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May 22, 2012 08:06 AM

Visiting Montreal with 2yo toddler

Hello fellow chowhounders!

We are planning a visit to Montreal on July 6, 7 and 8. We are typical foodies who love to eat local foods, we visited Montreal a while back and are coming back with a hyper toddler in tow!

We are planning on visiting the popular St Viateur Bagel, Schwart's, La Banquise (our favourite)
we are planning on visiting downtown but are looking places that we can take our 2 yo daughter.

We are staying at B&B Maam Bolduc! Avenue Lorimier to be exact...language is not a problem.

Our daughter loves animals and nature. How much does a bus fare cost? We have no problem walking but anyone could use some break after a hot day of outs and abouts in a busy city.

Thanks so much for your suggestions!

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  1. Hiya, you'll find lots of recent guidance on centrally located places to dine with a toddler throughout the boards, as it's a frequent question. You can start here:

    Hope this points you in the right direction, and I'm sure others will chime in as well.

    Transit info is kinda OT for Chowhound, but you can find current fares here:

    > We are staying at B&B Maam Bolduc!

    That's really cool, I had no idea they ran a B&B!

    Have a wonderful trip.

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    1. re: kpzoo

      Thanks a lot, just thought someone would have a different opinion.
      Iove the idea of taking out Rotisserie chicken and fries from romado and doing a pique nique near by :)

    2. We also have a 2-year-old and feel comfortable taking her almost anywhere In Montreal, as long as it's not a forced multi-course meal (no BYOWs yet)-- she just can't sit still that long. But that still leaves a lot of options. There's also a restaurant in Parc La Fontaine now (although I haven't been yet).

      Children under age 6 ride the bus and metro for free. Single fares are $3 or you can buy a 3 day card for $22 (16 +6 for the opus card)

      1. I suggest taking in the montrealjazz fest as they have a wonderful jazz themed playground, loan of strollers, outdoor entertainment --all for free. Its not fine dining but they usually have something of interest for grazing, including some quebec wines and cheeses in bistros on site+lots of open space for two year old and some fantasy creatures strolling around. There is no zoo in city but biodome could be of interest. There are some nice parks like Lafontaine, Westmount and area of Beaver Lake (also playground) up on Mountain, perfect for picnics.

        You might want to switch to Fairmont Bagels because of delicious ice cream at Kem Coba nearby!