Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Montreal ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Montreal
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Restaurants and City Guides
Asked by: mcater-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 18 Aug 2003 06:54 PDT
Expires: 17 Sep 2003 06:54 PDT
Question ID: 245942
I'm taking my 18 year old nephew to Montreal over the October 9th
through 13th weekend. Can he go to the casinos? Are the casinos non
smoking? What else can I do with him while in Montreal? He is into
sports in a big way.  Are there any sports or festivals going on
during our weekend?
Subject: Re: Montreal
Answered By: blinkwilliams-ga on 18 Aug 2003 09:12 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello and thanks for the question!

There are three casinos in Quebec: Casino de Montreal, Casino du
Lac-Leamy (in Gatineau near Ottawa), and Casino de Charlevoix (about
90 miles north of Quebec City).

The Casino de Montreal is the largest and is also directly in the
city.  In order to gain admittance you must be 18 years of age, so
your nephew will be allowed to get in.

The web address for the Casino de Montreal is:

The three casinos in Quebec have all recently gone non-smoking (as of
July 2003). According to the Casino de Montreal's website:
"Since July 2003, Québec’s three casinos have become non-smoking
establishments. The casinos’ gaming areas, bars and restaurants are
now entirely non-smoking. However, a number of comfortable smoking
lounges, equipped with high-performance ventilation systems, have been
made available at each Casino."

More on the rules and regulations at the casino can be found at:

As for other things to do in Quebec during your weekend, I suggest you
check out:

They have a calendar on which you can search various happenings in and
around Montreal. I searched all events from Oct. 9th to Oct. 13th and
700 results were returned! The results of my search can be seen at:

You can also limit the search to different types of events.  I limited
my search to sporting events and did not receive any results. 
Baseball is, of course, over by then, so catching the Expos in action
won't be an option.  Also it looks like the Montreal team of the
Canadian Football League (CFL) is away the weekend you are planning to
go, as is the Montreal hockey team. Soccer is also not an option since
the Montreal Impact's season ends on Aug. 31st. Perhaps as the date
moves closer you can find sporting events listed at:

There is a nice listing of "things to do" in Montreal that can be
found at:

One option, if it isn't too chilly, would be taking a boat ride in the
St. Lawrence:

Another option would be to go to the Laurentians, an area of rolling
hills just outside of Montreal that offers fishing, hiking and
canoeing.  More on this outing can be found at:

As far as food options, you can see the best that Montreal has to
offer at:

Another good resource for event listings in Montreal for Oct. 9 to
Oct. 13 can be found at:

They also have an event calendar and I performed a search for Oct. 9
to Oct. 13th.  The results of the search can be seen at:

Apparently, the Black and Blue Festival is taking place the weekend
you plan to travel. You can read about the festival at:

And there is also an International New Dance Festival that ends that
weekend.  More info on that festival can be found at:

Additional links:

An article on the casinos in Quebec, including the Casino de Montreal
can be found at:

Vacation reviews of Montreal can be found at:

A searchable tourism guide can be found at:

And more about Montreal vacations can be found at:

Search terms:
montreal casinos
montreal tourism
quebec casinos
montreal sports

If you are unsatisfied with any portion of this answer please request
clarification before submitting a rating.

Enjoy your trip!

mcater-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00

Subject: Re: Montreal
From: eppy-ga on 18 Aug 2003 11:25 PDT
I've just returned today from a week's vacation in Montreal. There is
a lot to see and do.

Mont Royal next to the downtown area is great, with fantastic views,
nice walks and a beautiful lake. The Olympic stadium is worth a visit,
especially taking the funicular to the rooftop observation tower. The
old port has a lot of history, showing settlements since the 1700s. is the official tourist information site, in
English and French.

Enjoy your stay!

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy