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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
If you find yourself in Montreal, looking to do some shopping but the weather has you reluctant, then be sure to try out the underground "city" of shopping "malls". I especially recommend the Complexe Desjardins with it's indoor water fountains.
Very cool spot to get all your shopping done. Major malls are all interconnected through the underground. What a great place to go when in Montreal...doesn’t matter what it’s doing outside...rain, sun, fog, snow....it’s all the same in the underground! Got a lot of our...More
We had read a lot about this labyrinth of shopping malls, but you cannot take in just how big it is, we really entered by accident, we went into Simons and somehow we ended up in the underground city, we took advice and didn’t wonder...More
Having never experienced this sort of thing before, it was quite interesting. Stores galore. Largest food court I’ve ever seen. While I didn’t walk the entire length, found the part I navigated easy to follow. You just have to pay attention. Since the city is...More
The Underground City is very convenient and is a fun shield from the cold, but the signs are bit confusing and it's not really a place to leisurely stroll. I'd hate to encourage tourists as it's clearly that city dwellers use these passage ways to...More
The underground is a great place to avoid the weather, but it can be very tough to navigate. Once you get to the shopping area, it is easy to navigate, but trying to get through the tunnels from you hotel is a bit confusing. Nice...More
The crisp fall temperatures were just coming in when we arrived in Montreal. We were bundled up roaming the streets with wind blowing in our faces. We were pleasantly surprised when we discovered the underground. It was warm and convenient compared to the cold temperatures...More
A decent way to spend the day if there’s bad weather outside. We felt lost at times, but following the rule of just keep walking in the direction of the “RESO” signs you saw got us where we needed to go (although circuitously at times)....More
amazing that you can walk almost anywhere in Montreal without having the be exposed to the elements. I image in winter these walkways are packed with commuters. There are plenty of shops to view while walking. We walked from near McGill to Old Town and...More
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
professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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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
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.
The underground shopping area is quite large and it’s easy to get turned around. Finding your car after an extensive underground shopping experience may be challenging.
Metro stops are located around the underground city. So my recommendation is leave the car at your hotel and use the public transportation it’s easy and convenient. Montreal prides itself on its clean and effecient public transportation. Or if you like there are plenty of cabs. Either option is better than driving your car. For me once you arrive in Montreal park the car and leave it parked until you are ready to depart the city.
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
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 from the Peel Metro - Inn by Marriott Montreal.
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
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 same place.
Have fun exploring, but take a map with you.