This fall trip was a bit intimidating for me and my mom. We wanted to see as much of Canada as possible but were worried about the language barrier. We wondered if exploring Quebec without speaking French could be done. So we did what a lot of tourists do and booked a couple of slots on a tour bus. It was only our second time joining a tour group. Our first one was in Macau a year ago.
The call time was early for us since we chose one of the first pick up points in Toronto. We had two stops in the province of Quebec. The first was in Montreal and the second in old Quebec City. Montreal has been on my list of places to go for a long long time. It did not take long for us to realize that it is not as hard as we thought it would be. I still prefer being showed around by a local. But in a pinch, joining a tour group is something one should do at least once in their life.
View from the elevator at the Olympic Park in Montreal, Quebec
The places we visited in Montreal are the Olympic Park, the Biodome, St. Joseph's Oratory and the Notre Dame Basilica. Each one offered a unique experience. There were activities for the more adventurous at the Olympic Park and Biodome. It was more solemn when we checked out the St. Joseph's Oratory and the Notre Dame Basilica. Long lines are not uncommon so we made sure to wear comfortable shoes throughout the tour.