Montreal Quebec Tadoussac Grandkid Trip

Old Jun 7th, 2022, 06:23 AM
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Montreal Quebec Tadoussac Grandkid Trip

Flying in to Montreal late July and bringing our 17 and 8 year old grandchildren for a week.

Want to spend the first night in Montreal-any suggestions? I found a good deal on a Holiday Inn in China Town. Is that walking distance to old Montreal? Is that safe?

Already found a wonderful hotel in Old Quebec for the next 3/4 nights-Auberge Saint Pierre. But other suggestions welcome.

Want to head to Tadoussac and do a whale cruise. Is that drivable in 1 day from Quebec or should I stay in the Charlevoix region coming back?

Any hotel, sites to see, restaurants, museums is most appreciated in these 3 areas.

Testing for COVID before we fly out of Montreal back to the US--where do we go. The airport is too expensive.
Thanks for any input!

Have a great Summer! Tami B

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Old Jun 9th, 2022, 05:59 AM
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Holiday Inn Chinatown is an easy 5 to 10 minute walk in the heart of Old Montreal, perfectly safe.

Biron Labs, Dynacare do COVID testing.
(I doubt you will save much).

Quebec City to Tadoussac is less than four hours, even with frequent stops to admire the beautiful scenery can easily be done in a day.
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Your hotel choices are fine. Montreal's Chinatown area is small, but fun. it's well located between the old city and the downtown. Your QC hotel choice is in an excellent location.
Lots to do and see with the kids:
The Old Port has a large pedestrian throughfare with lots of activity - A maze, zipline, pedal carts, Imax, rollerblading, boat rides, etc.
There is a large amusement park on an island outside the city.
The Jean Talon & Atwater markets are lots of fun - several city blocks of all kinds of fresh produce (many free samples), local foods, lunch spots, etc.
The Redpath Museum is an old victorian natural history museum on the McGill campus, right in the downtown.
The Botanical Gardens are one of the biggest in the world, and the Insectarium and Biodome are across the street.
There is always some kind of street fest going on somewhere.
Lots of fun, casual places to eat, many have nice patios - particularly in the Plateau neighborhood.
Quebec City - Changing of the guard, ferry ride across the St Lawrence, street performers, Museum of Civilization, amazing architecture and views.
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