Hi here is some basic info re travel to Montreal. Plan to come in the spring, may and june are nice weather months. Plan a 2 day drive to get there, so you are not over tired when you arrive. Make reservations for your stay. Remember that all road signs are in French, and we measure distances in the metric system, so get an up to date road map, and read it before you start to drive around the city. Most folks in Montreal are bi-lingual/ French/ English, and some speak more than that. Any Police officer will help you with directions.
Before you come, contact the Montreal Tourist board, they will be very helpful. As for historic sites, remember that Montreal was a city when New York was a village, There are many places to go, allow your self at least 5 days, more if you can. When you are looking at prices for hotels, remember that the excahnge rate is approx 45 percent. That means when you excahnge your US dollars for Canadian dollars, you will get 1.45 Canadian for each one US. So if you want to look at it this way, all our prices are 45 percent off the listed price. Hope some of this helps you. Jim Bunting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.