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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
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Ville-Marie
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(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 2 September 2018

Had Poutine. Had ice cream. Watched the water show. Handicap access is a little difficult. Well maintained.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank VictoriaK2
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Underground City in Montreal is exactly what it's supposed to be ! Shops, cafe, restaurants, venues and everything you would find above ground, is there! And it's all protected from the severe cold and snow!!! I loved how I could wander from shop to shop...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Christina H
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We lost a day in that undefined maze. No information and no maps. We couldn’t even find our way back and the way to go to the pics we found here.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Zeina N
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This intricate network of endless shops, restaurants, Metro stations and more is a welcome respite from Montreal's brutal winter weather, as well as its often humid summer days. Get a map before you start out - its byways and passages can be confusing

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Elaina Z
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We went here to escape the heat of the sun as we were passing by. There is lots of shopping available. We're not big shoppers, so we didn't have much we wanted to browse, but we did enjoy the bookshop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gecko77
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A labyrinth of malls and complexes entirely underground. Lovely spot for A/C when it's too hot outside, especially considering this summer!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ninasim449
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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 !!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank S357OPmarianar
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank nadro2010
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MiniStanleyGiraffe
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
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solly_travels
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
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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
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