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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
(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 23 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JMBmelbaus
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Robert G
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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