My son and I will be in Montreal this coming spring. We will visit the inexpensive way. Instead of doing the typical tourist attractions, we would like to venture off by foot into some of Montreal's neighbourhoods as well as familiarize ourselves with the subways, buses, and local points of interest. I do have a few questions.
1- In the beginning before we orient ourselves, we may need to use some taxicabs What is the current taxicab rate in Montreal? How much would a 10-15 min ride cost?
2- Anyone have any tips on taking the buses or subways?
3- We will stay at the Days Inn on Guy and Rene Levesque. Any comments on that part of town? Is it safe and decent?
4- Since we will venture by foot most of the time, can anyone honestly tell me if there are any unsafe neighbourhoods we should steer clear of? Take no offense, but coming from NYC, I can think of many neighbourhoods one should steer clear of here.
Thanks in advance.