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Gay Village

Berri St east to Papineau St, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Berri St east to Papineau St, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Village (Gay Village)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The children loved the balloon atmosphere. It's nice not to have to dodge traffic when walking downtown. However, it's too gawdy for my liking. Once on a while ok.

Thank K008
Reviewed 1 week ago

Homeless people and junkies all over the place Low class people walking down the strip and lots of closed businesses Not worth the detour

Thank Μαγικά Χ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overhead pink balls and the rainbow flags tell you that you have arrived at the gay village. It was more extensive than I expected it to be and also well more commercialised. Maybe because as you walk from the normal shopping street you merge...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place to eat, dance, sing or just walk around and enjoy the view. It is really close to many hotels and easy to access.

Thank Gustavo T
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My husband and I go on a small getaway each year for my birthday, whether it be Edmonton, Banff, Toronto, Niagara, New York, or my favourite city, Montreal. Seeing how my birthday falls in March the seasons are just starting to change - limiting the...More

3  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We have visited many times over the years but this summer what a change. So many shops and restaurants closed on St. Catherines Street and very few people on a long weekend! Even the most popular gay bars were only half full. Of course as...More

Thank Angus C
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Our tour bus drove us by and we drove back ourselves late afternoon, early evening. Lots of restaurants and bars. Some shopping. And, yes, quite a few closed storefronts. Nice place for a walk, and people watching. Not just for gays. As a hetero-couple, we...More

3  Thank Ana C
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The most celebrated part of Montreal outside the Old City, is the Le Vilage, where the gays reside. Because it's on the west side of town, most people speak French. There are pink and rainbows flags adorning almost every building. St Catherine Street bisects the...More

2  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I love the gay village specially in summer the street becomes a walking street and it's all terraces and restaurants. It's a very nice walk after the fireworks and you can also enjoy a dinner before the fireworks. Since I know that gay villages don't...More

3  Thank FatmaTita
Reviewed 24 August 2016

It had been many years since we had been to Montreal and explored the gay village. Montreal is a very gay-friendly city. However, since acceptance has grown, the gay community now is found all over Montreal instead of how it was in the past when...More

3  Thank TravelAddict1955
The Village (Gay Village)
The rainbow pillars of Beaudry Métro Station shepherd
the way into to The Village, one of the largest hubs
for gay and lesbian culture in North America. With an
open layout and a congenial aura, the refurbished
buildings along Rue Sainte-Catherine pay a special
homage to menswear and to caffeine, with showrooms and
cafes. By morning, the antiquing gems along Amherst
Street are packed with collectors. An incredible party
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Hello! Me and my partner are coming to Montreal on August 25th-29th and I was wondering if there are any events we should check out. Have it be at a bar or a show in a theater. Also are there any sights you think we should see.
27 July 2016|
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Response from eater2010 | Reviewed this property |
The village is still a pedestrian walk. There are always free events in "Place Emilie Gamelin" - You can head to the The Old port which is 20 minutes walk by from the village. You can go to the local bar " Normandie" which... More
Bob S
En visite à Montreal aimerais connaître les bars gay le plus populaires et fetish cuir ? 39a et habitué des bars cuir à Paris (Le Dépot, Secteur X, etc..)
28 December 2016|
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Christiane R
Hi Dustman80, did you get to visit Montreal's Gay Village during summer? Was it a better experience? Tx
24 September 2015|
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