

I have 16h overlay in Montreal and was wondering if I can leave the airport. I am an EU citizen. Thanks in advance, Malina
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First time to Canada - Where to travel to? [closed]

My mom, little sister, and myself are planning to travel to Canada for the first time. We can choose between Montreal or Toronto. We mostly search for good shopping places, good fast food (yeah i ...
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What is a typical room cleaning tip in Montreal?

This fall, I will be traveling for work and staying in a relatively nice hotel in Montreal for six nights. I've never stayed this long in a hotel before. Is a tip for room cleaning expected in ...
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Free street parking in Montreal

I'm looking for free street parking in Montreal near to city center. I found this website and there are 4 payment zones. So if I park on the selected street, will it be free of charge?
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International connection procedure at Montreal airport

I am flying from USA to China via Montreal Trudeau airport on Air Canada. In Toronto, there is a special corridor to bypass customs and security (CATSA), with only a cursory immigration check. Does ...
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United Airlines travel documents needed for a permanent resident of Canada

Alright, the story is simple. I don't have a valid PR card with me, my new card will arrive by mail to my apartment in Montreal. A friend will mail it to me. Tomorrow I'm travelling MONTREAL -> ...
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Can a 15-passenger van use the bus lane in Montreal?

In Quebec, a 15-passenger van requires a mini-bus licence. https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/road-safety/modes-transportation/in-a-fifteen-passenger-van/what-the-law-says/ So I'm wondering if 15-passenger ...
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Prepaid SIM card for short term - Canada [duplicate]

I've checked questions like: Economical mobile data for US and Canada Any Sim Card that works in Canada & US Prepaid SIM card for US and Canada They don't really address my problem. I will be ...
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Where to Change BOBs in Montreal?

Going through leftover foreign currency, I found several where I had enough to make the amount non-trivial. I managed to change every currency except for the Bolivian Boliviano. Even went to TD ...
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Long transit layover in Montreal: is it possible to leave the airport?

I have a Las Vegas to Rome flight booked with Air Canada, which gives me an 11-hour layover in Montreal. My luggage will go directly through to Rome from Las Vegas, so I won't need to get it in ...
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possible to go to Canada and also see Europe on the cheap? [closed]

I saw Is an open-ended ticket more practical than a one-way ticket for touring China? Now I'm planning to go to Montreal,Canada via Europe, my friend lives near Luxembourg . Now from what I can ...
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Does a Canadian student visa allow me to leave the airport during a layover in Montreal?

I have a Canadian student visa that allows me to enter Canada. My university is in Halifax and I have a 15-hour transit in Montreal. Am I allowed to leave the airport during that time to visit ...
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How to search for a late checkout hotel?

This question comes up often, this time I am going to land at YUL at 00:33 and my next flight is at 16:55. Is there a hotel search engine which allows searching for late checkout? (Otherwise I'd need ...
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Is a transit visa required for layover in Montreal?

I am a student from India. I have a study permit (temporary resident visa). I was just checking a flight from New Delhi to Toronto. One of the flights I was interested in was New Delhi -> London, ...
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Getting from Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau airport to downtown Montreal

How can I go from PET airport to downtown Montreal?
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Is there enough to do in Montreal for a week-long stay? [closed]

I'm looking to visit MTL during POP Montreal, which is from September 21- 25. All in all I'll be in the city for a week. I understand that POP is a more leisurely festival than other events such as ...
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Public baths in Montreal

Some countries are known for their public baths, places that people still go to today. Hammam in Turkey, sento in Japan, sauna in Finland, they're also very common in Hungary and probably much of the ...
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Staying for one night in Montréal

I'm going to stay one night in Montréal (from 23/08 to 24/08) with my girlfriend. I know that "what's the cheapest..." questions are not on-topic here, so I'm not going to ask about a particular ...
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What should I put in the “length of stay” field when entering Canada if I'm not sure how long I will stay?

I know I'm allowed to stay 6 months in Canada as a UK citizen, but my travel plan is to stay in Quebec for a few months, then go across to the US for about 2 months, then come back for my return ...
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How can I apply for US visa from Montreal (target to tour NYC)?

I'm from the Philippines and will have a project assignment in Montreal for 3 years. Can I apply for US visa there? how? I'd like to cross to NYC for a few days tour.
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Montreal - tips to avoid troubles with Immigration

I will be traveling to Montreal to spend 2½ months this January. It will be an exploratory trip, to get to know Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, etc. and live Canada in its worst season, since I'm going to ...
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Montreal - Ottawa night connection at Sunday

How I can reach Ottawa from Montreal at the later evening (approximately from 22:00 or even 23:00) at Sunday? Does some public connection (train, night bus or something else) exist?
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How to find jobs on a working holiday in Québec (Montréal) with mediocre French skills

Background: I have recently graduated in Germany with a PhD in political science and decided to move to Montréal for 10 months or so, to work and travel in and around the region. (I have a one-year ...
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Bus stops at Ottawa University

I'm traveling Montreal-Ottawa 3 Oct, (Horaire 5814) and I need take off of the bus at Ottawa University, does the bus stop there, or I have to inform to the driver in advance?
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Minimum connection times at YUL, allowing for US pre-clearance

My wife and I are currently looking to travel from Canada to the United States in December. Looking at the itineraries currently on offer, one of the options is a Canadian domestic flight to Montreal,...
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In Montreal for two weeks- possible/recommended to get Bixi membership?

