Visits to Ottawa, Kingston, Charlevoix

Jun 3rd, 2001, 05:37 AM
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Misty
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Visits to Ottawa, Kingston, Charlevoix

My family and I will be flying into Montreal
the last week of June. We are interested in
also visiting Ottawa, Kingston and the Charlevoix area. We will be in the Montreal
area for 5 days. Will we be able to do all
of this in that amount of time? Could anyone
please help me plan the best itinerary? Thank you for your help.
 
Jun 3rd, 2001, 06:27 AM
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Vanessa
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You can do it but you're trying to pack a lot into 5 days so you're not going to get much more than a quick look see at anything.

I'm not very familiar with Montreal/Charlevoix and Kingston. For a quick visit to Ottawa, I would recommend the Parliament Buildings, the Musuem of Civilization (Hull) and the Byward Market. Oh, and maybe the boat tour on the Rideau Canal/River.

Have fun!
 
Jun 3rd, 2001, 09:07 AM
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Daniel Williams
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Misty-

I agree wholeheartedly with Vanessa. You could easily spend 5 days in Montreal alone.

That said, I would probably split a trip up like such: 3 days in Montreal proper, spend each night in Montreal, go to Ottawa for 1 day, spend that night in Ottawa, For the final day and night, it depends if you prefer nature or history/architecture. If you want history/architecture, go to Kingston and spend the night there, if you prefer nature, spend the day somewhere such as Mont St. Hilaire, spending the night in a charming B&B nearby.

DAN
 
Jun 3rd, 2001, 09:40 AM
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I have nothing against Kingston, (I kind of like it), but this tour would seem to be a lot more manageable if you dropped it from your itinerary entirely. The exception would be if you have a particular reason to be in that particular city. For simple touring purposes, you would be better off leaving out the transit & visiting time you would spend adding Kingston to your itinerary and investing it in Ottawa & Montreal, IMHO.
 
Jun 3rd, 2001, 12:07 PM
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Thanks for all the advice. I believe
I will drop Kingston from my itenarary.
I am looking forward to visiting Montreal and Ottawa.
 
Jun 4th, 2001, 06:20 AM
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Misty,

You will truly be missing out on one of the most beautiful areas of Quebec by not visiting the Charlevoix region to the east of Quebec City. I would recommend shortening your time in Montreal, including a night or two in Quebec City, and then venturing onward to Charlevoix.

Any questions, just ask.

Ross.
 
Jun 4th, 2001, 11:58 AM
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Ross,

Thanks for your reply. What route would
you take from Quebec to the Charlevoix
region and what towns would be the most
scenic to visit? Thank you for your help.
 
Jun 5th, 2001, 05:59 AM
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Ross
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Hi Misty!!!

Try the following towns.

St-Joseph de la Rive, Les Eboulements,Baie St-Paul,Pointe-au-Pic/La Malbaie,Cap-a-l'Aigle.

For a treat, stay at the Manoir Richelieu in Pointe-au-Pic. It is part of the Fairmont chain of hotels. It is a HUGE resort in the style of a chateau. It has a spa and a casino, as well as EVERYTHING else you would want in a luxury resort. They have their own web-site, and they are running promotions now. It doesn't have to be that expensive. Just do your homework beforehand. If it's too expensive, there are MANY small BEAUTIFUL <<gites>> bed & breakfasts in the area.

I can give you recommendations if you would like.

If you have more time, go on to Tadoussac to go whale watching.

Ross.
 
Jun 6th, 2001, 12:58 PM
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Misty
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Hi Ross,

Thanks for your help. I checked out the
Manoir Richlieu website and the hotel is
a beautiful mansion. I believe I would
prefer something a little smaller though. Any recommendations for either
a smaller hotel or B&B?
 
Jun 6th, 2001, 09:41 PM
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Ross
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How much do you want to spend, Misty?

Ross.
 
Jun 7th, 2001, 03:03 AM
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Misty
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Hi Ross,

Could you recommend a nice B&B or hotel
for less than 200 CAD a night?
 
Jun 8th, 2001, 06:15 AM
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Ross
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Good Morning, Misty!!!

Try the La Pinsonniere in Cap-a-l'Aigle, just minutes from Pointe-au-Pic/La Malbaie where the Manoir Richelieu is located. It's on the other side of the bay. There are others in Pointe-au-Pic as well. I let ypou know later this afternoon. La Pinsonniere has their own web-site.

Ross.
 
Jun 13th, 2001, 10:50 AM
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Misty
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Hi Ross,

Thank you for all your recommendations.
La Pinsonniere is very nice and the
location is absolutely beautiful. I
found pictures of this location under a
web site for luxury hotels. I also checked out the hotel rates on expedia and the hotel is reasonable for a luxury
hotel. I appreciate all your help.
 

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