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Rue Ste.-Catherine

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Quartier des Spectacles
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Address: at Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Shops and people!!

People and more people, if you like to people watch this is the place to go, it never seems to not be busy. There are a multitude of restaurants and many high end shops along the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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St. John's, Canada
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Regina, Canada
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great street to find what your looking for. All kinds of shops. Just be ready to walk. Underground access to all areas if needed but a nice area to walk.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can't visit Montreal without walking on ste-Catherine street, ideally from Peel to Papineau. It's very lively, stores, restaurants, bars, venues, nude bars, gay village...tourists, locals, homeless, squeegees, prostitutes, you'll see everything there.

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Itapevi, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a perfect place to buy almost whatever you want and looks like New York with its skyscrapers. Crowded but people are quite respectfull and you feel like it were a big city even though there are 1.6 million people only.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wheter in winter or summer, Sainte-Catherine is a great place for shopping, you have ground shopping if too cold, you can spend the whole day for a good shopping day

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Montclair, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of shopping, and for those from the states, it is many of the same stores you will find in the average mall: Gap, Old Navy, Victoria's Secret, Forever 21, Foot Locker, with some Canadian stores like Roots and The Bay as well. Found some good deals at The Bay/Hudson Bay (which owns Lord & Taylor in the states) can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for eats treats music.. drinks and so many stores .. wearing comfy shoes a must..good place for families couples also.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

People and more people, if you like to people watch this is the place to go, it never seems to not be busy. There are a multitude of restaurants and many high end shops along the street, but don't expect to get anywhere in a hurry.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well I HATE shopping and it was 38° out but it is a great street anyway with a lot of trendy spots like American Eagle, Victoria Secrets, etc. But there is a liquor store and a specialty beer shop for Dad.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved walking up and down St. Catherine's street. This is where all the action is such as shopping, clubs, restaurants and entertainment. There's even more going on there right now until the end of the month with the Just for laughs comedy festival. We had a lovely time strolling and people watching and sitting on patios eating and drinking.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun to walk under pink balls. Lots of bars with outdoor patios. Expected more interesting shops. Good Metro access. Not as interesting as Old Montreal which is even more touristy.

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Staying in 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.