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Rue Ste.-Catherine

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Quartier des Spectacles
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 3 other guides
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Address: at Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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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Great place to go out in the evening

If you are wondering where to go out for drinks... this is one of the best places. There are LOTS of bars and restaurants... this is probably the busiest street in the evening... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm the type of person who likes to explore neighborhoods. My wife loves to explore different shops and take pics of various displays, art, etc. Rue St. Catherine was a great time for both of us. Colorful, vibrant, lots of energy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good for shopping, Street was a little rundown since I was last there a few years ago. Hopefully since there's a lot of construction in the city, they will update this area too for there are lots of stores but not as many restaurants as I expected.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are wondering where to go out for drinks... this is one of the best places. There are LOTS of bars and restaurants... this is probably the busiest street in the evening... lots of young people partying or going for a drink.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent an afternoon shopping on St Catherine St. It's cold in the winter so we had to duck into Eaton's Centre for a bit. We found everything we needed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to stay just off the main street and it was a Tremendously Great location. Close to everything, Concordia University (Museum), restaurants beyond belief, Anglican Church (1852), the Apple store, Ogilvy's (Most famous department store in Canada. Taxis everywhere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a wide variety of shopping here. Lots of name brands and high end boutiques. We enjoyed a couple of trips to browse and purchase. There is also a wide variety of restaurants. Other than shopping there isn't much to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saint Catherine Street is the prime commercial artery of Downtown Montreal. The street runs parallel to the largest segments of Montreal's underground city. The series of interconnected office tower basements and shopping complexes that make up this main thoroughfare lie immediately north of the street. On or near the street are Concordia University, McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ste-Cath (as we call it), is pretty much THE shopping street. Contrary to St-Denis or St-Laurent which will give you shopping, dining and clubbing. This is JUST shopping. The bonus is the many accesses to the underground «city», shopping and malls!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So crowded! Awesome place if you like shopping but there isn't much to it other than shopping. If shopping isn't your thing you can just pass by with a car. Good place if you want to feel how vibrant the city is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This street is as impressive as Manhattan's 5th Avenue. It has many great stores and an underground Mall! The underground is somewhat like the Grand Bazzate in Turkey...just a bit more modern.

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