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Rue Ste.-Catherine

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Quartier des Spectacles
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Address: at Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: 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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Shop till you drop

Exactly that! One shop after another all kinds of shopping. Restaurants, bars, boutiques, etc. lots of walking

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Manalapan, New Jersey
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Victoria, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Lots to walk around and see if you are into people watching and watching people behave badly. This is not a kid friendly area and would not recommend bringing children around the area unless they are comfortable with big loud crowds. We saw people with kids during the middle of the day but not any later than that. Unfortunately this... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

OK so I went to st Catherine street no biggy it's just a street no lights nothing just expensive inventory many stores closed no parking nothing worth walking to the street. The only reason I would go is to go to swharts that's on st. Catherine street if not it's better to go to the underground city witch is 28... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Exactly that! One shop after another all kinds of shopping. Restaurants, bars, boutiques, etc. lots of walking

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Orlando, Fl
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133 reviews 133 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is by far the main shopping district--it has any and all shops you could ever imagine and bistros/restaurants also. The Underground is also accessible near this street--another amazing shopping area. This street has a lot of high end stores (Harry Rosen for men and Holt Renfrew for women), but also has everything in between. We were there on the... More 

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St. John's, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

On this street closest to McGill University you will find the entrance to the underground shopping centre, there are interesting little shops along the way selling everything from high end fashion to souvenirs. There is alcohol and sex shops dotted amongst bistros and restaurants. Throw in the occasional busker and you have a very entertaining way to pas the day.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Do not miss this walk whwn you visit Montreal. It is so different than the rest of Canada. You will find whatever uou need,... I mean it!

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63 reviews 63 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Lots of shops in this street especially shoe shops, but could get almost anything one needs, we are travelling across Canada and needed underwear!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nobody enjoyed this street more than my wife. Great shops, many bargains, but watch closly there is more, behind the shops and below street level there are many underground malls that is not visible from the street. Enjoyed this street more than the old town

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Nova Scotia CANADA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We traveled this street several times during the long weekend in both the afternoon and late evening. I love that it is converted to a pedestrian only street in most places. A good thing too, because there are alot of people roaming down the street too. Although there are some unusual people around at both hours I found it to... More 

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Quebec, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place to shop and eat. Stores for everyone. Specialty shops and bistros as well. The only problem is having the fortitude to respect your budget!

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Quartier des Spectacles
The bar-none entertainment district for music and arts, Quartier des Spectacles is an interactive playground that delights the senses. It totals over 30 performance halls, with the vibrant Place des Festivals at its heart. The outdoor event space features glowing towers, glass edifices, and granite-lined bike paths, and hosts annual festivals, concerts, and comedy nights. The cinema, theaters, and exhibition centers are entwined with external art projects, exemplified at Montreal's Contemporary Art Museum and appearing along every walkway of the Promenade des Artistes in the form of sculpture and public works, from digitally-enhanced swingsets to glowing fountains. Design, performance, and alternative music come together here, a stone's throw from the lively Latin Quarter along Rue Saint-Denis, the quintessential after-party spot for dinner and a drink following a day of jazz, poetry and play.