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Rue Ste.-Catherine

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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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Shopping Galore

We made the mistake of heading here on a Sunday afternoon. The sidewalks are super crowded as are the stores. Street goes from high end Dept. store to cheap boutiques. Something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Milford, CT

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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Good variety of shopping and some cafes, restos worth visiting. Nice to get a feel for the city in summer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you are in Montreal than visiting this street is a must. The street is a shopping destination. Most of the big brands have their shop here and one should witness the street bazaar. Very good sales during summers. A must visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A neat area to walk through. At night its big for bachelor parties as there are many strip clubs in the area.

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Milford, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We made the mistake of heading here on a Sunday afternoon. The sidewalks are super crowded as are the stores. Street goes from high end Dept. store to cheap boutiques. Something for everyone. Better to go off hours if you don't want long waits for service.

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's a nice place walk to do the window shopping .Enjoy the city rhythm . I'm agree with the comments from MontrealBlue.

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Gaspesie Region, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you go to Montréal, you have to walk this street. This is a long street but you can focus on the part from Crescent to Place des Arts if your focus is on shopping. There is a lot of shops from major brands (H & M, La Senza, Fossil, Vans, Gap, Simons, etc). And if it rains there is... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I'd say if you visit downtown Montreal, you're bound to end up on this street sooner or later. It's probably the busiest street where everything is happening and everyone seems to be walking. It should almost be a pedestrian only zone. It's always alive, day and night, summer and winter. Shops, restaurants, attractions, various street vendors too. If you want... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a very long street, but there are some parts with lots of good stores. Clothes in Canada are not cheap, but you should try Forever 21 and H&M.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Filled of atmosphere, of shops, of fine boutiques, restaurants, entertainment, this is a must to go. If you love New York, this is New York in miniature. Enjoy it as much as we do every year.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Sorta nice area. Lots of shopping and things to see and do. close to the underground, close to the old part at river. Was there mid 90s to 2000.

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Address: at Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Quartier des Spectacles

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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.