By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: I’m off to Montreal. What’s new for a bargain hunter?

A: If you want to save money on gas and you have the time, why not consider a bus ride. Currently, Coach Canada is promoting its “Travel between Toronto and Montreal for $10” campaign. You can get a one-way fare as low as $10 plus taxes by visiting

The motor coach operator company reports the promotion applies to a new pricing system dependent on seat availability for various daily departures. “Passengers will continue to experience the highest level of service while enjoying deeply discounted rates,” reports a company press release.

Once in Montreal, check out the visitor information centre near the corner of Peel and Ste-Catherine at 1001, rue du square Dorchester (corner Metcalfe). Hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. from June to early September. Here you can pick up brochures, and a calendar of events. Many events are free throughout the city. In addition, you can enjoy great sightseeing by just walking around Old Montreal, head up to Mount Royal for panoramic views, or visit the bustling Atwater Market at 138 Atwater Avenue for great cheese samples and other delectable finds.


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