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Rue Ste.-Catherine

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Quartier des Spectacles
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 3 other guides
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Address: at Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Ste-Catherine Street is divided in two parts by St-Laurent Boulevard: East...

Ste-Catherine Street is divided in two parts by St-Laurent Boulevard: East and West. The West Street is home to Complexe Desjardins, one of the most important skyscrapers of the city. The area is near the University of Quebec in Montreal and is home to shopping, music venues and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal.

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Street for shopping, underground city and festivals! Great option for a stroll!

Ste Catherine street is one of the best known streets in Montreal; in the heart of the downtown core, it is close to many offices and connects many restaurants and shopping... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great shopping and great restaurants and bars on side streets. Great place to spend the afternoon. There was a wide variety of different price points of stores. So something for everyone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ste Catherine street is one of the best known streets in Montreal; in the heart of the downtown core, it is close to many offices and connects many restaurants and shopping venues. At any time of year, it is a great stroll, and a great way to visit the downtown area. To make the most of your stroll, you can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This street is full of shops and eateries, so go only if you want either one of these. There is an upmarket end and another side where you can find cheaper shops. Huge variety of restaurants

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you need to do some shopping, you should go to Saint Catherine street. Also, crossing it can give you a great sense of the Quebecois/Canadian culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Busy square with something for everyone. Shopping, dining, coffee shops, sushi, churches to see. Easy strolling along the square and side streets and from the square its about a 15 min walk to the Notre-Dame Basilica and Old Montreal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for the big chain stores and lots of them, this is the street to shop on! It is always busy, and there are also lots of restaurants. It is busy all day and all evening. It is also a very long street so you can spend a lot of time walking here. There are some areas... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This street could be located in Paris. Cool - but not huge - stores and fancy galleries spread both sides.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must place to see if you're with teens who want to go shopping! Hundreds of stores and lots of shops, cafes, restaurants to rest your feet or get a brew if you want to wait for the shoppers to do their thing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shopped several times on this street and particularly liked Roots, Simons and Indigo and there were great shoe shops. There are lots of restaurants nearby and shopping is comfortable in that it is not overcrowded. Store staff were invariably very courteous and helpful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of stores, great atmosphere . Nice area to wander around and check out the sites and stores. Very active place in the evening.

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