Tourism in the Montreal & Laval Regions
 
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Montreal & Laval Tourism Click for our New Listings

Tourism Montreal - Official Site
Tourism Laval - Official Site

Cities of Montreal and Laval Click for our New Listings

 
 
 

Chamber of Commerce

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Quebec's main tourism office is in the downtown core:

Centre Info-Touriste (Peel Metro)
1001 Square Dorchester
Montreal, Quebec
800-363-7777 or 514-873-2015

It is located one block south of St Catherine Street, between Peel and Metcalfe overlooking the Square. If your taking the Metro (subway) take the Peel Street exit.

Montreal's tourism office:

174 Notre Dame St. East (Champ de Mars Metro)
Montreal, Quebec

Laval's office is located as follows:

Maison du Tourisme
2900 Saint-Martin Blvd West (Chomedey)
Laval, Quebec
H7T 2J2
800-463-3765 or 450-682-5522

For links to the tourism bureaus see the top of the page.

Surrounding Regions Click for our New Listings

Montreal is an island city located within the St Lawrence River. Bridges and tunnels are a fact of life providing the link to the neighboring regions including the island of Laval directly to the north. Off island there are three surrounding tourism regions which provide a wide array of outdoor activities.

  • To the south and the east is the region of Monteregie (Hwy 20, 40, 10) which is famous for amongst other things, the number of bike paths within it's boundaries.
  • Further south and to the east you will find the Eastern Townships (Hwy 10) which is well known for it's skiing and more recently its mountain biking along with it's country charms.
  • In the north above Montreal and Laval is the world renown area of the Laurentians (Hwy 15, 13, 117) with a well earned reputation for outdoor activities particularly snow boarding, downhill and cross country skiing along with great restaurants and bars.
  • Just to the north east is the beautiful area of the Lanaudiere (Hwy 40, 25, 125) which shares the same natural attributes of the Laurentians but without the crowds.


Within the Montreal adventure sports listings we have included references to surrounding areas and their activities. If you want to go to the listings directly use the links below.

Surrounding Regions - Official Sites Click for our New Listings

 

Montreal Guides Click for our   New Listings
 
Restaurant/Bars Click for our   New Listings - Restaurants, Nightlife, Food

Montreal Restaurants - Out-There's

 
 
  Outdoor Events, Festivals and Attractions Click for our   New Listings

Events, Festivals and Attractions Click for our   New Listings

Laurentians

Monteregie Click for our   New Listings

Eastern Townships Click for our   New Listings

Golf Click for our   New Listings

Montreal

Laurentians - North of Montreal and Laval

Golfing in the Laurentians - North of Montreal

Monteregie - West and South of Montreal and Laval

Shopping - Complexes and Streets Click for our   New Listings

  • Complex Les Ailes - Shopping Complex, Downtown, Montreal (McGill Metro, Underground City - McGill/Place Ville Marie Sector)
  • Atwater Market - Fresh produce and specialty items accessible from the Lachine bike path downtown. A great way to spend a Saturday morning in the summer. Downtown, Montreal, (Lionel-Groulx Metro)
  • Carrefour Agrignon - Boulevard Newman, Montreal
  • Carrefour Laval - Shopping Complex, Hwy. 15 & 640, Laval
  • Chinatown - Restaurants, shops and food markets, not to be missed, Downtown, Montreal (Place D'Armes Metro)
  • Complex Desjardin - St. Catherine St., Downtown, Montreal (Place-Des-Arts Metro, Underground City - Place-Des-Arts Sector)
  • Eaton Centre - Shopping Complex, St. Catherine & University, Downtown, Montreal (Underground City - McGill/Place Ville Marie Sector)
  • Fairview Pointe Claire - Shopping Complex, Highway 40 & St. Jean, West Island, Montreal
  • Le Faubourg - Shopping, pick up a bite at Hot & Spicy while you're there, Ste. Catherine & Guy, Downtown, Montreal (Atwater Metro)
  • The Forum - Cinemas, shopping and more, Downtown, Montreal
  • Galeries D'Anjou - Shopping Complex, Montreal East (Atwater Metro)
  • Jean Talon Market - Fresh produce and specialty items in Little Italy, Parc Extension, Montreal (Jean Talon Metro)
  • Marche Bonsecours - History, art galleries and shopping, Old Montreal, Montreal (Place D'Armes Metro)
  • Nortre Dame Street - Antiques, Downtown, Montreal
  • Place Alexis Nihon - Shopping Complex, Downtown, Montreal (Atwater Metro, Underground City - Alexis Nihon Sector)
  • Place Bonaventure - Shopping Complex, Downtown, Montreal (Bonaventure Metro, Underground City - McGill/Place Ville Marie Sector)
  • Place Montreal Trust - Shopping Complex, Downtown, Montreal (McGill or Peel Metro, Underground City - McGill/Place Ville Marie Sector)
  • Place Versailles - Shopping Complex, 7275 Sherbrooke St. East, Montreal East (Radison Metro)
  • Place Vertu - Shopping Complex, St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec (Cote Vertu Metro)
  • Place Ville Marie - Shopping Complex, Rene Levesque & University, Downtown, Montreal (McGill or Bonaventure Metro, Underground City - McGill/Place Ville Marie Sector)
  • Plaza Cote des Neiges - Shopping Complex, Cote des Neiges, Montreal
  • Le Quartier du Musee de Montreal - Upscale shopping in the area of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Sherbrooke St. and Surroundings, Downtown, Montreal (Guy Metro)
  • Ste. Catherine Street - The heart of Montreal's shopping district, Downtown, Montreal (McGill, Peel, Guy Metro)
  • St. Hubert Street - A bustling shopper's street in Little Italy, Montreal
  • Underground City - Map PDF - Over 15 miles of brightly lite tunnels, restaurants and boutiques. There are four separate sectors, Alexis Nihon (Atwater Metro), McGill/Place Ville Marie (McGill/Bonaventure Metro), Place des Arts (Place des Arts Metro) and UQAM (Berri-UQAM Metro). The most elaborate of the four with the wide variety of stores and restaurants is the McGill/Place Ville Marie sector.

