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Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours), Montreal

Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours), Montreal

For over a century this elongated two-story building, inaugurated in 1847, housed the main agricultural market for the Montreal area. With its tin-plated dome and neoclassical style, it's considered one of the ten major achievements in the history of Canadian architecture. After standing idle for a few years there was some talk of tearing it down, but that changed in 1963 when it was re-purposed as a place for exclusive boutiques selling everything from authentic Canadian crafts to jewelry, leather, and hand-blown glass, all designed and made in Québec. All the maple tree products you can imagine can be found here, too: maple beer, maple wine, maple butter, and even maple lollipop.

If shopping doesn't appeal, just walk around the exterior of the grand-looking building to find great angles to photograph its architectural features such as the dome and columns. Cafés and restaurants line the facade, and there are still events being hosted – from banquets to trade fairs, weddings and conferences.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am–6pm (Jan-Mar / Nov–Dec 15); Sun-Wed: 10am–6pm; Thu-Sat: 10am–9pm (Apr 1–Jun 22 / Labor Day–Oct 31); Mon-Sat: 10am–9pm; Sun: 10am–6pm (Jun 23–Labor Day); Mon-Sat: 10am–7pm; Sun: 10am–6pm (last two weeks of Dec)

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Sight Name: Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours)
Sight Location: Montreal, Canada
Sight Type: Shopping
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