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
Personal favorite when it comes to imported electronic music.
364B, Sherbrooke East
Small, but very good selection.
554, Duluth East
French cuisine. Won a award for its design.
3469 Park Avenue
My favorite japanese restaurant. Feels really japanese compared to other japanese restaurants here. Very friendly staff.
367, Mont-Royal East
Greasy Canadian breakfasts. Vegetarians beware.
Nice place to go out for a drink.
290, Ste-Catherine East
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 located at 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.
Text: Jean-Philippe Beauchamp
Photos: Jean-Simon Laporte