It is one of the most anticipated festivals in Montreal!! As summer is ending, Montrealers look forward to this sidewalk sale festival that combines street food, great sales, music and games! The shopping is unbelievable!! You can buy summer designer labels for under $20! The Main is known for its diversity in ethnic cusines and markets! Imagine the amazing aromas coming from the street vendors. BBQs with Spanish chorizo or Chicken with the famous Portuguese Piri sauce, just to name a few… The Main is a very bohemian part of town and many appreciate that laid back, funky attitude! After savoring street foods from Spain, Portugal and Romania, we settled at a table and enjoyed a pitcher of locally brewed beer! It was a lovely way to spend a Friday evening in Montreal! Montreal – we love you!!
Downtown Montreal throbs to the beat of Sainte-Catherine Celebrates, the largest sidewalk sale in Canada. The street is closed to automobiles in order to accommodate the huge crowds that turn out for this annual event, which has become an essential part of summer in Montreal. Dancers, singers and DJs are on hand to create a festive atmosphere. Stores will be outside so that bargain hunters can take advantage of the biggest sale of the year on Sainte Catherine Street.
Beneath the city streets, Visitors to Montreal can explore the underground city; an enormous underground structure integrated into the city’s major commercial districts. It is known for being the largest underground complex in the world, containing and linking to over 200 restaurants, 1700 boutiques, 30 movie theatres, halls, museums, and hotels, all connected to 10 of the city’s subway stations. This unique feature has made people often refer to Montreal as “two cities in one” and can allow visitors to explore the city without having to worry about bad weather or lengthy travel time between the city’s shopping districts.
On July 14 and 15, downtown Montreal will pulsate to the rhythms of La Sainte-Catherine célèbre, Canada’s biggest sidewalk sale. Sainte Catherine Street West will be closed to vehicular traffic between Bleury and Saint Marc streets for two days to accommodate the huge crowds that will visit the 15th edition of this event, which has become an annual Montreal tradition. With the Just for Laughs Terra Karnaval parade taking place in the evening, it’s the perfect time to spend a fantastic weekend downtown, taking full advantage of all the stores, the terrasses and summer in Montreal. Montrealers are all invited to be a part of this festive weekend.