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Rue Ste.-Catherine

at Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Ranked #21 of 240 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Ste-Catherine Street is divided in two parts by St-Laurent Boulevard: East and West. The intersection of those two important streets is not the... more »
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Carmel, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was a typical shopping street with some unique stores and lots of people. It didn't really inspire me to buy anything.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

St Catherine's is a bustling, busy street where one can find practically everything ranging from very low-priced to expensive. Down the west side I found an APPLE STORE where the employees were much more friendly and helpful than in Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Nice for a walk, always local talent. Close to many other main streets, lots of stores. I love the atmosphere. You will usually see dancers and the like there putting on a show. Worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The Guidebook told us we had to do this. This arterial and slightly old-world shopping street changes character quite a bit as it goes along. Plenty of eating places of different sorts along the way. Much of it is pedestrianised now, which adds to the walking experience. The eastern part, for over a mile going on past the UQAM campus,... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You cannot by pass Rue St Catherine when you are in Montreal. Its a great walk that connects main parts of the city. Lots of shops and interesting things happening all the time. Lot of good restaurants and bars to hang out. Not to miss, when in Montreal!

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a major thoroughfare of the city. It has shops, restaurants and many churches. There is an 'arts' section that reminded me of Lincoln Center area in NYC. There was a Native American festival going on there while we were visiting sponsered by the parks department. All free of charge and interesting.There are many hotels in this area. We... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Ste Catherine is a good place to go for big brand shopping. Its very commercial and very busy. There are also plenty of Metro stations along the way that link up to the underground shopping paths.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Dirty, crowded, and schlocky. I wouldn't recommend it. Very disappointing. The restaurants and stores were crowded and cheap, and there's no escaping the cigarette smoke. Overall, a very uncomfortable and disappointing experience.

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Walnut Creek, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Big city converges on Rue Ste. Catherine, chain stores, mom and pop stores, restaurants, people, cars, entrance to underground mall, churches, parades, protests... it's all here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was a great walk...the fact that it was a long weekend did have a factor in the rating...since so many people and festivals were happening around the area...but it was great vibe, nonetheless

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