Shopping in Montreal
Collected by John Newton , AFAR Contributor
Marché Bonsecours, Montréal, QC H2Y, Canada
The Bonsecours Market is hard to miss, whether you are walking around Montréal's historic center or looking at the skyline from the harbor. A silver dome caps the long building, which dates from 1844 and was modeled on Dublin's Customs House. It...
1321 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3G 1P7, Canada
Montréal's main artery, rue Ste-Catherine, runs for seven miles along the length of the city. From its origins as a dirt road lined with farmhouses and orchards, the street today is now a thoroughfare passing through a number of neighborhoods. The...
585 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3B 3Y5, Canada
The Hudson's Bay Company played a fascinating role in the development of Canada—its trading posts and fur trappers were long the only Western presence in parts of the country, and for a period it was the world's largest landowner. Over time,...
1300 Rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, QC H3G 1H9, Canada
One of Canada's most venerable department stores, Holt Renfrew was founded in 1837 in Québec City, where it became known for the quality of its furs. The store was later to become the official furrier to the Queen—Victoria, that is (the royal...
7070 Avenue Henri-Julien, Montréal, QC H2S 3S3, Canada
390 Avenue Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2V 2K7, Canada
While rue Ste-Catherine is the home of Montréal's international brands and shopping centers, avenue Laurier Ouest is the place to head if you are more interested in local designers and small boutiques. The street connects the neighborhoods...