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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 9 July 2018

It seemed once we were in the Underground City that we were in a mall that just went on forever. Lots of great shops and areas where water features and public area for relaxing make this a happening kind of place. We enjoyed a couple...More

1  Thank fishpictures
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

never ending interconnecting corridors lined with shops of all sorts leading from one mall into another at underground level connecting with several main shopping centres above, and of course linking up with the Metro and Central Station, absolutely no need to go out if you...More

1  Thank Deirdre O
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I really appreciate the fact that it is possible to visit the city without actually going outside. Once in the system you can go to shopping centers (Cathedral promenade), show (place des arts), sport events (Bell Center), convention (Convention Center, Place Bonaventure), work, universities, hotels...More

Thank JLC-mtl2015
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We made use of this city to escape extreme weather. It was great for that purpose. We also enjoyed the free fountain light and music show at 11 & 10 PM. There are some nice little shops to grab a souvenir or quick, casual bite...More

2  Thank HK_Expat
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Not what it once was. The first time I visited Montreal the underground was so cool, but like most malls, they are slowly dying. Not too much going on in the underground city anymore. Sadly.

2  Thank MadameSnooks
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We were very interested in finding this "Underground city" but the fact is that lot of the sections is actually at street level or above ground and in shopping malls. The entrances are NOT clearly marked so it is not easy to find but you...More

2  Thank raysiconia
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We went on a rainy day expecting something worth wild and offering great shopping and local cuisine. The place was empty! There are a few stores and a small food court. The rest of upstairs was all corporate offices and businesses. You’re don’t within a...More

3  Thank 575caseys
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Firstly, I booked this tour online and when I arrived there I was told it probably would be cancelled as I was the only one registered. I had spent $20 to get to the meeting place as I had no idea it may not be...More

4  Thank 769shellyd
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Many big name retailers, and smaller specialty stores. Fast foods--organic too! I spent a rainy afternoon inside, a bit lost at times, and managed to get jeans 40% off at WINN. If you look around you can find shirts for $10 and under. Get a...More

1  Thank karen l
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Although we went there on a perfectly beautiful day in May, it certainly opened our eyes about how people in Montreal survive the winter. There are so many facilities....basically everything except schools. It is easily accessible by public transportation or good ol' shoe leather express.

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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