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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 great shopping lots of shops downtown montreal old montreal tunnel winter metro reso maze
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

You can find some of the best food here, check near the Gare Central. Fun for shopping (you can find anything and everything) great for when you just don't want to be outside and there are always tons of people.

Thank jrain10
Reviewed 1 February 2012

So interesting to see how space age all this big network of restaurants, shops and boutiques works underground helping us cope with the winter season. Great passages for all the business people working downtown that can escape the cold winter living underground connected to the...More

Reviewed 19 January 2012

The shopping is so-so, but it is a pretty good way to get out of the freezing Montreal winter and heaps of snow. We found it really easy to use, and the maps clear enough. We could actually use it to get from our hotel...More

Thank linkjess
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Good stores to shop at with decent prices. It was pretty neat to be underground while shopping. We did find it a little hard to find and had to ask quite a few people before accessing it.

Thank mprudh
Reviewed 12 January 2012

We spent 10 days at the Hotel Bonaventure during the 1998 ice storm and were able to shop, walk, eat out, see films and have a terrific indoor time throughout. The Underground City is safe and a wonderful asset to Montreal with its dreadful winter...More

Thank Sidonia2
Reviewed 6 January 2012

My husband and I are avid travelers and he is excellent with a map, yet we still could not locate the shopping in the underground city. We entered the metro, hopped a train and followed the signs to what was supposed to be part of...More

Thank kadustin
Reviewed 16 December 2011

So cool! Under ground multi level shopping! All connected by underground walk ways. So very cool! We got so lost in there!

Thank Steph J
Reviewed 10 December 2011

The so-called "underground city" is comprised of a number of kms, not all inter-connected and is pretty much nithing but a huge shopping mall. A curiosity, and fun to visit once or twuce, but I prefer the castles of Europe!

Thank robert43041
Reviewed 14 November 2011

The underground city is defnately interesting. It has alot of shops and eateries. Easy to get lost, my advice would be to get a map from the information desk and hang on to it. If you really want to shop I would reccommend going back...More

4  Thank joeybella
Reviewed 11 November 2011

It seriously feels like your in a never ending mall not that your unground near a metro. It's a bunch of malls attached to one another but without a lot of store repeatition, I would highly recommend this for rainy day shopping.

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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
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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