Bonsecours Market

This majestic Palladian structure is an iconic Montreal landmark

The historical Bonsecours Market in Montreal
The historical Bonsecours Market in Montreal

Bonsecours Market is an upscale marketplace that resides in on iconic Montreal building and landmark located on a site the is steeped in local history.

This beautiful and majestic Palladian style structure with its distinctive silver dome looks out over the Old Port of Montreal. It is one of the most photographed landmarks in all of Montreal.

Built over a period 3 years from 1844-1847, Bonsecouers Market, in addition to being the city's central farmers market, served the role of Montreal City Hall for 25 years from 1852 through 1878. It has also been a venue for many civic events including concerts, banquets and exhibitions.

The market was closed in 1963 and the building was in danger of demolition, but fortunately that never happened and in 1984 it was officially declared a National Historic Site of Canada.

Today Bonsecours Market has been completely restored and it is a very popular site with tourists and locals alike. Within the market you will find a mall containing total of 15 boutique shops and galleries that are selling unique products including fashion, jewellery and works of art that are from the province of Quebec as well as other parts of Canada. There are also 3 restaurants located inside the market.

The market also hosts a variety of events and exhibitions during the year. There are admission charges for some of these. Please see the official website link above to view upcoming events and prices.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No; except for some exhibtions and special events.

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: 350 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2, Canada

Phone: (514) 872-7730

Official Website: Bonsecours Market

Directions

Metro Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Line 2 - OrangeChamp-de-Mars5 Minutes

How to get to Bonsecours Market by Metro

By Metro: Make your way to Champ-de-Mars Metro Station on Line 2 and take the Saint_Antoine Sud (South) exit. Walk to your right (south) along Rue Gosford to Rue Saint Paul and go left. The columned entrance to the market is just ahead on your right.

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5Bonsecours Market Star Rating

5 Star Rating Made in Canada Market Local artists designed brand clothing, jewelry, crafts and souvenirs are sold in this heritage building. This is one of the few locations promoting Canadian made products. Old Montreal is beautifully preserved and this building is great example mixing old building with new products.

io media - 19 hours ago

4 Star Rating Well it's a block down from where I live so I got over the whole aura of it. It's ok to be honest, it has a great history for sure but it's underwhelming. The shops are well maintained and very organized. It's a tourist attraction so it has all those kind of shops. Souvenir and Canada made products are available if you want to grab few..

Piyush Jain - 10 days ago

5 Star Rating Good option to buy quality gifts from Montreal. Ex.:Maple syrup, clothes and many different arts from local artists. There are good coffee and clean toilets inside.

Gustavo da Silva Trindade - 19 days ago

3 Star Rating An easily fixed safety hazard ! Upstairs in the room with photos of the victims of the Quebec Mosque shooting. Someone should have figured this out. I saw an elderly woman almost trip face-first into the wall (far left corner). I caught my balance when the toe of my shoe struck THE CURB ! ... when leaning forward to read the 'too small' text under those 2 photos. Or !! Just relocate those 2 photos.

Michael Labbee - 3 months ago

3 Star Rating 🔹️Selling everything from Utilitarian knives to Maple Products to Dream Weavers, Jewellery and other trinkets, it's certainly one of those "touristy" places where one buys a keepsake or gift item for family/friends back home. 🔹️This market was originally constructed in 1844 and once housed Montreal's City Hall for more than 25 years. Certainly it is a photo worthy place with it's dome shaped facade and impressive pillared entrance. 🔹️Currently there are a few restaurants/cafe on site and a public washroom. Even if you don't have intentions of making any purchases it's still a decent place to stop by.

Amelia Does Dinner - 3 months ago

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Video tour of Marché Bonsecours narrated in French

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