Province of Quebec Tourist Traps

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Province of Quebec Tourist Traps

  • Souvenirs/Indians stuff

    Montreal Tourist Traps

    It's a wonderful souvenier to bring back for your loved ones. Especially, syrup in this decorative maple leaf shaped bottle. But boy, you can pay quite a bit for this bottle of syrup and it's not worth it. The sales tax in Canada right now is 15%. So, it makes sense to buy this at the airport on your way home in the duty free shop. It also is much...

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  • Souvenir shops in Vieux Quebec

    Quebec Tourist Traps

    Don't buy the maple products, like sirup and cookies, at the tourist stores, it's too expensive. In the tourist area just buy the maple sugar candies because they don't have at the grocery stores. You can go at any grocery store off the tourist area and find it. The sirup in glass jar is very expensive but the look is cute i agree.

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  • Crescent Street

    Montreal Tourist Traps

    Before we get started, I have a complaint about Montreal. My complaint is with Rue Crescent. Please do not visit here. I wish someone had told me. This really is the worst street in Montreal. Somehow famed for its nightlife, I cannot see anything noteworthy or significant. If you are interested in drunk 18 year old americans visiting from Vermont...

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  • Taxes & Exchange rates

    Quebec Tourist Traps

    If you buy a city pass, you have to pick it up at an International Currency Exchange location. Do not convert your US currency for Canadian currency here. Although it sounds very official, the day I exchanged my money they were offering 1.04 Canadian to the US dollar, and then charging 4 cents on the dollar for the transaction, so you were...

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  • Old Montreal

    Montreal Tourist Traps

    Old Montreal is nice to visit, but keep away from the restaraunts and boutiques. There is one building with small boutiques in it, and "restaraunts" in the basement. One shop was selling art of Montreal starting at a mere $375. Um, this is a tourist area. How many tourists carry that much cash around to buy art? I am going to Montreal to see the...

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  • Funiculaire du Vieux Quebec

    Quebec Tourist Traps

    We were told by our hotel reception about Funiculaire (it's a tram that takes you from the lower to upper old town). I was told that that there is a stair option but there are a lot of steps. I've seen lot worse in NYC subway. The ride is not free - it's $1.75 per person and the ride takes about a minute. The walkway isn't so bad... it's scenic...

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  • Taxes

    Montreal Tourist Traps

    From the official Canada Revenue Agency website: Will non-resident consumers who purchase goods in Canada and remove them from the country still be able to get a VRP rebate for the GST/HST they paid on the goods if the tax became payable after March 31, 2007? No. As of April 1, 2007, non-resident consumers who purchase goods in Canada and remove...

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  • Chateau Frontenac

    Quebec Tourist Traps

    As much as we would like it, the Famous Chateau Frontenac, symbol of the city was not, contraryly to hat some guides have told been built by Samuel De Champlain, founder of the city 400 years ago. Not only didn't he build it, but he never heven saw it or thought of it. The Chateau was actually built,in 7 stages starting in 1892 by the Canadian...

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  • Ste-Catherine street

    Montreal Tourist Traps

    I wasn't sure how to classify this, but they are so hard to miss that it warrants a discussion. This, of course, being the abundance of strip clubs on St. Catherine's street. They seem to be everywhere and the signs are hilarious! There are some that are misspelled in English ('stripers') and others with neon signs flashing the movements of the...

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  • Montmorency Falls

    Quebec Tourist Traps

    montmorcey falls - u pay alot for parking and stuff and its not that great - i was there 5 minuts or so not that impressing and there r alot of other falls in Canada that r much more beautifull than this one

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  • Olympic Village

    Montreal Tourist Traps

    For anyone considering the trek all the way out to the Olympic Village, it should be advised that the site of the 1976 Olympic Games has not seen a its share of upkeep in the last 25 years. It is a big dilapitated egg shell/spaceship. The 20 minute metro ride dumps you off at a dirty station under the stadium and signage is limited to point you to...

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  • Oratory

    Montreal Tourist Traps

    This hilltop religious complex looks impressive from a distance, but once you are there, it seems over done and only of passing interest. Enjoy the surroundings and walk the stairs up for a good workout! There are numerous churches in town and the Mont Royal Park itself is nice to have a walk in as well.

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  • Phew!!! the prices in new...

    Do your shopping in Montreal or Quebec city as these prices will rip a hole in your budget. Looking costs nothing!!

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  • How to get the tax refund !?

    It's so complicated, it took me 5 try to sort it out !!! 1) Accumulate bills of more than 50$ BEFORE Tax, and not related to meal, perfume, alcool and some other exceptions2) Total amount of bills must exceed 200$3) When you get to Montreal Dorval Airport, head to the ARRIVAL section on the first floor and find the custom office on your left. Go...

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