By car, Montreal is about 10 hours from Baltimore. An Amtrak train ride, with several stops along the way, including a transfer in New York, is about 13 hours. Direct flights are less than two hours. With special discounts, Amtrak tickets start as low as $100 each way. Round-trip flights from BWI start at about $500.
A L'Adresse du Centre-Ville, 1673 Saint-Christophe St., 866-528-9516, aladresseducentreville.com. This bed-and-breakfast offers rooms of various sizes ranging in price from $90 to $185 a night.
Kitchen Galerie Poisson, 399 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 514-439-6886, kitchengaleriepoisson.com.
Marche Jean-Talon, 7070 Avenue Henri-Julien, corner of Henri-Julien and Jean-Talon, marchespublics-mtl.com
La Bouche en Folie, 1117 Saint-Catherine East, 514-525-0505, laboucheenfolie.com
Les Glaceurs, 453 Rue Saint-Sulpice, 514-504-1469, lesglaceurs.ca
Vauvert, 355 McGill St., 514-876-2823, restaurantvauvert.com
Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montreal 185, Rue Saint Catherine Ouest, 514-847-6226, macm.org
Club Unity, 1171 Sainte-Catherine St. Ouest, 514-523-2777, clubunitymontreal.com
Montreal Tourism, call 877-266-5687 or go to tourisme-montreal.org
A note on currency: The exchange rate slightly favors the dollars now, but I suggest exchanging a big chunk of money at the start of your trip; smaller establishments don't take American money, and many banks charge a small service fee for debit card use abroad.