I'm going on a trip to Montreal for two weeks, arriving in a week. I was previously looking at renting a bike from Dyad for at least a week, but a month-long membership with Bixi is only 30 CAD. ...
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Hitchhike from Montreal to San Francisco

I'm planning on hitchhiking from Montreal to San Francisco in a week or so. I want to get to SF as fast as possible. Do you think it's feasible in +/- 10 days, maximum two weeks? Does anyone have ...
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Why is Montreal airport code YUL? [duplicate]

I get the Y is for Canadian airports, but while YVR comes from Vancouver, YOW for Ottawa for example I don't see what UL can relate to. Is it just a meaningless acronym ? Edit: I'm not asking why ...
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Most scenic route between Hartford, CT and Montreal

I'm going to be driving from Hartford to Montreal in June. According to Google Maps there are two possible routes: the 87 via Albany, NY or the 91/89 through Vermont. Both routes take about the same ...
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Baggage didn't clear customs - how do I get it?

I was traveling from India to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada via Montreal by connecting flight. My airline's (Qatar) agent told me in India that you will get your baggage at the final destination (...
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Can I leave Vancouver airport, flying from Manila, with a Philippine passport, valid Canadian Visa, with connecting flight to Montreal?

I have a Philippine passport with a valid Canadian Visa (multiple entry). I will be flying from Manila via Philippine Airlines to Vancouver and after a 5 hours will be on a connecting flight to ...
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Quebec, responding to French in English: faux pas? [duplicate]

I'm currently visiting Montreal. In almost every store or restaurant I go to, I'm greeted with "bonjour!" I know just a little French and I could probably get by with a simple transaction, but then I ...
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Is feasible to visit Old Montreal or Downtown during a 12-hour layover?

I will be flying Mexico City to Paris, with a layover in Montreal (YUL). I will arrive in Montreal at 7:40am on a Saturday, and my departure is at 7:50pm the same day, giving me 12 hours on the ...
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How useful/important is French in Montreal?

I'm going to be in Montreal for several weeks-months for work this fall. I don't speak a word of French. It's my understanding that Montreal is the primary anglophone enclave for Quebec and that ...
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Montreal - Atlanta travel

I'm preparing a quite long travel and part of it would be to go from Montreal to Atlanta. I've never been in America, and wondered if there may be alternative to plane, preferably cheaper ? I may ...
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Where can I find an overview about concerts in Toronto, Montreal and New York?

I'm looking for a site that lists all of the big concerts that take place during August and September in Toronto, New York and Montreal. Is there anything like that?
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Montreal on public transport: what kind of tickets to use?

For a 3-4 day visit in Montreal, what would be the most convenient & cost-effective way to use the city's public transit system? Single tickets, some kind of day travelcard, or something else? ...
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Renting a car in Canada and drop it off in USA

I already asked a very similar questions here. But this time I'm looking for a car for two weeks (end of August until first week of September). I want to pick it up in Montreal and give it back in ...
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How to travel from Montreal to Quebec City without a car?

This is related to Hiking around Quebec City As I'll spend a few days in Montreal, then a few days in Quebec, I'd like to avoid renting a car just to go from one town to the other one. What's the ...
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The first time in Canada: Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa? [closed]

I'm going to Canada for the first time in my life. I can choose between Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. I want to see a place that is very typical for Canada and that also differs from the things I can ...
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NYC–Montreal and NYC–Toronto overland

I was thinking of going from NYC to Montreal, and the first thing that sprang to mind is taking a train. The distance is about 530 km (330 mi) beelining or 595 km by road—not much more than Madrid ...
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What preparations do I need to make before flying to Montreal for about a week?

I'm going to take a business trip to Canada, Montreal in mid April for about a week. I'm flying from Europe (Germany via Netherlands). Is there anything I should be aware of or take care of before ...
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Activities in Montreal for a Bachelor party

I'm currently planning a bachelor party for a friend, and plan on holding it in Montreal next month. There a some people in our group who have a passing familiarity with the area, but mostly only know ...
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What neighborhoods or sites should I visit in Montreal?

I'll be visiting Montreal for the first time this month to participate in an academic conference on urban design. Naturally, as an urban designer, I would love to visit vibrant neighborhoods in ...