Here’s a quick guide to some of the places I found interesting in Montreal when it comes to shopping, eating, and partying. I’ve included addresses and the corresponding metro stations.
222 Ste-Catherine West (Guy-Concordia)
Personal favorite when it comes to imported electronic music.
364B Sherbrooke East (Sherbrooke)
Small, but very good selection.
2044 Metcalfe (Peel)
554 Duluth East
French cuisine. Won a award for its design.
3469 Park Avenue (Place-des-Arts)
My favorite Japanese restaurant. Feels really Japanese compared to other Japanese restaurants here. Very friendly staff.
367 Mont-Royal East (Mont-Royal)
Greasy Canadian breakfasts. Vegetarians beware.
4040 St-Laurent (St-Laurent)
Nice place to go out for a drink.
3956 St-Laurent (St-Laurent)
290 Ste-Catherine East (Berri-UQAM)
Trashy cowboy karaoke bar. Cheap beer. Must see.
Of course there are many other things to see in Montreal, these are only a few suggestions. I didn’t include anything as far as where to shop for clothes as there are far too many shop and boutiques. A good place to start would be Les Cours Mont-Royal (1550 Metcalfe), where you’ll be able to find all the brand names.
Because the Canadian dollar is cheap compared to other currencies, Montreal is a good place to come for vacation.