Shopping - Stores Click for our   New Listings

  • Aldo - Footwear, Several Locations
  • Angela Jones - Lingerie, Saint Denis, Montreal
  • Anne-x - Clothing Womens, Several Locations
  • Astral Photo - Photography, Several Locations
  • The Bay - Shop at a Canadian institution, The Hudson's Bay Company, numerous locations including many malls and downtown, Montreal (McGill Metro, Underground City - McGill/Place Ville Marie Sector)
  • BCBG - Clothing Womens, Several Locations
  • Bedo - Clothing Mens & Womens, Several Locations
  • Bentley - Travel Accessories, Several Locations
  • Bikini Village - Swimwear, Several Locations
  • Birks Jewellers - Jewellers, Several Locations and Downtown
  • Blue Willi's - Clothing Men & Womans, 2140 Crescent St., Downtown, Montreal
  • Le Body Shop - Cosmetics, Several Locations
  • Browns - Footwear, Several Locations
  • Boutique des Metiers D'Art - Fine Artisans Crafts, Marche Bonsecours, Old Montreal
  • La Cache - Clothing Womens, Several Locations
  • Camtec Photo - Photography, 26 Notre Dame E. Montreal
  • La Casa del Habano - Fine Cigars, 1434 Sherbrooke St. W., Downtown, Montreal
  • Le Chateau - Clothing Men & Womens, Several Locations
  • Chapters - Books, Several Locations
  • Chez Men's - Clothing Mens, 1321 Ste. Catherine, W. Downtown, Montreal
  • Classy - Formal Wear Rental, Several Locations
  • Clio Blue 1468 Peel, Downtown, Montreal
  • Colori - Clothing Womens, Several Locations
  • Cuir Mont Royal - Clothing Leather, 826A Mont Royal, E., Montreal
  • Dex - Clothing Men & Womens, 3651 St. Laurent St., Montreal
  • Dubuc - Clothing Men & Womens, 4451 St. Denis, Montreal
  • Dynamite - Clothing Womens, Several Locations
  • Ernest - Clothing Mens, Several Locations
  • Escada - Clothing Womans, 1214 Sherbrooke W., Downtown Montreal
  • Future Shop - Electronics, Several Locations
  • Galerie Brigitte Desroches - Art Gallery, 2110 Crescent, Downtown, Montreal
  • Galerie Le Chariot - Old Montreal
  • Galerie Gora - Art Gallery, 460 Ste. Catherine St. W., Downtown, Montreal
  • Gap - Clothing Men & Womens, Several Locations
  • Greiche & Scaff - Glasses/Sun Glasses, Several Locations
  • Guess? - Clothing Men & Womens, Several Locations
  • Historia - Clothing Men & Womens, Several Locations
  • HMV - Music, Several Locations
  • Holt Renfrew - Shop for the finest, a number of locations including downtown, Montreal (Guy Metro - Concordia Exit)
  • Kaliyana - Clothing Womans, 4107 Saint Denis, Montreal
  • Linen Chest - Linen, Several Locations
  • Marco Fari - Jewellers, 2120 Crescent, Downtown, Montreal
  • Maison Fragrance - Cosmetics, Several Locations
  • Marie Saint Pierre - Clothing Womens, 2081 de la Montagne, Downtown, Montreal
  • Mexx - Clothing Womans, Place Montreal Trust, Downtown, Montreal
  • Milord Antiquites - 1870 Notre Dame, W., Downtown, Montreal
  • Miss Sixty -1440 Peel, Montreal
  • M/X Mannic - Footwear, 469 Ste. Catherine St. W. Downtown, Montreal
  • New Look - Glasses/Sun Glasses, Several Locations
  • Ogilvy - Perhaps North America's most interesting shopping experiences, St. Catherine St. (Peel or Guy Metro)
  • Oink Oink - Childrens Clothing, 1343 Green Avenue, Montreal
  • Old River - Clothing Mens, Several Locations
  • Part Two - Clothing Men & Womens, 1031 Mont Royal E., Montreal
  • Le Pot de Fleurs - Florist, 1340 Notre Dame W., Montreal
  • Pier 1 Imports - Decoration, 4823 Sherbrooke St. W
  • Phyllis Friedman - Antiques, 1476 Sherbrooke St. W., Downtown Montreal
  • Pharmaprix - Pharmacy, Several Locations, Montreal
  • Pronuptia - Bridal Wear, Several Locations
  • Reitmans - Womans Clothing, Several Locations, Montreal
  • Roots - Serveral Locations
  • Rudsak - Clothing Leather, 1400 Ste. Catherine W., Downtown, Montreal
  • San Francisco - Clothing, Several Locations, Montreal
  • Sears - Department Store, Several Locations, Montreal
  • Thyme - Clothing Maternity, Several Locations
  • Tristan & America - Clothing Men & Womens, Several Locations
  • La Vie en Rose - Lingerie, Several Locations
  • Yves Roche - Cosmetics, Several Locations

