When you think of markets in Montreal, one of the first ones that come to mind is probably Atwater Market, or maybe Jean-Talon. But did you know that there are many more markets in and around Montreal? There are so many incredible spots to try to give you a taste of what Quebec has to offer.
Because if there are two things we should all take seriously, it's our food and our plants.
Anyone who has a flair for flavour knows that it's not enough to make delicious food. It has to be made with love.
And love is definitely one of the key ingredients when it comes to these vendors.
Since one of the best parts of going to a market is looking around and seeing what you want, why shouldn't your choice of markets be the same?
Whether you're looking for ingredients to make a dish at home, in the mood to add more colourful flowers to your garden, or taking a look for that thing you didn't even know that you needed, take a look at these seven markets on and around the island for the next time you're thinking "Let's go to a market!"
Address: 1875 rue Notre-Dame, Lachine, QC
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
This is the oldest public market in Montreal. Located on the iconic Lachine canal bike path, it's a great way to get out and enjoy the views and history the city has to offer.
Marché de la Gare de Sherbrooke
Address: 10, Place de la Gare, Sherbrooke, QC
Hours: Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come explore the local goods and local people selling the best the Eastern Townships has to offer. Many people like to take their finds and make a picnic to enjoy the region that they're deliciously experiencing.
Marché public de Magog
Address: 132, chemin de la Plage des Cantons, Magog, QC
Hours: Sunday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located in beautiful Magog, this farmer's market is one of the most lively and exciting places to go in the area. Plus, it's right on the beach, so when it comes to beach day snacks, you know you're set.
Marché de l'Ouest
Address: 11600, boul. Salaberry, Dollard-Des Ormeaux, QC
Hours: Every day 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Out in the west island is this local spot with indoor and outdoor vendors boasting some of the best in the city. Open all year, it's a great spot to see and taste what's new and exciting from your favourite stall.
Marché d'été de Val-David
Address: 1361, rue de l'Académie, Val-David, QC
Hours: Saturday 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
In the breathtaking Laurentians is this charming market. But it's more than just a market: It's the heart and soul of the village, where the locals hang and your new go-to spot.
Marché des Éclusiers
Address: 400, rue de la Commune St O., Montreal, QC
Hours: Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Farmer's Market)
Marché des Éclusiers is one of Montreal's most popular spots to chill out and hang out. But did you know that there's also a farmer's market every Saturday? Of course, you can also head inside to see the regular vendors, too.
Address: 3535, Autoroute Jean-Noël-Lavoie O., Laval, QC
Hours: Every day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Just on the other side of the canal is Laval's favourite market. They've had vendors with them since the beginning (over 30 years!) and have welcomed more and more throughout the years.
Enjoy your market-filled day.