Subject: Re: Montreal and Quebec City
Hi Rebbi

As a native Montrealer, I can make several recommendations. One is the Botanical Gardens, located on Pie IX Boulevard and Sherbrooke in the east end of Montreal. We visited often as children, and took the free Balade (I think the little train is called) ride to the deepest reaches of the gardens. There is also an Insectarium (if that interests you) and extensive greenhouses with tropical and desert plants. Old Montreal is fascinating, with the old Marche Bonsecours now made into little shops, the beautiful Notre Dame basilica where (former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau had his funeral recently), the Chapel of Notre Dame du Bonsecours which is dedicated to sailors (it has boat shaped lamps),and the many restaurants and cafes. I was a newly graduated student when I left Montreal, so didn't really get a chance to visit many good restaurants. We visited the St Joseph's Oratory on Queen Mary Road where miracles were said to have occurred, and often the lookouts on top of Mount Royal, where you can get a good view. I appeal to Frances in Toronto to make further recommendations and to edit mine.

Have a great trip Helen Ottawa