Downtown: the heart of it all!

Discover Downtown Montreal in Motion

In the heart of the city

Downtown is undoubtedly the heart of the city. In the middle of all the action, enjoy year-round designer shopping in the unique Underground City or let loose in various popular nightclubs, or enjoy the family restaurants and friendly bars. Downtown puts you in the nucleus of Montreal with easy access to all its exciting neighborhoods. Since most Montrealers live and work in the city core, or surrounding neighborhoods, Montreal’s Downtown is one of the safest in North America! With no shortage of activities, shopping and entertainment, Downtown has it all!

Rue Sainte-Catherine

St-Catherine Street is the predominant commercial artery of the city. 10 km long, it cuts right through the city core from west to east and boasts more than 1200 stores, boutiques, major cinemas, entertainment complexes and high-end shopping centres.

Rue Crescent

Designed for action, Crescent Street is synonymous with night life in Montreal. Lined with classy restaurants, hot night-clubs and well-known Irish pubs, you’re sure to find excitement here.

The underground city

Due to Montreal’s harsh winter climate, the city developed a vast underground network linking together over 30 km of tunnels and over 120 access points. 500,000 people use it every day as it provides access to numerous stores, malls, restaurants, banks, hotels, office buildings, residential towers and the metro system. Some Montrealers never even have to step outside on the very cold days!

Museums & Art galleries

Montreal boasts a grand selection of museums, galleries, antique dealers and jewellers, most to be found Downtown!

Quartier des spectacles

Montreal boasts a grand selection of museums, galleries, antique dealers and jewellers, most to be found Downtown!

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