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 below to view upcoming events and prices.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Bonsecours MarketFee: No; except for some exhibtions and special events
Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.
- 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
Category: Art Galleries Shopping Centers
350 Rue Saint-Paul E
Montreal, QC H2Y 1H2
Phone: +1 514-872-7730
Rick B. Aug-13-2019
For over 100 years this building housed the primary farmers' market for the Montreal area. After standing idle for a few years there was some talk of... Read More
Kirsten K. Oct-01-2019
Don't bother coming here unless you're comfortable dropping $500 on a bracelet or $200 on a purse. If you are looking to purchase high quality... Read More
Jeffrey S. Sep-05-2018
Passed through here very briefly on my most recent trip to Montreal, and if ever there was a story about incongruous outsides v insides, this is it. It's an... Read More
Accommodations near Bonsecours Market:
|Metro Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Line 2 - Orange||Champ-de-Mars||5 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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