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Saint-Catherine Street West

A bustling commercial thoroughfare in the heart of a major Canadian city, famed for its shops, restaurants, and vibrant cultural scene.
  • Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest

Tips from the community

Covering an intensely long 11-kilometer stretch, Saint-Catherine Street is Montréal’s main commercial thoroughfare and tourist attraction. This street is always poppin. We’re talkin’ restaurants. We’re talkin’ bars. We’re talkin’ retail (if you walk the whole stretch, you’ll swear you passed by at least 7 Forever 21s). During the day, you’ll find locals, tourists and families shopping and grabbing a bite to eat. At night, you might spot some shady drug deals and groups of plastered 18-year-olds. It’s give and take, but overall, a must-stop spot when you’re in town. How to: Once a year, Sainte Catherine shuts down and retailers fill the streets for a giant (Canada’s largest, in fact) sidewalk sale. A perfect opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and get your shop on.

leah 5 years ago

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