Montreal Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Safety or not

    Seriously, this city is a very safe one. I'm a young woman and I live here, and I've always felt completely comfortable. One exception was when I was walking home with a drunk friend and was...

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  • 2. Driving/Parking

    We drove our car up to Montreal from NY. The driving up there is a little different, so I recommend walking or taking the metro if you can. A lot of the streets are one way, but there aren't huge DO...

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  • 3. Winter

    Winter can get cold in Montreal, especially in January. Be sure to bring warm clothes, especially if you're not used to cold weather. Also, be careful of ice on the roads and if you have to climb a...

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  • 4. Language

    Montreal is big and cosmopolitan, so it's generally easy to get around with only English. Though with the PQ government and OQLF (aka - language police), some hard-line separatists take advantage of...

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  • 5. Sin/Sins

    The guys act very flirty, and everything is awkward in French! Damn. Also, do NOT wear HEELS or boots to walk on ST. Catherine! They have these very hard little snow pebbles that you can't avoid!...

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  • 6. Taxes

    Almost everything is taxable except for maybe food at the grocery store. Taxes are normally never included in the price (unless otherwise indicated). So, always make sure you add 7% for the TPS or GST...

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  • 7. Beggers

    You might encounter some squeegie kids at busy intersections - mostly punk teenagers and 20-somethings who carry a squeegie and wait for the traffic lights to turn red so they can wipe your windshield...

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  • 8. Pickpockets

    Here is my tip for single women on business who take time out for shopping in Montreal. Watch out for pickpockets in Montreal. It is rife with them. You are better off avoid shopping. GET the VIDEO if...

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  • 9. Don't feed or touch the squirrels

    In any season except winter, you'll see a lot of big grey squirrels (and an occasional blond/albino squirrel) scurrying around in parks and residential areas...

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  • 10. No place for the disabled

    80% of the locations we tried could not be accessed in a wheelchair. Restrooms are few and far between. Restaurants owners and shop keepers don't even express...

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  • 11. Road work this summer

    This summer 2006, there will be a lot of road work on many important streets in Montreal and also a lot of major access to Montreal. So it's a good idea to go...

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  • 12. July 1st - Canada Day

    I know what you're thinking - why would a holiday be listed as a Warning or Danger? It is because Canada Day in Montreal is also Moving day. For some reason,...

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  • 13. US Immigration Agents at Montreal Airport

    When traveling to the US, you have to go through US Custom in the Montreal airport. Of all the US port of entry I've been through, the US immigration agents in...

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  • 14. Beware Of Trains!

    Montreal is still very much a working port and is on the main Canadian National railway line between Halifax and Toronto (from where it splits; going...

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  • 15. Car theft...right in the middle of Latin Quarter

    So yeah I think a part of that was because we've got New York license...tempting enough for a carjacker (or wrecker?) to 'jack' our car, eh? Here's the...

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  • 16. Montreal Safest Town

    As always, if you don't get blind drunk and do foolish things, you have nothing to be cared off, except getting caught in cold. Winter Nights can be deadly cold...

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  • 17. Total lack of manners on the Metro

    It's been my experience that when an elderly person, pregnant woman or handicapped person enter a subway car, bus, etc, it is common courtesy that an able...

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  • 18. Money Exchange

    At the time that we went the American dollar and Canadian dollar kept fluctuating closely. One day the American dollar would be worth 93 cents to their dollar...

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  • 19. Tours

    I would not do a lot of the major tours because the city is bilingual and it is easy to navigate the subway system. Plus they will only give you a brief amount...

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  • 20. Currency Exchange

    If you can avoid changing your money at the airport, please do. While the assumption is that airports will be honest and give you the correct amount of money --...

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  • 21. Booking hotels in advance in peak season

    Summertime in Montreal is full of festivals, July seemed to be the busiest month with the Jazz Festival, Just for Laughs and their version of the Gay Games so...

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  • 22. ATM Cards

    Montreal is the only place I've ever had a problem using my ATM card. There are a lot of banks there that will not accept your "universally accepted PLUS" card....

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  • 23. General safety tips

    -Do not walk in small dark street if you are alone.-Do not stop at beggers.-Cross the street at designated areas.-In the subway (metro) do not stand near the...

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  • 24. SOMETHING TO WORRY FOR!!!!

    You really have to have a strong hard for your last day in Montreal, my last day was terrible because I knew everything was over, the adventures, the funny ways...

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  • 25. Waiting in line...

    Another thing that is very different from Europe (at least from France), is the fact that Canadians wait in line respectfully. Wether to wait for the bus on the...

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