Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Montreal

It would be a pity to leave Montreal without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Montreal, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 1
Guide Location: Canada » Montreal (See other walking tours in Montreal)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Author: Daniel
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Bonsecours Market

1) Bonsecours Market

What to buy here: Artisan Jewelry.

Quebeckers have a long history of working with their hands, ever since the first settlements in the 17th century, whether they were carpenters, painters, cooks or jewelers. This heritage is still very strong today and results in beautiful local works of art, always made with love by expert artisans, and jewelry being the prevalent industry. With the ever growing popularity of certified Canadian diamonds, which are mined, cut and polished in the Northwest...   view more
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Les délices de l’érable

2) Les délices de l’érable

What to buy here: Maple Products.

A trip to Montreal would not be complete without some sort of maple souvenir. After all, the province of Quebec is by far the largest producer of maple syrup in the world, with about 75% of the global supply! Once you have grabbed a mandatory can of syrup (remember, the darker the syrup, the stronger the taste), make sure to take your taste buds a little further down the sweet path and explore the vast range of products available, such as maple butter, maple...   view more
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Saint-Paul Street

3) Saint-Paul Street

What to buy here: Aboriginal handicraft.

First Nations and Indians are essential parts of the Canadian history, and their beautiful handicraft and art is very much coveted – the authentic pieces that is, not the generic stuff you can get in the tourist’s shops downtown. Their highly artistic culture dates back from several centuries, and has been passed on from generation to generation since then. There are many different items to choose from, but the most popular key pieces are the dream...   view more
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Varietes Notre-Dame

4) Varietes Notre-Dame

What to buy here: Canadian Coins.

Pretty much every country in the world has its own set of coins, each of which representing something significant in the country’s history and culture. Canada is no exception! Canadian coins are all different in sizes, metals and design, with the one notable exception of the heads side, which always represents the ruling British monarch. Have a look at the 1 cent maple leaf, the 5 cent beaver, the 10 cents boat, the 25 cents caribou, the $1 loon or the...   view more
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Complexe Desjardins

5) Complexe Desjardins

On your trip to Montreal, pay a visit to the city’s downtown where you will find one of the best multifunctional buildings called Complexe Desjardins. Apart from many office buildings, this complex features a hotel and a shopping mall.

As this complex is close to some of the major tourist attractions in Montreal such as Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Quartier des Spectacles and Place des Arts, it is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Complexe Desjardins offers at least...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Bay

6) The Bay

What to buy here: The Bay Point Blanket.

Not only is The Bay the most popular chain store throughout the country, it is also the oldest company in all of North America. While it may look like another generic department store, it has a strong Canadian identity and is not afraid to show it, with many typically Canadian products in store, including the famous memorabilia from the 2010 Winter Olympics. But one of the most coveted items is without a doubt the point blanket, a large wool quilt...   view more

Walking Tours in Montreal, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Montreal

Create Your Own Walk in Montreal

Creating your own self-guided walk in Montreal is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping Part 3

Souvenir Shopping Part 3

Montreal is an exciting city that features all kinds of entertainment. And if you like shopping, here you can find some of the most beautiful and promising shops and markets. Take this walking tour for a unique shopping experience in Montreal.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Ville-Marie Nightlife

Ville-Marie Nightlife

Montreal is a vibrant, multicultural city, offering fascinating nightlife options. The choice of bars, dance clubs and lounges is fabulous. Take the walking tour suggested below to experience the most exciting nightclubs in Montreal.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Night

Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Night

Montreal is a vibrant, multicultural city, offering fascinating nightlife options. The choice of bars, dance clubs and lounges is fabulous. Take the walking tour suggested below to experience the most exciting nightclubs in Montreal.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Old Montreal Walking Tour

Old Montreal Walking Tour

Take a tour to discover the oldest district in Montreal. It features numerous unique houses dating back over 300 years, museums, art galleries and a great choice of fine restaurants and cafés. Here you'll also find two of the most popular churches in Montreal - the Basilique de Notre Dame and the Chapelle de Notre Dame de Bon-Secours. Enjoy exploring the highlights of Old Montreal.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Montreal without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Montreal, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Montreal is an old, yet at the same time, modern metropolis, flagship of Canada's Quebec. Sitting on an island in the Saint Lawrence River with Mt. Royal (to which the city owes its name) at its center, Montreal represents a blend of architectural moods, from French colonial to bohemian, and a wealth of cultural trends and notable attractions – historic buildings, parks, museums, galleries and more. To appreciate Montreal in its entirety, take this orientation walk and enjoy yourself in this beautiful city to the fullest!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km

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