Montreal’s Atwater Market (Marché Atwater) is one of Montreal’s most popular food markets. It features fresh produce, over ten butcher shops, three cheese shops, a fish shop and over a dozen specialized boutiques. At the Atwater Market, you’ll find fruits, vegetables, meats, fishes, flowers, spices and so much more. The Atwater Market has both indoor and outdoor sections, allowing it to be open year-round. The market has been a staple of the Montreal landscape for over 50 years and is one of the best places to go experience Montreal.
History of the Atwater Market
Established since 1933, the Atwater Market is the most recognizable landmark on the Lachine Canal. The market’s Art Deco building was designed by architect Ludger Lemieux. It was renovated and renamed to the Atwater Market in 1982 after major renovations and upgrades. Although it is not as popular with Tourists as other Montreal landmarks, this attraction should be visited to get a first-hand view of Montreal’s local food culture.
What to find at the Atwater Market
There are various goodies that can be bought from this local market. If you are looking for authentic Quebec food to bring back home from your visit to Montreal, then you definitely need to visit this Montreal landmark. At the Atwater Market, you can find local produce like “pain au chocolat“, latte, fresh strawberries, delicious Quebec cheese and so much more.
Getting to the Atwater Market
There are many ways to get to the Atwater Market. You can drive walk, bike or rollerblade to the Market, which is located along the Lachine Canal. The market is open year-round. During the colder months, fresh produce are sold inside the large old building. During the warmer months, fresh produce are sold outside.