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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 eaton centre rainy day street level great place to shop cold weather lots of shops downtown montreal old montreal tunnel winter metro reso maze interconnected
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our concierge warned us this large underground complex was difficult to navigate and he was right...poor signage, a great deal of construction, many stairs and escalators to deal with. The restaurants are mediocre at best and there are few places to sit in much of...More

1  Thank TJVOL
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed exploring the Underground City full of shops and Restaurants. We had never seen so many food courts! In one area of the Underground we counted at least 25 different food vendors in this circular court area. Always plenty of...More

Thank cjkrimm
Reviewed 10 October 2018

A place to be in the cold cold snowy days. Stop for coffee, buy your umbrella if it rains, Chinese buns and sweet cake. Find the right exit and you are at The Bay or Holt Renfrew or Rue Peel or Simons. Easily get around...More

1  Thank judy12016
Reviewed 10 October 2018

this is the best place for shopping...there is always something to find...if you cant..your too picky

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to Centre Eaton for some shopping. It was a disappointment. It is under renovation with at least 50% of the retail establishments closed. Many of the restrooms and escalators were out of service as well. Hopefully when the renovations are done,it...More

Thank VW-Westfalia
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Many, many stores, most familiar to any mall customer. There is much construction and rebuilding going on--it's easy to get lost. But people are very, very friendly and helpful in giving directions. There are lots of information booths all over. Huge food court. I can...More

Thank marymc32018
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I went to the underground city for the Quebec Cheese Festival a very amazing place to be during the cold weather in winter and taste cheese of different kind that the made in Quebec... Also is a great place to be for a warm walking...More

Thank Passport638095
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We were expecting the Underground City to be a big place with a bunch of activities. From what we can put together it IS huge, but it's mostly there to connect office buildings, subway stations, malls, apartment buildings to that residents don't have to go...More

4  Thank christinedm23
Reviewed 22 September 2018

An adaquet thing to do if it’s raining. A lot of places to eat and some shops, but the underground is very confusing if you’re not sure we’re your going, and the guide maps are no help.

2  Thank noellem394
Reviewed 22 September 2018

There are several complexes scattered throughout (or accessible via long tunnels). The choices are just ok. The information staff are only limited to their complex (understandably) but there is no comparison available to see what is where so they should either learn a bit more...More

1  Thank Mar_T777
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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