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Hi there. I will be visiting Montreal the first week of October, traveling on my own. I would love some suggestions on a good mix of "touristy" and "non-touristy" things to do while I am there. Would also love to hear about cool neighborhoods, bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries as well. I'll be staying for 4-5 days. Any "musts" for Montreal?

In addition, I'd like to visit some surrounding towns/cities as well. Preferably places I can get to via train in a few hours. I would like to just do one or two days max in each place. Any suggestions on places to visit? Quebec City? Ottawa?

Cheers,
Mike

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