Montreal souvenir shops that have the goods

Besides snapshots and good memories, we also like to collect mementoes of our travels, but that doesn't necessarily mean getting a trinket from the first tourist shop we see! For yourself or to give to a fan of Montreal and Quebec, there are many places in the city where you can find beautiful and unique souvenirs, as well as gifts for an art lover or sports fan.

Boutique-Librairie M

1390 Rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, QC H3G 1J5

You'll find creations from several countries but mostly by Quebec and Canadian artists. Sculptures, home decor accessories, textiles, jewellery, craft and design pieces: the shop offers a wide choice which reflects the diversity of the Museum's collection and exhibitions. There is a children's section and, since the MMFA is one of Canada's largest publishers of art books, naturally they also have a large selection of books on art.

Musée d'Art Contemporain De Montréal

185, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 3X5

This boutique features many stylish or unusual items, often made in Quebec but also some from New York or Europe. They have decorative stationery, home accessories, jewelry and watches, scarves, children's toys, Museum souvenirs, prints and decorations... forcreative shopping that highlights designs by local artists.

Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archeology and History of Montreal

350 Place Royale, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y5

Great inspiration is offered by a wide choice of historical objects like reproductions of maps, Native American products and exhibition catalogues. Books on history and travel as well as jewellery present other gift possibilities and they also have items for children. When you can't shop in person, the museum also has an online boutique.

Cooperative D'Artisans L'Empreinte

88, rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G6

In the heart of Old Montreal, this gallery and boutique is one of the largest craft cooperatives in Quebec. More than 85 artisans offer a variety of unique products expertly crafted from carefully selected materials: from tableware, clothing and jewellery to musical instruments, stationery and toys. You can also shop online.

Galerie D'Art Inuit Images Boréales

4 Rue St Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G1

Located in a historic building in Old Montreal, the gallery offers traditional and contemporary works by renowned Inuit artists as well as emerging ones. Sculptures and prints are featured and a team of experts will be able to help you with your selection. Your purchase can be delivered anywhere in the world.

La Guilde

1356 rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1J1

A historical institution which has been presenting crafts, Inuit art and First Nations art for a hundred years, the Guild offers a vast selection of handmade work: sculptures, prints, jewellery, textiles and creations in ceramic, wood, glass, metal and leather. Consultants on site can guide you toward an informed choice, especially for a corporate gift, and purchases can be shipped anywhere in the world.

Elca London Gallery

1444 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1K4

Since the 1960s, the Elca London Gallery has been renowned for its exclusive collection of Inuit art. You will find sculptures, prints and tapestries in a great variety of styles, made by internationally recognized or emerging Inuit artists. All pieces can be delivered worldwide.

Would you like a change of pace from downtown shopping, with its teeming sidewalks and super crowded stores? Head to the western end of Sainte-Catherine Street and turn onto Sherbrooke Street West: here, and along Greene and Victoria Avenues, you’ll find the many lovely shops of Westmount!
A walk down Laurier Avenue West will surely put you in the mood for shopping. Lined with interesting boutiques and unique shops, this thoroughfare has something for everyone, and particularly for those in search of the latest ideas in fashion.
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