Chinatown has its origins as early as 1860 when Chinese immigrants came to Montreal in search of work and prosperity. They settled mainly on de la Gauchetiere and lower St. Laurent Blvd. Today Chinatown is a vibrant community and the original settlement has transformed from residential to commercial.
For authentic Chinese food lovers the only place to go is Chinatown! Stroll along the main thoroughfare de la Gauchetiere and experience first hand the hustle and bustle of a vibrant culture. Street merchants selling everything from tasty treats to caricatures will entertain you. You will find great gift ideas including beautiful kimonos, lingerie, crafts and china.
No trip to Chinatown is complete without sampling some of the local cuisine, the best that Chinatown has to offer will find you at Restaurant Hong Kong, Le Jardin du Nord and Ming Yeng, serving up Chinese specialties for visitors and locals alike. Choose from a variety of dishes such as Won Ton soups, dumplings, Peking Duck, Crispy Chicken, General Tao, Sea Bass and Lobster dishes.
See you there!