Hello! We are a family of 2 adults and 4 kids (ages 11, 9, 7, and 5) visiting Montreal in a few weeks.
We will be arriving in Montreal late on a Sunday night and will stay at the Embassy Suites.
Our plan for Monday
-8:00 am Visit Notre-Dame Basillica (looks like it should be walking distance from our hotel)
-take Metro to Biodome/Botanical Gardens
-Evening return to hotel
-Sometime that evening view the "show" at "La Joute" Fountain by Riopelle (also appears it should be walking distance to our hotel)
1. Since we plan to take Metro from Notre Dame to Biodome, and it will be a Monday morning, how bad of a "rush hour" does Montreal get, and would that line/area be a part of it? I assume it would be around 9:00 am.
2. I know there are food options at the Biodome, but is there anything else close by that we should seek out instead?
3. Dinner, I assume we will get after visiting Biodome/Botanical Gardens. Any recommendations? Please keep in mind that we will have 4 children with us, so something casual would be best. Even fast food, if it was a Montreal-specific or Canadian specific chain, could be ok. Our main interest would be trying something we do not have where we live (Washignton DC area).
Is there anything else I should take into consideration? Thank you very much!