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Exclusive | Montreal: Resources

Exclusive | Montreal: Resources

Quebec is said to have one of the most gay-friendly tourist bureaus in the world; check out their official site at www.bonjourquebec.com and see why. Tourisme Montr?al has a gay section of their site at www.tourisme-montreal.org/gay (which is touted on the home page). The bureaus produce a free pocket guide to gay Montreal.

There is also a gay information center in the Village operated by the Quebec Gay Chamber of Commerce (576 rue Ste-Catherine Est, Suite 200, Montr?al; 514-522-1885 or 888/595-8110), open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Two hotlines offer up-to-date info on what's happening in town for gays and lesbians: the French Gai Ecoute (514-866-0103 or 888-505-1010; 11 a.m.-11 p.m.) and the English Gay Line (514-866-5090 or 888-505-1010; 7 p.m.-11 p.m.). These are excellent and current resources.

Fugues is a monthly magazine with extensive information on Montr?al's gay scene (English version available online). Tourism Qu?bec (877-266-5687) offers general tourist information and general trip-planning advice on the province.

Qu?bec City Tourism (418-641-6654, fax 418/641-6578) and Tourisme Montr?al (1001 rue du Square-Dorchester, corner of Peel and Ste-Catherine; 514-873-2015 or 877-266-5687, fax 514-864-3838) are related organizations that promote tourism and welcome tourists to Qu?bec City and Montr?al, respectively. For personalized tours, contact Visites de Montreal DMC (2360 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Suite 2003; 514-933-6674), which can provide a highly knowledgeable gay guide. The destination management company is geared toward large groups, but can accommodate small groups as well. (Ask for Ronald Poir?.)

The Laurentian Tourism Bureau can be contacted at 800-561-6673 or www.laurentian.com. Gay Canada Online is a search engine with listings of gay businesses throughout Canada. Etre (514-521-3873) is a French language gay magazine in the province of Qu?bec

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