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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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This is where you come with your girlfriends to hop in and out of stores . The shopping on St.Catherine is renowned . You will find all the brand name stores that you know ( Zara... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto
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Shediac, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ste. Catherine Street. Well you can not go to beautiful Montreal and not walk down Ste. Catherine Street. This is the place everyone goes and shops or to just people watch, window shopping whatever you are looking for you will find here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are heading to Montreal and wondering where to stay and where to shop. I'd strongly recommend staying within walking distance to Rue Ste.-Catherine. This long street offers both high end stores and average priced stores from designers to h&m etc. Simons is a must if you have never been I look forward to shopping there every year. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This area in Aug. 2016 is going through major changes and renovations. I enjoyed the closed off streets with no vehicles, the shops and restaurants.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Insanity! That is the first term that comes to mind to describe our experience on this street. Good stores beside Exotic Dancer places beside greasy spoons beside -well, you get the picture! And the crowds!!! Slow-moving crowds! Unreal! Suffice it to say-if you want a lovely shopping trip alone or with a friend-avoid Saint Catherine Street like the plague. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is where you come with your girlfriends to hop in and out of stores . The shopping on St.Catherine is renowned . You will find all the brand name stores that you know ( Zara, H&M, Swatch, etc. ) but also boutiques and shops that you have never hear of . All anchored by The Bay , and thankfully... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of Canada's most important commercial streets is a must-see when visiting Montreal. The diversity of shops and restaurants along this street is astounding. Always busy, always interesting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This street is packed with shops, restaurants and cafes. You can find stuff for any taste or budget.Shops are open till late at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love Montreal, and this is a road that goes for MILES and again you will not get bored, once ou astart walking there is no stoping, excelent shopping, dinners, people and whatever you are looking for. I will suggest you to take the time and walk it, this is the best way to get to see a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the same as any Main Street you would visit in any city but it was interesting I see it in a new place. There are chain restaurants, small shops, pizza places , mall stores , etc. the reason this street gets five stars is because everyday it seemed as though there was something else going on. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's seldom a quite moment on Ste-Catherine Street unless you hit it (as I did recently with guests from Southern California) on a day when a last arctic blast freezes off your toes. The store fronts get you everything, from music vendors to bedroom slippers. The Scotia Bank movie theatre and numerous restaurants from Three Amigos to La Taj (a... More 

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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.