All Suites VIP Saint Jacques Downtown Old Montreal

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10 rue Saint-Jacques - Coin Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, QC H2Y 1L3, Canada
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In Montreal

by edeet

Has anyone residing here bought (in Montreal) a type of card that one charges up and then uses when travelling abroad like a debit card?

Is there a special Visa card I don`ty know about?

I`d like to travel with a card in which I have placed a few thousand US dol already, this way there will be no bank fees. Like travellers cheques except it`s a card.

Thank you

Re: In Montreal

by bocmaxima

Not sure about in Canada, but they've introduced this recently into the US and it's been in Europe for a while apparently.
However, debit cards from the US don't seem to work as debit in Canada. At least mine doesn't.

Re: In Montreal

by GrumpyDiver

Why not use your debit card? If you are worried about losing the card and having your bank account emptied, I have a simple trick. You will need at least 2 bank accounts on the card.

The ATMs outside of Canada will only recognize one of your accounts. You will have to visit your bank to find out which account this default is, and if necessary get the account of your choice set at the default.

Load up this account with the amount of money you want to, and then use it abroad. This is something I have been doing for at least the past 10 or 12 trips to Europe, South America and Asia and have had no issues. Bank withdrawals are in the local currency.

Re: In Montreal

by edeet

Gumpyriver you didn't get it! I've been doing that too, but in my 1 yr in Asia bank fees amounted to 400 bucks!

The prepaid cards one loads before travelling and (as I wrote they can be in US$ saving us in exchange rates) and in other countries are easy to find and get. We in Canada are quite behind, as usual!

Re: In Montreal

by GrumpyDiver

Sorry, it wasn't clear you had already tried this. Banks are great and nickel & diming us to death. It will be interesting to see the hidden charges the banks try with this technology. Gotta love being charged to use your own money...


Re: In Montreal

by jonellis

The prepaid cards in the USA are a rip off. Wait till you see the charges to load and the monthly fees. Find a bank that does not charge so much to use your own debit card.

Re: In Montreal

by edeet

I agree. Both cards have high fees. I'm going back to Amex travellers cheques.

Travel Tips for Montreal

Stay away during weekends

by INT_man_of_Leisure

Basilique Notre Dame is usuallly closed for tourists during the weekends due to weddings and services. There are over 100 weddings per year at the Basilique. Since weddings are almost weekend activities. The weekends at Basilica are usually packed with one wedding after another. The Saturday that we were there, a total of 6 weddings back to back to back... Obviously no tourist is allowed inside. We ended up going back during the weekdays to get in. BTW, is not free like most churches in the world. Flash photography is allowed but tripod requires a special permit.

The casino is beautiful!!

by Angel_Dust

Fondest mem....must be with my friend wandering the streets of Montreal at 4 in the morning to find the XXX Clubbing!! Then some guys in their red car wanted to pick us up and we decided to go to a coffee shop instead...there we just talked and talked and finally got in at 7 in the morning, only to wake up a few hours later to go to brunch!

General Informations about Montreal

by sunnywong

Montréal is easy to explore. Streets, subways, and bus lines are clearly marked. The city is divided by a grid of streets roughly aligned east-west and north-south. (This grid is tilted about 40 degrees off--to the left of--true north, so west is actually southwest and so on.) North-south street numbers begin at the St. Lawrence River and increase as you head north. East-west street numbers begin at boulevard St-Laurent, which divides Montréal into east and west halves. The city is not so large that seasoned walkers can't see all the districts around the base of Mont-Royal on foot. Nearly everything else is easily accessible by the city's quiet, clean, and very safe bus and Métro (subway) system. If you're planning to visit a number of museums, look into the city's museum pass.

Montreal Tip

by Kindra

This place: the Pavillion Principal on the campus of Universite de Montreal. There are benches just across the street from it, that look out onto the whole city (you are sitting atop a mountain- or hill, as us say who have seen the Rockies) and it is beautiful day or night.

“French Only” signage

by tiabunna

We knew of Canada’s official policy that all official signage must be in two languages, English and French, so we were quite surprised to find that much of the official signage in Montréal is only in French. We have since learned that this apparently results from a decision taken by the Province of Québec, intended to help preserve French culture and language. OK, I can understand the concern to limit ‘cultural imperialism’ but this appears to be a question of whether Canadian laws apply nationally: that seems a Constitutional matter and somewhat beyond a VT page!

What is blindingly obvious though, is that most of the tourists visiting Montréal will be English speakers, many of whom can be expected to not understand these signs. At the least, the appeal of the tourist experience will be lessened for those people (when tourist information signs are involved) and they’re hardly likely to comply with signs carrying requests they don’t understand. Overall, I’d have thought this approach likely to be counterproductive (or even dangerous when applied to the internationally accepted “STOP” signs).

Main photo:Sign in bus
Second photo:Sign in railway station
Third photo:Sign in park
Fourth photo:”ARRÊT” for “STOP”!


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Address: 10 rue Saint-Jacques - Coin Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, QC H2Y 1L3, Canada