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Underground City

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Address: Downtown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Montreal's answer to the region's harsh winters, Underground City refers...
Montreal's answer to the region's harsh winters, Underground City refers to the extensive web of train stations, restaurants, department stores and hotels all connected underground.
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The Underground City is a lot of fun! You can shop, eat, and get lost all at the same time. The times I have been there I have found great deals, good food to snack on, and just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Red Deer, Canada

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Underground City is a lot of fun! You can shop, eat, and get lost all at the same time. The times I have been there I have found great deals, good food to snack on, and just wandered around loving it. Being under the city is a wonderful idea and a fantastic use of property! You can cover alot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I visited the Underground City years ago in the middle of winter which was perfect since the streets were covered in snow and ice. Coming back recently, my girlfriend and I had a great time simply walking around from mall to mall and doing some shopping. While it is easy to get lost, people at the Information Desks and in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We toured part of the underground city of Montreal. To me it was just like any other mall you would see in any major city except it was built under ground. same chain stores you see every where. Same fast food eateries. Nothing special to report.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We assumed that the Underground City would be simple to find with a Google search. Not so. What we failed to realize is that it's an underground network that spans many city blocks and has MULTIPLE points of entry. So...We wandered aimlessly through tunnels to nowhere before realizing we were on the outer edges. I'm not convinced we we uncovered... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I thought l made to found underground city,but I never found it.So I very upset. no star!!!!!!!! i never happy!!!!!!!!Why there no sign to point it ?

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is definitely something to experience while in Montreal. Everything from fresh flowers, to fast food, clothing, a wine shop, French perfume or coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

You must take time to visit the Underground City. It has access to everything from hotels to restaurants, miles and miles of shops, and Metro transportation as well as Via Rail access for those heading out of town. You could spend days down there without ever seeing the light of day. I'm sure this is especially important during those brutally... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We drove around, followed GPS, finally parked after it showed we arrived at the address. No signs in sight for "Underground City" or "mall". We paid for parking in a lot ($10) and walked down the street and into the metro station. After not seeing anything, we exited and walked down the street until an English-speaking gentleman pointed us back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Its huge. We were there 2 hours. I felt like its impossible to see all of it. We were there in may but it was full with people. I can't imagine how will it be in winter time, I heard in winter time everyone in Montreal goes there. Some part of it also is in ground level, so you can... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We decided to explore Montreal's famed Underground City, since it was the closest "landmark" to our hotel. It's known for its network of tunnels and shops between metro stations to keep citizens from the harsh Canadian winters. Cue walking in circles for 20 minutes. Waze gave us the address of 800 Rue de la Gaichetiere O. We kept pacing between... More 

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Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.