This is my second trip to Montreal and despite having spent over a month here in total so far I really feel like I am missing the essence of the city.
When I normally travel I like to walk around and soak up the atmosphere but that hasn't worked for me here.
Back in October I did make my way to the tourist office where I had a very strange encounter. The tourist office employee told me that I had picked the worst month to come and not much was happening. When I asked him to recommend a few things to see and do he told me I really should figure that out myself. When I asked for advice where to eat etc he said he could not tell me as it was against the rules and I could be a spy sent from restaurants trying to catch him out!
I am sure you will all be more forthcoming.
I am looking for advice on where to eat and where to get the best take out.
I am young(ish) female travelling alone so I am not going to eat dinner out at night by myself thus any good take away or delivery options downtown would be appreciated as would lunch recommendations.
I would like to do some cultural and historical activities. Maybe a walking tour of the city or Old Montreal if such a thing exists. When I visited Old Montreal in October it was sweet but like a ghost town.
I don't want to travel too far as I am relying on pubic transport.
All the activities would preferably be executable during the daytime. As a lone female traveller I never feel comfortable out after dark regardless of the city I am in.
Any suggestions fro gifts that I could bring back from Montreal that or typical to the area or typically Canadian? Bearing in mind that I have a modest budget.
Also where are all the supermarkets? The ones I have visited so far are more like convenience stores. Is this because I am in downtown? They all seem quite small.
There are probably more things I should be asking so if you think there is anything I haven't asked but I should have then let me know!
And if you could get rid of the rain that would be a great help...