Mile End, Canada’s "Hipster Capital" (Self Guided), Montreal

While in Montreal you really should take in Mile End, know as Canada’s “Hipster Capital”. The area isn’t very large – covering around ten blocks, which makes it ideal for leisurely exploring. The neighborhood abounds with interesting architecture and is home to a host of underground artists who regularly put on live shows in the local theatre and in most of the area’s bars. There are also plenty of galleries to discover works by well-known and local artists.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, there are two wonderful bakeries which are renowned throughout the city for their delicious goodies and if you are staying on for a meal, you’ll find no shortage of very good restaurants and snack bars. The many coffee houses are frequented by artists, students and even filmmakers and are pretty lively places to enjoy a cup of excellent coffee.

Mile End is a great place for clothes shopping too; you will find something here to suite every taste and purse – from top-range designer fashions to very good second-hand stores where you can be sure of finding a bargain. All in all, Mile End is definitely one of the best areas in Montreal to visit.
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Mile End, Canada’s "Hipster Capital" Map

Guide Name: Mile End, Canada’s "Hipster Capital"
Guide Location: Canada » Montreal
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: emily
4890 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Espace Go

1) 4890 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Espace Go

5039 Rue Saint-Dominique, Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End

2) 5039 Rue Saint-Dominique, Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End

5200 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

3) 5200 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

5201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Lawrence Restaurant

4) 5201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Lawrence Restaurant

5240 Avenue du Parc, Le Cabaret du Mile End

7) 5240 Avenue du Parc, Le Cabaret du Mile End

5434 Avenue du Parc, La bibliothèque du Mile End

8) 5434 Avenue du Parc, La bibliothèque du Mile End

263 Saint-Viateur Ouest, St-Viateur Bagel

9) 263 Saint-Viateur Ouest, St-Viateur Bagel

Saint-Urbain Street corner Saint-Viateur West, Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony

12) Saint-Urbain Street corner Saint-Viateur West, Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony

5505 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Ubisoft

13) 5505 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Ubisoft

5723 Avenue du Parc Montréal, Rialto Theatre

14) 5723 Avenue du Parc Montréal, Rialto Theatre

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