Montreal & Quebec
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Sep 22, 2012 8:10 PM Last Post By: yksned
Sep 6, 2012 9:37 AM
I'm wondering if, by going in the dead of winter, I'll be missing out on a lot of nice things to do in those cities. Also, will it be unbearably cold? Any tips or insight would appreciated... Thanks! :)
Sep 7, 2012 1:58 PM
1I don't know what is unbearably cold for you, but it will definitely not be warm. Anything between 0 and -20 celcius. Usually, the coldest times of the year are January-February though.
If you like winter sports or just to see nature covered in snow, then you'll have plenty to do. Well, hopefully, because in the last years we have sometimes come close to have a "green" Christmas. If you don't, then there's still lots of museums to visit and other indoor activities.
Of course, there's a lot more things to do in the summer, but you'll still be able to have some fun.
Sep 8, 2012 7:37 AM
2NYC is not exactly in the tropics either, so you will get the same sort of winter weather in Montreal and Quebec City only more of it. Both places celebrate winter rather than huddling inside. Dress appropriately, especially footwear. Both cities operate big, useful websites where you can see the scale of winter attractions, both indoors and out.
One other consideration, however: Winter can mean snow and icy roads. The train might be less stressful; see http://www.amtrak.com for the NYC-Montreal route. Unfortunately a return from Quebec City would require backtracking through Montreal (I think.) But you could easily enjoy a full week in Montreal by itself.
Sep 22, 2012 8:10 PM
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