    Note: For Art Galleries and Boutiques see our History and Cultural Section

  • Shopping in the Surrounding Regions Click for our   New Listings

  • Champlain Mall - Shopping Complex, Brossard, Southshore, Monteregie, Quebec
  • Les Factories Saint-Sauveur - Factory Outlets, Saint-Sauveur
  • Promenades St. Bruno - Shopping Complex, St. Bruno, Southshore, Monteregie, Quebec

 

Health & Beauty Click for our   New Listings

Salons and Spas

Gyms and Health Clubs Click for our   New Listings

 

 

Beauty and Health in the Surrounding Regions Click for our   New Listings

Eastern Townships

Laurentians

Food & Gastronomy Click for our   New Listings

  • Atwater Market - Fresh produce and specialty items accessible from the Lachine bike path downtown. A great way to spend a Saturday morning in the summer. Downtown, Montreal, (Lionel-Groulx Metro)
  • Benito Meat and Deli - Italian Specialties
  • Calvadero Marche du l'Ouest - Specialty items, 11722 de Salaberry, Dollard, West Island
  • Chocolate Neuhaus - Chocolate, Sherbrooke St., Downtown
  • China Town - Every imaginable ingredient for Chinese and other asian cuisines
  • La Douceurs du Marche - Gourmet and specialty items from all over the world, Atwater Market
  • Fromagerie NDG - Over 150 cheeses, 5576 Monkland Ave, (514) 481 7793
  • Godiva Chocolatier - Chocolate, Several Locations
  • La grande degustation de vins (Wine Tasting) - St-Adolphe-d'Howard, Laurentians
  • Les Petits Plaisirs d'Andrea - 273 Laurier Avenue, Outremont, Montreal
  • Jean Talon Market - Fresh produce and specialty items in Little Italy, Parc Extension, Montreal (Jean Talon Metro)
  • Kilo - Pastry and Bakery
  • KosherFoodz.com - Online Kosher Foods
  • Lesters Deli - Online deli sales
  • Milano - Gourmet and specialty items, 6862 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal
  • Mondial de la Biere - Beer festival, Windsor Station, Downtown, Montreal
  • Optimum - Organic, 630 Sherbrooke St. W.
  • Premiere Moisson - Bakery, Excellent French Bread, Several Locations
  • SAQ - Quebec liquer and wine stores as well as specialty spirit outlets. The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) is the provincially owned distributer of wines and spirits in Quebec. Outlets are located throughout the province (you can locate them online through thier site). If you're a wine lover this is an awesome site. You can not only purchase online but you can find out which outlets currently have your favourite in stock. Search for wine by country of origin, price catagory and more. You'll also find excellent advice on wine, liquor and fine dining including recipes.
  • Costco - Finally a store which "really" provides excellent quality, service and prices!
  • IGA - Groceries, Online Shopping, Store Locator, Recipes, Coupons and Promotions, Recipes
  • Loblaws - Groceries, Online Flyer, Recipes, Cooking Classes, Photolab, PC Financial (PC Financial provides a great banking alternative to the status quo)
  • M&M - Excellent frozen specialties
  • Metro - Groceries, With Online Flyer, Store Locator, Recipes

