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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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Lots to see and do

Take a walk and see many stores shops, pubs, etc. A wide variety and very interesting. Worthwhile to walk down.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Ottawa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A trip to Montreal is not a trip to Montreal if you don't visit Rue Ste. Catherine. Steps from the train station, it is lined with a mixture of shops that will meet the needs of just about any demographic (and size). Plan to spend a few hours. There is a lot to see, but fortunately there are also some... More 

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Winnipeg
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Take a walk and see many stores shops, pubs, etc. A wide variety and very interesting. Worthwhile to walk down.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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142 reviews 142 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A street filled with many types of shops, restaurants, and people watching that goes through many neighborhoods in Montreal.

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Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a very beautiful area with a lot to see and do. You can walk for miles and enjoy the shops and many bars in the area. Great place for the family during the day, but maybe not the family place at night.

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Bronx, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This Montreal's version of 42nd st in NY, except a bit naughtier. The selection of shops are various but you will also find strip clubs and sex stops.

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Armagh
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My daughters inform me that there are a wide of range of high street and specialist stores such as lulu lemon, top shop, forever 21 etc. not recommended until it gets above freezing but great to spend an hour or two. Bring your cheque book as it is certainly not cheap.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This street goes on and on and has so much to see and do. We walked from the shopping areas on the west side, past the Arts Centre, and further still. Then on another day we took the subway to the east end to The Village for more shopping and unique and fun stores, parks and public art!

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

An odd mix of high and medium shopping intermixed with dining establshments and laced with strips clubs and sexes shops

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you ever visit Montreal,this is where it all starts.From all kinds of boutiques to night life to trendy people. Day or night down any street off St Catherine there is always something happening.Great restaurants to clubs or bars. A must see....

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Washington Dc
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Tones of people during holidays. Lost of boutiques and restaurants. Easily accessible by Metro Stations.

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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.