Looking for advice/information about travelling from Quebec City to Montreal and then Toronto
I am travelling to Canada to attend a conference in Toronto where I need to be by Thursday 15th September. I would like to do some travelling before then (about 2/3 weeks) and would appreciate any advice, tips, recommendations etc.
My budget is limited so I will be staying in hostels, cheap hotels/bed & breakfast type places....as long as I have my own room.
I thought of starting in Quebec City and making my way to Toronto via Montreal and possibly Ottawa. Ideally I would like to travel via the rivers/lakes/waterways etc and, if necessary as a back-up, use trains & buses.
I am more interested in city/urban life than the countryside......I am not a big hiker/camper type of person but certainly don't mind a bit of the tranqulity of rural life. I generally avoid major tourist sites and much prefer being with local people as opposed to major tourist areas.
I would greatly appreciate any info from people who have done a similar type of trip/journey in the areas mentioned. I look forward to hearing from you.
Robert Reply to this
We took the bus from Montreal to Quebec City a few years ago. It is a good connection and the buses are very modern with large windows. Much nicer than the buses in the US.
We are currently out of the country but next week I will try to send you the names of a couple of inexpensive places that we stayed. I've been to Toronto several times on the train but again it has been a few years. I remember getting a great deal on a hotel train package so you may want to contact the train office and see what they have to offer.
I'm sure there is a way to travel on the waterways but have not done that so I am not able to help you out with that information. Reply to this
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I lived in all those cities for extended periods.
The train is your best option. From Quebec to Montreal there is several a day, same for mtl, GTA. They are slightly more expensive that the bus but so much better.
Th Hi hostel in Quebec city has great private room for a good price. Montreal has many hostel and toronto too. If you have question on what to do ask me.
Nick Reply to this