What makes Montreal one of the world's truly great cities? To start, Quebec has a distinct European cachet with a population that speaks over 35 languages and a location at the confluence of three rivers that offers easy access from many directions. No visit to Montreal is complete without a visit to the Underground City where you’ll find a wonderful shopping escape from the cold. And Montreal-above-ground attractions have been described as the tip of the urban iceberg.
Adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Montreal, most of the shopping gallery at Complexe Desjardins surrounds the immense public plaza located in the heart of the building. Shoppers enjoy a pleasant and relaxing decor and setting while having access to a large variety of shops and restaurants.
Downtown has always been identified with Sainte-Catherine Street, Montreal's renowned commercial thoroughfare. Stretching for 15 km across the city from east to west, the Street is lined with the major department stores, shops and restaurants that have been the pride of Montreal for more than a century.
St. Denis Street in Montreal, offers fun unique boutiques. From house wares and home furnishings to high-end clothes and Canadian-made winter apparel, Rue St. Denis in Montreal's Plateau neighborhood offers some serious shopping.
If you just love to shop and you're planning to visit Montreal, you’re in luck, because this is a serious shoppers' city. Must haves, unique, one of a kinds and completely irresistible bargains can be found everywhere. St-Laurent is the place to shop for a wild mix of stylish and things that are a bit more edgy.
Explore Montreal’s history while perusing the scenic cobblestoned streets of Old Montreal, where some buildings date back to the early 1600s. Visit historic churches and peruse Rue Saint-Paul, the area’s oldest commercial street.
A century-old tradition of shows and performances in downtown Montreal makes the Quartier des spectacles the heart of today’s cultural metropolis. Within this square kilometer of the city, one can find 30 performance halls with almost 28,000 seats.
Since its inauguration in 1996 under the name Molson Centre, the Centre Bell remains one of Montreal’s most popular venues. Home to the NHL Montreal Canadiens and concerts, more than 1.5 million spectators visit the Bell Centre each year.
The Montreal Alouettes have played their home games at Percival Molson Stadium since 1998. Overlooking the Montreal skyline from atop Mount Royal, the stadium remains one of the most scenic places in Canada to watch a spectator event.
Locals and visitors head to Mount Royal Park for hiking, biking, and water-related activities. In snowy weather, the mountain is teaming with cross-country enthusiasts, ice skaters, tobogganers, and snowshoers.
Better known as the TNM, presents theatre plays from everywhere in the world and from all epochs. Catch a concert by one of Canada or the United States’ most popular music acts at this large-scale venue.
Since June 2009, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has operated a live performance venue, L'Astral. This new venue has already established itself as the centerpiece of the Quartier des spectacles.