Jean-Talon Market is the place to see a different side of Montréal than the glamorous, French metropolis. At this farmers market located in Little Italy, you will see a rural and diverse Montréal where local farmers and artisans thrive. Arrive hungry, and enjoy.
The main attraction of Jean-Talon Market is the sight of its fresh produce. Most of the market’s approximately 300 vendors sell fruits and vegetables, often in colors that you have probably never seen before. Tour the aisles to find baskets of yellow, green and purple cauliflower alongside the usual white. Enjoy the strings of shiny red and green jalapeños hanging over many stands. Also, look for purple and white bell peppers that complement the usual varieties.
Visit the market between June and October to catch it at its most lively. During the warm months, the market expands outside to become the largest open-air market in North America. This is also when the produce is at its freshest. The market remains open year-round, but in the winter months it is walled up from the cold, and vendors have to source their produce from elsewhere.
Look for Canadian specialties among the stands. Buy a pitcher of maple syrup and some ice wine, both bottled in the area by Québécois farmers. Try a maple-glazed salmon caught from the St. Lawrence River.
Foods from across the world are common fare at Jean-Talon Market as well. Drink an espresso at an Italian café, or eat dinner at one of the nearby restaurants in Little Italy. Eat a Moroccan pastry or a Mexican taco at one of the stands in the snack bar.
The market is easily accessible by bus or train, with stops only a 5-minute walk away. Parking is available as well. You should arrive early in the morning to claim a spot.
Jean-Talon Market is open daily. Bring cash, since most vendors do not accept credit cards.
Situated in Montreal, this historic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Jean-Talon Market and Plaza St-Hubert. Uniprix Stadium and Jarry Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Jean Talon Station is only a 4-minute walk and De Castelnau Station is 6 minutes.
Located in Ville-Marie, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sainte-Catherine Street, University of Quebec-Montreal, and Bonsecours Market. Notre Dame Basilica and Christ Church Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km). Champ-de-Mars Station is only a 4-minute walk and Saint Laurent Station is 7 minutes.
This penthouse-style hotel comprises the top two floors of the 17-story Place Bonaventure business and shopping complex and is linked by elevator to Montréal's underground city.
Situated in Montreal, this condo building is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Uniprix Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Percival Molson Memorial Stadium and University of Montreal. Mount Royal Park and Christ Church Cathedral are also within 3 mi (5 km). De Castelnau Station is 14 minutes by foot and Beaubien Station is 16 minutes.
Located in Little Italy, this vacation home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Plaza St-Hubert and within 3 mi (5 km) of Notre Dame Basilica and Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. University of Montreal and Mount Royal Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). Rosemont Station is 11 minutes by foot and Beaubien Station is 13 minutes.
Located in Plateau Mont Royal, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica, and Old Port. Bell Centre and Saint Joseph's Oratory are also within 6 mi (10 km). Rosemont Station is 15 minutes by foot and Outremont Station is 16 minutes.
Located in Plateau Mont Royal, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica, and Saint Joseph's Oratory. Bell Centre and Montreal Botanical Garden are also within 6 mi (10 km). Outremont Station is 13 minutes by foot and Rosemont Station is 16 minutes.
Located in Plateau Mont Royal, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Plaza St-Hubert and within 3 mi (5 km) of Notre Dame Basilica and Saint Joseph's Oratory. Percival Molson Memorial Stadium and University of Montreal are also within 3 mi (5 km). Outremont Station is 13 minutes by foot and Rosemont Station is 16 minutes.