Montreal is a fun, creative, and culturally vibrant city to visit, and the chances are that during your stay here, you’ll want to find some knick-knacks to remember your trip. Here are some off-the-beaten-track options where you can find special locally made, Montreal-inspired artisan souvenirs while exploring the city.
Situated in downtown Montreal, The Guild (La Guilde) is a great place to buy one-of-a-kind Aboriginal and Canadian artwork, crafts, and more. Also a gallery, you can explore the history and creativity of the people who originally inhabited the Island of Montreal and beyond through the evolution of the craftwork that indigenous cultures developed through generations upon generations.
The Guild, 1460 B Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 849 6091
Une table pleine pour la démonstration de fabrication de sacs à tabac de Sylvain Rivard dans notre kiosque au @Salon des métiers d'art /// A full table for Sylvain Rivard's demonstration of the making of tobacco bags at our booth at the @Salon des métiers d'art de Montreal. #pinkcaribou @metiersdart_qc
Délices de l’Érable & Cie
Another popular spot found in Old Montreal, Les Délices de l’Érable et Cie is the place to go if you want sweet souvenirs to share—or to keep for yourself. The shop sells a variety of maple syrup creations, from bottles of the pure stuff to fudge, toffees, and naked goods. There’s also an on-site maple-themed museum and bistro.
Délices de l’Érable & Cie, 84 St Paul St E, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 765 3456
Located in Old Montreal, Indianica has been operating for almost 40 years. This shop specializes in Native and Inuit arts and crafts made in Quebec, Canada, and across North America.
Indianica, 79 St Paul St E, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 866 1267
If you’re looking for a more substantial souvenir to decorate your home, Jamais Assez on St-Laurent provides charming and unique contemporary art objects, many of which are made in Quebec by established or emerging designers. Items include furniture, cushions, and other home décor items, along with all kinds of accessories.
Jamais Assez, 5153 St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 509 3709
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Boutique + Bookstore
The boutique at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts contains a variety of gift ideas, mainly high-quality, original items in a range of prices. The selection of products includes jewelry, sculpture, and ceramics that are crafted exclusively for the museum, inspired by pieces in the permanent collection.
Tresnormale is known for its print T-shirts featuring illustrations, maps, and photos of Montreal—its most famous streets, the city’s skyline, landmarks, metro stations, and more. Interested parties can buy the shirts, as well as tote bags and kidswear, online or in person at their shop located on Fairmont.
Since 1980, ONZE Montréal has been offering vintage-inspired, Montreal-designed clothing for women. Among the lace and florals, you can find city-branded items that include totes, T-shirts, notebooks, and even dresses printed with Montreal maps—all of which make great gifts and/or travel keepsakes. There are four locations across the city, including their popular St-Denis shop, and you can also purchase online.
ONZE Montréal, 4146 St-Denis St, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 223 6938
Artpop on Mont-Royal is a boutique full of creative artisan items made by local artists. You’ll be sure to find a unique and original souvenir when browsing through the eclectic collection of gifts, jewelry, cards, posters, paper products, T-shirts, and accessories. All creations are handmade in Montreal.
Artpop, 129 Mont-Royal Ave E, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 843 3443
La Montréalaise Atelier
Created by Montreal fashion designer Sabrina Barilà, the immensely popular “La Montréalaise” sweaters and tote bags are now available in the designer’s must-visit boutique located in the Mile End neighborhood. You can also browse online, where you’ll also find other unique products that the shop offers.
Main and Local
Main and Local describes its products as being “city-inspired souvenirs and gifts that don’t suck.” In their online shop, you can buy Montreal-themed décor items, apparel, cards and prints, accessories, and novelty items. You can find Main and Local in Archambault locations across the city, among other stockists.