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 ClosedHours 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
|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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Ratedout of 5
Nice place to stop by especially during the cold weather. Lots of shops with regional items made by artisanal artist. There are a couple of restaurants there as well but when I went most of them were under renovation so I was unable to delve in deeper. Perhaps next time but definitely worth a visit
Randall Ewing - 4 days ago
Great building, accommodating boutiques with art and artisanal items consistent with Montreal and Canada. Nice bistro-cafe available. They also hold exhibitions and other cultural events.
Ewa Spoczynska - 20 days ago
The Market makes a great place to duck out of the Sixteen Hundreds for a moment and enjoy a beer served in a modern bar or shop for a gift. It's a great place to warm up and use a proper loo with out some proprietor giving the third degree. The Cafe of Arts & Brewski understand the universal language of hospitality.
Will Juntunen - 1 month ago
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 - 2 months ago
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 - 2 months ago