Pre-Trip Fun for Montreal, Canada
"The Whole Nine Yards": The first American movie to be filmed in Montreal, this slapstick comedy with Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry is about a struggling dentist who lives in Montreal; it features scenes of the city. Good for older teens.
Crepes -- To begin appreciating Montreal's unique blend of French and English cultures and cuisines.
French fries with cheese and gravy -- Called "Poutine" in French, this is a favorite with Montrealers.
Smoked meat -- It has become an emblem of Montreal's gastronomy.
"Good Night Montreal" -- A soothing bedtime book that celebrates the wonders of Montreal. (Ages 2-8)
"Maxwell's Mountain" -- A little boy prepares to be a real outdoorsman. A great book to psyche little kids up for hiking or a trip of any kind, and the drawings and story take place at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Park, on Mackle Street in Coté St. Luc, Montreal. (Ages 4-8)
"Around Montréal With Kids" -- A lively, well-written guide that includes kid eats and "Hey, Kids!" sections under every attraction. (Ages 12 and up... including grown-ups)
"French Fun: The Real Spoken Language of Québec" -- A funny, helpful guide to French Canadian style. (Preteens and teens)
"Sacré Blues: An Unsentimental Journey Through Quebec" -- A tongue-in-cheek look at the real issues affecting modern day Canada. (Teens)
Bagels -- To better appreciate the experience of watching them made Montreal-style.
Bug Catcher -- To gear up for your tour of Montreal's insectarium.