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Bank of Montreal (Banque de Montreal)

119 St-Jacques St. West | Near St-Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1L6, Canada
+1 514-877-7373
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Oldest Bank

This bank is the oldest in Canada, the building and the history go hand and hand. Worth coming in... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Brian K
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Abbotsford, Canada
via mobile
Great little museum, very regal building

I love how they've kept the old tellers and original decoration of Cda's first bank. It is really... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
WorkToTravel123
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The oldest bank in Canada is housed in a lavish architectural landmark that is beautiful both inside and out.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“place d'armes” (4 reviews)
“main hall” (3 reviews)
“quick look” (2 reviews)
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119 St-Jacques St. West | Near St-Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1L6, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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+1 514-877-7373
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This bank is the oldest in Canada, the building and the history go hand and hand. Worth coming in from the cold to see.

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I love how they've kept the old tellers and original decoration of Cda's first bank. It is really beautiful inside. Good for BMO for keeping its original building available for use, as I don't believe the other Cdn banks still have their original buildings in...More

1  Thank WorkToTravel123
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The lobby of this bank is gorgeous with a lovely statue commemorating employees who died in WWI and a lovely dome. Just across from the basilica - be sure to stop by for a quick look.

1  Thank Gayle M
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

You can wiki BMO to find out more about the history of the bank. The building itself is very beautiful and is lit at night.

Thank Henry W
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This bank is BMO it's located in place d'armes, this building has an interesting architecture. This bank is very important in the Canada history because of It participated in different structure projects in Canada.

1  Thank Pedro B
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The building is very beautiful, the design is stunning. But the room with the history part (actual museum is very tiny) It's free to visit. Takes like 30-40 min to see everything and it's enough. So if you're passing by, you can stop for a...More

Thank Yevgeniya K
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

This old head branch of the Bank of Montréal is built in a style that one never sees any more. The opulence and ornateness is something to marvel at, especially the 2 dozen-odd black marble columns that surround the main hall. Take time to visit...More

Thank YVRcockroach
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit. Nice main hall, little museum inside. Canadas oldest bank. If you're visiting the Old Port worth checking out.

Thank SutterCaine
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This building represents a copy of the famous Roman Pantheon. It is Canada's oldest bank and located in front of the Notre Dame Basilica.

Thank Joop V
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

A local that helped us with the parking meter station suggested we go across the square from Notre Dame and visit the Bank of Montreal to see the columns, which were gorgeous, and the museum. It was an interesting little bit of history tucked away...More

1  Thank Jimmie J
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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
...More
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