Sainte-Catherine
Street
Quartier des
Spectacles
Montreal museum
of contemporary art
Underground City Old Montreal Palais de congres McGill
university
Montreal Museum
of Fine Arts
Bell center Downtown
business

Neighbourhood

 

At the crossroads of Montreal life 

Surrounded by downtown’s busiest commercial arteries to the east, Old Montreal to the south, the festival district to the west, and Mount Royal Park to the north, Hotel Birks places you minutes away from Montreal’s finest cultural, historical, business, and lifestyle landmarks. 

SAINTE CATHERINE ST.


Exit the hotel and you will find yourself on Square Phillips, bustling with artisans in the summer and surrounded by some of the city’s best restaurants. Turn left and explore the most beautiful stretch of rue Ste-Catherine, one of Canada’s most famous and busiest shopping arteries.

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QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

175 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 1Y9


Montreal’s famous Quartier des Spectacles (theatre district) is a 5-minute walk away. The Place des Arts complex presents a non-stop program of world-class concerts and shows in the city’s most prestigious venues. Its open-air areas and packed calendar of international festivals attract over 7 million visitors every year.

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MONTREAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

185 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5


Take a 7-minute stroll and visit the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada’s first contemporary art museum and the only one in the country devoted to both performing and visual arts. Its collection houses over 7,000 works by more than 1,500 artists from Quebec and Canada, as well as contributions by influential international artists.

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UNDERGROUND CITY

585 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3B 3Y5


The access to Montreal’s Underground city, the world’s largest underground shopping area, is a few feet away: 32 kilometers of tunnels and 12 square kilometers of interconnected office towers, hotels, shopping centers, residential and commercial complexes, convention halls, universities, and performing arts venues. The network is much appreciated in the winter, when shoppers and workers roam cozily through the city’s downtown core.

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OLD MONTREAL


Old Montreal is one of the most popular destinations in Canada. Settled in 1605 by Samuel de Champlain, the picturesque neighborhood covers one quarter of a  square mile of gorgeous historical buildings and cobblestone streets, bustling with restaurants, bars, art galleries, museums, shops, landmark sites, and all-year-round waterfront activities. It is only a 5-minute ride away from Hotel Birks and accessible by foot through the Underground City.

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Palais des Congrès

1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl, Montreal, QC H2Z 1H5


The Palais des Congrès, a venue short-listed for the title of World’s Best Congress Centre, is a 5-minute ride away. The Palais hosts the city’s largest trade shows and business conventions inside 200,000 sq. feet of ultramodern exhibition and meeting facilities.

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McGILL UNIVERSITY

845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4


Established in 1821 and located a few minutes away from Hotel Birks, McGill University hosts a population of 40,000 Canadian, American, and international students in a beautiful 80-acre downtown campus. With the highest admission requirements in Canada, McGill University offers degrees and diplomas in over 300 fields of study and is a major contributor to the cultural and social life of the city.

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MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

1380 Sherbrooke St. W, Montréal, QC H3G 1J5


Situated in the historic Golden Square Mile neighborhood, minutes from Hotel Birks, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts hosts a permanent collection of close to 44,000 works by legendary Canadian and international artists, and a calendar filled with some of the finest traveling exhibitions in the world. Any time of the year, art lovers are certain to discover imaginative and meticulously curated shows worth a trip.

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BELL CENTER

1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montreal, QC H4B 5G0


Home of the legendary Montreal Canadiens hockey team, the Bell Center is one of the world’s busiest arenas and a mandatory stop for the biggest names in show business. When visiting the city, always check the Bell Center’s calendar: you might just catch that insane concert of a lifetime.

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DOWNTOWN BUSINESS AND FUN


When you stay at Hotel Birks, you are in the heart of everything. Its downtown location is a portal to an endless world of activities and discoveries for pleasure and business. The hotel is steps away from Montreal’s vast network of interconnected office towers and its myriad of restaurants, shops, bars, and picturesque streets.

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