Downtown Montréal, favourite spot of locals and tourists alike

Life happens here! The heart of the metropolis is very popular with visitors from all over.
Its wide range of stores and many festivals, concert halls, and urban art make it a top destination.

The downtown area is also popular for its fine dining and terrasses. Whether it’s for a casual lunch or sipping a drink with friends, there’s something for every taste and every occasion!

Find out more from Anne-Andrée Daneau, arts lover and cultural columnist for the radio 98.5.

“Place des Arts exists to bring emotions to life. […] You get the impression that the room is alive and that the walls could speak to you.”

Discover downtown with Anne-Andrée Daneau

Anne-Andrée Daneau, chroniqueuse culturelle et amatrice d'arts, au centre-ville de Montréal

Downtown is simply attractive


Coolest neighbourhood in Canada (Time Out, 2023)


Cultural hub in North America


Bars, restaurants, and food courts


Stores and boutiques as well as 20 shopping centres and malls


Subway stations and 50,000 indoor parking spaces

Explore downtown

Discover downtown Montréal: museums, public spaces, universities, works of art, and historic buildings.

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Must-see places

Actions pendant les travaux de la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest : illuminations

The illuminations of Phillips Square

Actions pendant les travaux de la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest : exposition Oasis

Sainte-Catherine Street

Santa Claus Parade

The pvm esplanade in downtown Montreal

Illuminations 2023 de Montréal centre-ville : les arches de Christ Church

The Christ Church Cathedral

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