 

Wineries and Cider Houses Click for our   New Listings

Once upon a time Canadian wines were suitable for cooking - period!. Now with our wineries bringing back gold medals from France, we can bring the bottles out of the kitchen with pride. Wineries are springing up all over the country, inspired by the success of our early pioneers in this area. Quebec is certainly coming into its own, particularly in the Eastern Townships and the Monteregie Regions. Take the opportunity to visit one of the wineries, which offer tasting tours and often have wine bars and restaurants, we're sure you'll be impressed. Some of the wineries also have accommodations ranging from simple B&Bs to rooms in luxurious estates.

Route des Vins Click for our   New Listings

Eastern Townships

Monteregie

 

Wine Web Sites Click for our   New Listings

 

Cabane a Sucre/ Sucrerie (Sugar Shacks) Surrounding Regions

Laurentains

 

Brew Pubs Click for our   New Listings

Montreal Brew Pubs
Festival Mondial de la Biere - Quebec

Real Beer
Biere.org

Brasseries

 

Holidays Click for our   New Listings

Quebec shares most of the same holidays as the rest of Canada with the exception of Saint-Jean Baptiste Day which is June the 24th. Other Canadian provinces make up for this by having an additional holiday usually on the first Monday in August. As a general rule, all provinces and territories have holidays to mark or celebrate the following:

New Years Day - January 1
Good Friday and /or Eastern Monday - Movable
Victoria Day - Monday before the 25th May
Sainte Jean-Baptiste - June 24
Canada Day - July 1
Labour Day - First Monday in September
Thanksgiving - Second Monday in October (not in sync with American Thanksgiving)
Christmas - December 25

Note: Some of these holidays are movable, usually to the nearest Monday or Friday of the week in which they fall.

Banks and Trusts Click for our   New Listings

Currency Exchange and Conversion

Banque National 801 Ste-Catherine 514-281-1985
Banque National 5070, avenue du Parc 514-273-1791
Banque National 4506 rue St-Denis 514-281-9610


The Montreal International Airport in Dorval also has an exchange office as does the Eaton Centre on Ste. Catherine in downtown Montreal.

Credit Cards Click for our   New Listings

 

Cities, Towns and Villages Click for our New Listings

Montreal use to be made up of the City of Montreal and a large number of smaller municipalities scattered all over the island. For better or for worse, Montreal has adopted the Mega City concept and is now comprised of a single entity. You will still hear plenty of references to areas by their original names such as Beaconsfield, St. Laurent, Anjou which will no doubt linger for generations in order to confuse the issue further. Finally, they are still bandying the idea about of restoring the original municipalities - this otta be good!

Maps Click for our New Listings

Montreal - Quick Reference

 

Montreal Lodging and Accommodations

Out-There's Montreal Accommodation Listings

 

 

Hostels Click for our New Listings

If you're idea of Hostelling is pulling up a piece of the rug, in an urban fallout shelter with a dozen strangers - think again. Hostels range from a place to unroll your sleeping bag, to something approaching resort like accommodations, in beautiful settings with you're own private room. Prices are still unbeatable and the company is usually interested and interesting world travelers. If you're a boarder or skier take note, there are hostels in most of the major resort areas throughout the country as well.

Hostelling International Canada

Media Click for our New Listings

Radio

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Quebec Celebrities, Performers and Personalities Click for our New Listings

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Foreign Exchange Click for our New Listings

  • Banque National 801 Ste-Catherine 514-281-1985
  • Banque National 5070, avenue du Parc 514-273-1791
  • Banque National 4506 rue St-Denis 514-281-9610
  • Eatons Centre - Ste. Catherine Street, Downtown Montreal
  • The Montreal International Airport in Doval also has an exchange office.

RVs, Motorhomes and Campers Click for our New Listings

Eastern Townships

  • Caravanes 55 - (819) 846-6055, Bromtonville, Eastern Townships
  • Roulottes Evasion - Sherbrooke, Eastern Townships

Lanaudier

History and Culture Click for our New Listings

Historic Sites and Museums

Artisanat, Art Boutiques and Galeries Click for our New Listings

Churches, Cathederals and Shrines Click for our New Listings

 

 
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