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SSN721
01-26-2004, 09:42 AM
Sorry if this belongs in another forum but just since we had the discussion over road trips I figured it would be okay. I am looking to go to Montreal in June with some friends for the Sox trip there and go to that weekend series. I have been looking at websites all morning and am having a hard time finding out about airport/public transportation info. I have seen some posters from Canada on this board so I was curious if any of them or anyone who has been to Montreal has info on transportation and maybe points of interest, things to do. Thanks a lot. :)

whitesoxwilkes
01-26-2004, 10:21 AM
My girlfriend and I went there for Expos games back in 2002.

The airport is way out of the city, and the only way to get downtown is via shuttle or taxi. The Big O is due east of downtown and the hotel district, and is super easy to get to via Metro--you get off at the Vie or PiusXII stop. Tickets are a breeze to snag and are dirt cheap.

Make sure you check out the Olympic Plaza outside the stadium.

I could add a lot more but am pressed for time...more later.

dougs78
01-26-2004, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by SSN721
Sorry if this belongs in another forum but just since we had the discussion over road trips I figured it would be okay. I am looking to go to Montreal in June with some friends for the Sox trip there and go to that weekend series. I have been looking at websites all morning and am having a hard time finding out about airport/public transportation info. I have seen some posters from Canada on this board so I was curious if any of them or anyone who has been to Montreal has info on transportation and maybe points of interest, things to do. Thanks a lot. :)

I went to Montreal with a group of guys a few years back. The stadium is a first-class dump, but it actually becomes cool because there is no one there. Make sure you arrive as early as possible. There was a time during BP that I was the only person standing in the left-field bleachers. However, there is a moat between the wall and the bleachers, so not many balls got there. Particularly if the Sox are in town, head down the right field line and talk to the players. A friend of mine got four balls thrown to him down there! I would not be surprised if you got that many and lots of autographs if you wore Sox gear.


As for the city, we were driving, so I don't know much about the transportation. But do be prepared to know a little french as all the street signs are en Francais. The city has some cool nightlife. Lots of hopping bars and many classy strip clubs. We had a very good time that night. On top of it all, the prices are reasonable as the Canadian dollar is like monopoly money.

Have a great time!

ewokpelts
01-26-2004, 12:00 PM
I wanna go before they move to Milwaukee.
Gene

lowesox
01-26-2004, 12:01 PM
I've got a great hotel tip: www.abri-voyageur.ca

It's the cheapest hotel in Montreal. Maybe not the nicest, but if you're planning on seeing the city a bit, it's close to everything. I've never been there personally, but I have a friend who goes there everytime she goes to Montreal. Apparently, this is where a lot of people in Toronto stay.

Hope this helps. Have fun!

SSN721
01-26-2004, 12:01 PM
Thanks a lot for the info so far, also have read at some websites there is a casino up there as well, is that far from downtown. Would it be better to stay downtown or near Olympic Stadium? Does it matter?
If so any recommendations on decent reasonably priced hotels? Again, really appreciate the info, thanks a lot. :D:

lowesox
01-26-2004, 12:04 PM
I think we posted at the same time. See above.

maurice
01-26-2004, 01:52 PM
I'm considering a trip as well and found the following sites which may be helpful:

http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/B2C/00/default.asp
http://www.tourisme.gouv.qc.ca/anglais/regions/montreal.html
http://vieux.montreal.qc.ca/eng/accueila.htm

whitesoxwilkes
01-26-2004, 02:08 PM
Be warned: the Casino Montreal is straight out of a James Bond movie. If you don't have black tie, don't even bother going because they won't let you in.

SSN721
01-26-2004, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by whitesoxwilkes
Be warned: the Casino Montreal is straight out of a James Bond movie. If you don't have black tie, don't even bother going because they won't let you in.

Will a just a regular suit do? It still sounds pretty tempting, certainly wouldnt mind getting dressed up for the atmosphere.

Fenway
01-26-2004, 04:38 PM
I am there all the time as the company I work for handles a lot of the road team telecasts out of Stade Olympique

Montreal Transit Info (http://www.stcum.qc.ca/English/a-somm.htm)

Montreal Tourism info (http://www.montrealcam.com/en-sommaire.html)

Montreal sports radio (http://www.team990.com/home.ch2)

a great english speaking sports bar (shades of Division St) (http://www.peelpub.com/)

Stade Olympique (http://www.rio.gouv.qc.ca/pages/eng/menu1a.htm)

It is a GREAT city

SSN721
01-27-2004, 07:18 AM
Originally posted by fenway
I am there all the time as the company I work for handles a lot of the road team telecasts out of Stade Olympique

Montreal Transit Info (http://www.stcum.qc.ca/English/a-somm.htm)

Montreal Tourism info (http://www.montrealcam.com/en-sommaire.html)

Montreal sports radio (http://www.team990.com/home.ch2)

a great english speaking sports bar (shades of Division St) (http://www.peelpub.com/)

Stade Olympique (http://www.rio.gouv.qc.ca/pages/eng/menu1a.htm)

It is a GREAT city

THanks a lot for the links, really appreciate. Can you or anyone confirm for sure if the Sox are actually gonna be in Montreal or is it a San Juan game? Just dont want to go through all the trouble of reserving everything if they wont even be there. Thanks again for the info.

Fenway
01-27-2004, 12:04 PM
The games will be in Montreal the weekend of June 18-20

Tickets go on sale March 1st

http://montreal.expos.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mon/ticketing/singlegame.jsp

If you order then you will probably be able to get seats very close to the White Sox dugout for $40 CDN which as of today would be about $30 US

40.00 CAD Canada Dollars _ = _ 30.6504 USD United States Dollars

http://montreal.expos.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mon/ticketing/seating_pricing.jsp

Luckily for you the White Sox go into Montreal the week after F1 auto race the Grand Prix du Canada. On that weekend you be lucky to get a hotel room in Burlington, Vermont 80 miles away.

SSN721
01-27-2004, 12:08 PM
Thanks for that, I was assuming I would be able to buy tickets at the gate, I mean, I wasnt really worried about a sell out unless a lot of Sox fans are going that I dont know about. :D: Is anyone else gonna be making the trip up there that weekend?

OneDog
01-27-2004, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by SSN721
Thanks for that, I was assuming I would be able to buy tickets at the gate, I mean, I wasnt really worried about a sell out

I went to Olympic Stadium in 2002. The announced attendance was 8,000 (Olympic Stadium can seat more tahn 50,000) so don't worry about a sellout. However, the ones who did show up were completely into the game and created a lot of noise.

Tickets at the gate cost us $3.00 Canadian, so don't worry about ticket costs. And like at Comiskey the Ushers let us wander around wherever you please.