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Montreal's answer to the region's harsh winters, Underground City refers to the extensive web of train stations, restaurants, department stores and hotels all connected underground.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
(514) 398-9769
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All reviews above ground huge mall gare centrale rainy day street level great place to shop cold weather great shopping lots of shops downtown montreal old montreal tunnel winter metro reso maze eaton
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not sure why its called underground ;) Its a multi-level shopping arcade with mostly upscale stores, and a lot of empty storefronts. The latter makes it less than exciting to spend some time. Preferred the area outside this place

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank merlin2014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is ridiculous. No maps or easy directions to follow, shops all over the place and very easy to get lost... not worth the hassle

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deewill47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an entire day exploring and shopping! Great shopping, with a wide variety to please anyone. The weather outside was horrible (cold and rainy) so this was a good and enjoyable option! We came back outside to enjoy some fabulous restaurants for lunch and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pamw511
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you find yourself in Montreal, looking to do some shopping but the weather has you reluctant, then be sure to try out the underground "city" of shopping "malls". I especially recommend the Complexe Desjardins with it's indoor water fountains.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 403rayt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool spot to get all your shopping done. Major malls are all interconnected through the underground. What a great place to go when in Montreal...doesn’t matter what it’s doing outside...rain, sun, fog, snow....it’s all the same in the underground! Got a lot of our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 296KevinB296
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had read a lot about this labyrinth of shopping malls, but you cannot take in just how big it is, we really entered by accident, we went into Simons and somehow we ended up in the underground city, we took advice and didn’t wonder...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 43ericb
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Having never experienced this sort of thing before, it was quite interesting. Stores galore. Largest food court I’ve ever seen. While I didn’t walk the entire length, found the part I navigated easy to follow. You just have to pay attention. Since the city is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 09fxdc
Reviewed 3 November 2018

It was an interesting way to visit a city (reminded me of Japan) but challenging as well. Glad we were not afraid of getting lost!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The Underground City is very convenient and is a fun shield from the cold, but the signs are bit confusing and it's not really a place to leisurely stroll. I'd hate to encourage tourists as it's clearly that city dwellers use these passage ways to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The underground is a great place to avoid the weather, but it can be very tough to navigate. Once you get to the shopping area, it is easy to navigate, but trying to get through the tunnels from you hotel is a bit confusing. Nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the
Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and
commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship
stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate
headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by
nightfall transforms from a business district into a
youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and
restaurants heavily peopled by students and young
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31 August 2018|
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Response from smichelini2017 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is an issue throughout the shopping district and Old Montreal. There are places to park, but if possible I would leave the car at your hotel and take a cab or the metro. They provide easy access throughout the city... More
4 January 2018|
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Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
The Queen E and the InterContinental. These are high end facilities. I am not aware of any mid-range hotels attached to the underground city. That does not mean there are none. Peel Street has a hotel just across the street... More
Althea H
27 June 2017|
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a "best" entrance. It depends on where you are. If you just want to walk through then start anywhere and walk in any direction. There are multiple directions to go and sometimes more than one way of going to the... More