Souvenir Shopping Part 2, 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 2 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 2
Guide Location: Canada » Montreal (See other walking tours in Montreal)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Author: Daniel
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SAQ

1) SAQ

What to buy here: Ice Wine and Cider.

When most people think of wine, they think of a nice red to go with a steak, or of a dry white to enjoy on the patio. Ice wine, however, remains a mystery to most visitors (even though Canada is the world’s largest producer). Both its production and taste are different from the regular table wines: since the grapes are harvested while completely frozen, only the sugars and other dissolved solids can be extracted, resulting in a concentrated and...   view more
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Jean-Talon Market

2) Jean-Talon Market

Jean-Talon Market it's a fascinating food market located within the Little Italy neighborhood. Here you will find all kinds of vegetables, fruits, fish, cheese, bakeries and other shops specialized on food. Everything is so fresh and yummy.

What to buy here: Canned Foods.

Who would think of buying canned food abroad when so few people eat them at home anyway? When in Montreal, think again. Quebeckers were not always prosperous - men worked draining hours in the cold and woman had to...   view more
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Fromagerie Hamel

3) Fromagerie Hamel

What to buy here: Quebec Cheeses.

Maybe it’s because of the French heritage, but Montrealers love themselves a good piece of locally produced cheese (and not just the cheese curds on their poutine). There are many cheese farms all around the province that offer every type of cheese paste, from soft to blue-veined to firm, all of which can be used to cook delicious meals or served in a cheese plate for dessert. The brands Oka, Saint-Benoît, Saint-Paulin and Trois-Pistoles are particularly...   view more
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Little Italy

4) Little Italy

Montreal has a large population of Italian Canadians and most of them have settled at Little Italy. This settlement lies to the city’s North East and can be accessed from the downtown in five minutes. This is where many families have made their home after World War II in the nineteenth century.

A visit to Little Italy is worth it on your trip to Montreal. Enjoy the unique cultural treasures such as La Difesa Church this vibrant neighborhood has to offer. La Difesa Church was constructed in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Saint-Viateur café-bakery

5) Saint-Viateur café-bakery

What to buy here: Montreal Bagels.

Montreal is one foodie city with many well-known delicacies, including the famous bagels (often in competition with New York’s version). Montreal’s bagels are not only much tastier, but also sweeter and smaller. The best place to enjoy bagels in Montreal is undoubtedly the legendary Saint-Viateur café-bakery at 263 Saint-Viateur West (open 24/7 for the continuous enjoyment of your taste buds). The dough is hand-rolled, boiled in honey water and baked in...   view more
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Avenue Laurier Ouest

6) Avenue Laurier Ouest (must see)

An upscale commercial street, Laurier Ouest Avenue (Avenue Laurier) is popular, fashionable and always busy. It is great for spending money and even simply looking around. It is a commercial and residential street in Montreal, Quebec. It crosses the boroughs of Outremont, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal and Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie. It is known for its cafés, restaurants and specialty stores, especially near Park Avenue and east of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park. The largest concentration of shops on...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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La Banquise

7) La Banquise

What to buy here: Poutine sauce.

Even though Montreal is well-known for its high gastronomical standards and variety… it does have one little quirk to it. Poutine will always be its most famous dish, whether people opt for its comfort-food feel on gray days or hangover-curing powers. Made with French fries, cheese curds and a special gravy sauce, it does sound as unappealing as it looks. But once you get your first bite, you know you have entered a new level of gluttony, and you know...   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.
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
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 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
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

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: 3.2 km
Religious Buildings Walking Tour, Montreal

Religious Buildings Walking Tour, Montreal

Montreal is considered one of the most amazing Canadian cities. With an old and rich history, this city offers some great sights for those who are interested in religious buildings, not to mention the world’s famous St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal that is a gem of Montreal. Take this walking tour to discover some of Montreal's most famous religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.3 km
The Titanic Walking Tour, Montreal

The Titanic Walking Tour, Montreal

Thanks to James Cameron's blockbuster movie, "Titanic", people from all over the world are aware of the luxury liner that sank on its maiden voyage in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. However, not everyone knows that Montreal has a significant number of Titanic-related sites. Take this walking tour to discover the main Montreal sights related to the famous Titanic.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.9 km

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