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 below to view upcoming events and prices.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Bonsecours Market

Fee: No; except for some exhibtions and special events

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Address: 350 Rue Saint-Paul E
Montreal, QC H2Y 1H2
Canada

Phone: +1 514-872-7730

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
3 out of 5 3 Star Rating
Based on 51 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating 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

Rick B. Aug-13-2019

2 Star Rating 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

Kirsten K. Oct-01-2019

2 Star Rating This market has a great location (inside Old Montreal) and a great story (it's a beautiful historic building along the water). However, it has become a... Read More

Austin G. Aug-21-2019

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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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Video tour of Marché Bonsecours narrated in French

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