Our first visit to Montreal was a success. The city is tourist-friendly, but the preponderance of French language gives it an exotic flair. Old Montreal has been nicely preserved/restored with lots of interesting shops and restaurants and things to do for everyone. The subway system is handy and can get you everywhere quite quickly. We hiked up Mount Royal for a fabulous look at the city. We also did the Grayline bus tour and the St. Lawrence River tour on a boat. The boys (3 out of 4) went to Olympic Stadium to see the Expos take on the Boston Red Sox. More than 90% of the spectators were Red Sox fans who had driven up from New England for the weekend.