Atwater Market
Atwater Market
4.5
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The market, along the Lachine Canal, offers cheese, local produce, baked goods and meat from different vendors. Buy food there and head to the canal for a picnic.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Neighborhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialized Montreal, the factories and historic buildings of Le Sud-Ouest have been renovated into homes, museums, and small businesses. The rejuvenated landscape has put its Saint-Henri district in vogue, with cutting-edge galleries and an ever-expanding network of restaurants. Foodies can especially delight in the mom-and-pop shops in Little Burgundy, or at the Atwater Market, where outdoor stalls sell fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat, street vendors have menus of hot fish and wine, and the indoor market offers chocolate, breads, and coffee beans. Dominated by the gentle waters of the Lachine Canal, Le Sud-Ouest is still very much an outdoor town, with a number of pedestrian-only bridges traversing the waters, bike paths along the canal with views of the Leisure Boats, and massive green spaces like Angrignon Park to stop for a picnic, or to play a sport.
How to get there
  • Lionel-Groulx • 6 min walk
  • Charlevoix • 8 min walk
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  • Marty J
    67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flowers galore and more
    Great place to go to get fresh produce. They also have meats, cheese, flowers, and tons of pastry shops. The river channel is next to the market, great place to have an ice cream and people watch. You can also rent bikes to ride around the park. Just a couple of blocks straight up from the metro station.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,063 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Terrific Market
    This is a terrific food market that includes the best imported food store I have ever found. The fresh food in the stalls is quite good and the merchants are friendly. The walk to the Metro is possible but a bit long. There is parking.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 21, 2023
  • PavlaPavla
    Chrudim, Czech Republic6,879 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even if you don't want to buy anything, it's worth a visit
    I like markets, I like to go shopping there or just to look around. That's why I couldn't miss this second largest market in Toronto (after Jean-Talon Market). Outdoor stands offered flowers, fruits and vegetables, or maple syrup products. The inner market is home to many butchers, bakeries, grocery stores and restaurants. There you can buy cheese, wine, fish and ingredients for all kinds of world cuisines such as Arabic, Japanese or European cuisine. The market building is in the Art Deco style and its dominant feature is the clock tower. It is definitely worth going here, whether you want to buy fresh farm products or simply see what it looks like here.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 27, 2023
  • RitCt
    Connecticut40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun place to browse and/or dine.
    Very fun place to visit, sort of a farmer’s market. Excellent food in food courts and restaurants or to take out. We went back several times to dine, especially for breakfast.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Brian P
    Cupar, United Kingdom438 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wall to wall food
    This foodies paradise is well worth a visit. It is near the Canal Lachine. Outside there are excellent stalls with fresh fruit and vegetables while inside the is everything from meat and maple syrup to patisseries and cheese. Note: the nearest Metro station is the one after Atwater - Lionel - Groulx
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 5, 2023
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PandPBlackpool
Blackpool, UK320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We had decided to include this on our itinerary to visit whilst we were in Montreal. We had already visited the Jean Talon market expecting the markets to be same as markets in England which comprise food, hardware and local artefacts. Unfortunately, all that was on sale was food (mainly fruit and vegetables) but Atwater Market is even smaller than the Jean Talon market. We travelled there using the Metro (brilliant by the way) but there was no point in buying anything as we were on holiday staying in a hotel so we only stayed in the market for about 10 minutes and then walked around the area for about half an hour as there didn't seem to be much to see there. The market would be brilliant for holidaymakers who are self-catering in close proximity but with hindsight, we shouldn't have bothered to make the trip.
Written June 9, 2022
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Dr. Issa Abu-Dayyeh
Amman, Jordan4,532 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Went on a rainy day, many food stalls closed, and few interesting stands. Clearly not the best time of the year to go there.

I did find one interesting maple syrup stand where I bought some cans and maple butter for a competitive price.
Written June 10, 2022
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Sarrah1
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Online it showed a lot more happening for the Christmas Market 2020 as part of the Atwater Market, was pretty deceptive in size and I suppose we expected more.. we waited 30-40 mins outside for a 5 minute experience. Hopefully next year the line up makes it worth the while.
Written December 13, 2020
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GeorgeDubiecki
Los Angeles, CA5,982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Yes you come here for all the produce and meats and bakeries. All wonderful quality. But you need to taste the special maple syrup. Made by third generation Gilbert Jodoin. His wife and son, Mathew also work here. Three really lovely people. Buy it when it is in season. You can get different levels of intensity.
I prefer the lighter version.
Gilbert also sells produce from his farms.
When you go there tell them George from Los Angeles through Trip Advisor got you to go.
I wish that the markets in Los Angeles had as good quality produce as Atwater market has. There is great boulangerie upstairs. They have great sandwiches and breads and pastries. AND more. Really good quality.
You will be tempted to buy everything you see.
Written September 9, 2021
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,879 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I like markets, I like to go shopping there or just to look around. That's why I couldn't miss this second largest market in Toronto (after Jean-Talon Market). Outdoor stands offered flowers, fruits and vegetables, or maple syrup products. The inner market is home to many butchers, bakeries, grocery stores and restaurants. There you can buy cheese, wine, fish and ingredients for all kinds of world cuisines such as Arabic, Japanese or European cuisine.

The market building is in the Art Deco style and its dominant feature is the clock tower. It is definitely worth going here, whether you want to buy fresh farm products or simply see what it looks like here.
Written July 27, 2023
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Stirling B
Ottawa, Canada704 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Atwater Market sometimes plays second fiddle to Jean Talon Market but it is basically the same market with a wide variety of fresh vegetables, flowers and specialty stores selling everything from Honey to Seafood. Going early in the season as I did there wasn’t as much selection of vegetables, but that will come in time. Huge amounts of flowers are for sale and overall is a fantastic market to visit
Written June 8, 2022
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welligrl
Burlington, VT82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I love coming here to start a Montreal visit to stick up on treats for the hotel room (cheese, pate, cashews, dried fruit, patisserie and bread). Sampling is customary. I tried dried cantaloupe for the first time and fell in love with it and the sweet man selling it! The vendors are delightful; the food is beautifully displayed by individual and in the winter, parking was easy and it was very satisfying experience. Highly recommend.
Written January 18, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
I felt this market was best suited for the person who wants to cook at home but doesn't want to prep. They had many prepared meats, fish and pies that all looked very easy to take home and bake or BBQ. They have some specialty shops that sell a wide variety of cheeses, pastries, honey, alcohol, crackers, meats and fresh produce. You can also order food to eat here but it is noisier than Jean Talon market.

The market is near Lionel-Groulx Station and a canal park. You could get food at the market and picnic by the extensive canal which offers lots of shaded areas.
Written July 19, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,063 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We had a great afternoon at the market, although we probably should have arrive earlier when more stalls were open. Still we were able to shop for dinner plus a lot of stuff for our apartment. Very pleasant merchants throughout.
Written October 25, 2022
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Brian P
Cupar, UK438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This foodies paradise is well worth a visit. It is near the Canal Lachine. Outside there are excellent stalls with fresh fruit and vegetables while inside the is everything from meat and maple syrup to patisseries and cheese. Note: the nearest Metro station is the one after Atwater - Lionel - Groulx
Written September 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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