15 yr old niece to Montreal?

Old Jun 16th, 2004, 07:54 PM
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15 yr old niece to Montreal?

HI everyone. Am planning to take my 15 year old niece to Montreal to celebrate her birthday for 2 nights over Labor Day weekend. Any suggestions of must do's for typically moody teen who likes soccer, shopping, and is athletic? Mom (my sister) thinks she would enjoy musicals and outdoor cafes.
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Old Jun 17th, 2004, 07:17 AM
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Maybe not a "must do", but there is a place at the Old Port where you can rent a Segway ("human transporter"). Their website is www.segcanada.com

We are planning our 1st trip to Montreal and my 14 year old daughter is excited about doing this. Could be a unique experience that your niece can tell all her friends about when she gets home.
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Old Jun 17th, 2004, 09:04 AM
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Hey hotdogz,

When are you going to Montreal? We're going the week of July 5th and the Segway thing sounds like something my 14 year old son would love! If you're going before that, post back and let me know how it was. Thanks!
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Old Jun 17th, 2004, 09:04 AM
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A typical 15 year old girl will love Montreal with it's French culture, unbeatable shopping, and lively street life. For shopping, you can do the big department stores and the underground malls (huge!) in the St. Catherine Street area. Even more interesting is St. Denis, with its hip botiques, outdoor cafes, used cd stores, etc,etc.
As for athletic activities, Montreal is one of the best cities anywhere for bicycling, there are bike paths all around the city. Bicycling from Parc La Fontaine, down to the Old Port, and along the Lachine Canal is a great way to spend a day. Bikes can be rented by the park, and at the Old Port. Another great place to visit is the Biodome at the Olympic Park. As for outdoor dining and street entertainers, the Old City and the Prince Arthur St. area are the places to go. As for theater, the major English language venue is the Centaur theater in the Old City.
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To Pat_in_Mich - we're going the end of July, so YOU will have to tell US how it was!
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Along the waterfront in Old Montreal, you can rent bikes, etc. Great double side by sides are a lot of fun! When we were there last year you could also do trapeze which might be of interest to her. I agree with previous post, just walking along St. Denis and the great shops will take up a lot of a day.
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