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“above ground”(47 reviews)
“huge mall”(11 reviews)
“gare centrale”(10 reviews)
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 January 2004

It was 30 below and yet in the underground city it was like being in 30 above weather--the shops and the restaurants were well worth the visit--everything is underground and connected through the pedistrian walkway and the metro--very easy to find the place you have...More

62  Thank Navigator35615
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 April 2009

The most important thing to know is that the "Underground City" is not one, unified thing. It's made of a bunch of different malls, which just happen to be interconnected with each other. Each mall has its own hours, and its own policy on locking...More

13  Thank pnaw10
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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 18 August 2018

Mostly just a shopping centre. Convenient to reach the metro or another block during winter, but other than that… Except a few covered squares, this is just functional and a bit depressing. Maps showing the blue areas are very well done. Plenty of stairs and...More

Thank Franck G
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I could never have imagined to see a city underground. Is is such a comfortable and pleasant place !!

Thank Mariana r
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

If it’s minus 20 outside I understand why you would want to be able to move around in climate controlled conditions, get lunch or get on the train. This is a collection of shops, food joints and train stations that came about by accident and...More

2  Thank tigger2594
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is something that I found interesting, the shopping in montreal underground. Its a great idea when the weather is freezing. Highly recommended.

1  Thank nadro2010
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Took a one and a half hour walking tour(highly recommended). Simply amazing that all these malls are under ground.

1  Thank jimbo512
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The Underground is a great respite from the heat or cold. The street level stores fronts seem to be easier to identify than in the Underground. The location and directions for several stores could be better. It might also help to provide a map so...More

7  Thank smichelini2017
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Our underground mall is the perfect venue for comfortable shopping, window shopping and restaurant hopping when temperatures drop way below freezing point, and we are grateful to have it, avoiding slippery sidewalks in the process. Many buildings connect directly to this underground, which means one...More

1  Thank nikyfral
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

It is a series of stores. Less sophisticated than a shopping center. Also, like a maze. We didn’t notice when one shopping started and the other finished. We went in the Summer. Maybe the real deal of such places is going in Winter, when outside...More

Thank Marcos S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I couldn't really understand what this was until I saw it. It is really what appears to be the world's largest mall stretched under downtown Montreal. Not being a shopper I was more interested in how it worked in the fabric of the city. It...More

1  Thank 275philipn
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I explored the underground and some parts are very easy to find, but some are not - there are signs on some places and not on others. I found myself stopping and going and asking the people where I had to go next. Unless you...More

1  Thank JMBmelbaus
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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