Experience Montréal – at the airport!
Aéroports de Montréal always does the most to add authenticity, charm and functionality to airports, and at Montréal-Trudeau Airport that includes shops that are infused with Montréal’s unique flavour. Got souvenirs to buy? Look no further! These top 10 airport boutiques are absolute musts.
1. Maison de la Presse
This Montréal-made chain of magazine and book stores is peppered all over the city, including in the heart of the Montréal-Trudeau Airport’s international zone. You’ll find a different collection of reading materials here than in your average chain – lots of Québec literature, local magazines and cookbooks by Montréal’s famous chefs, like Chuck Hughes and Ricardo.
2. Découvrir Montréal
We bet you loved your trip to Montréal so much you want it emblazoned on your chest. Here’s the place to stop! From Montréal logo shirts, caps, totes and more to genuinely cute accessories and pashminas perfect for the flight, this is a tourist shop with a twist, right in the U.S. zone.
Did you know this international tea giant was founded in Montréal? From individually packed ultra-popular flavours to gift packs mix-and-matching a selection, there’s everything for the tea lover in this Montréal sensation located in the domestic zone.
This Montréal chain of accessories shops curates a special selection that makes for great gifts – for others or yourself. Pop into this location in the international zone of the Montréal-Trudeau Airport and don a fancy pair of sunglasses or the perfect clutch for a night out to ensure you look Montréal-magnifique wherever you go.
This local brand is beloved by all Montréal yogis and fans of the most comfortable travel-wear ever. Located in the airport’s international zone, this brightly coloured shop is just the spot to pick up a travel yoga mat, a cute anorak or, why not, a whole new outfit.
6. Délices Érable & Cie
Never live without Québec maple syrup again! Stop by this gourmet shop in the U.S. zone and stock up on maple cookies, spread, butter, candies, nuts and straight-up syrup, of course. There are also other local specialties to check out and snack on.
Designed in Montréal, this clothing brand is a Belle Ville classic, favoured by professionals looking to add a little pizzazz to their personal style. Stop by this boutique in the Canadian zone and pick up a sharp blazer, stylish shirt or fun accessory to add to your luggage.
8. BALNEA Spa Voyage
An offshoot on one of Québec’s most popular spas, this shop offers a way to bring a little local relaxation away with you. Stop by before your flight in the international zone and indulge in a half-hour back rub or a manicure, or just stock up on their beautiful natural wellness products.
9. La Biscuitery
Montréal-made indulgence awaits you in the international zone at this cookie boutique. All made from family recipes without white sugar, preservatives or artificial flavours, these cookies are scrumptious enough to buy for the plane, for home and for friends!
10. Duty Free - The Loop
Everyone loves the duty-free! Explore the local delicacies for less at The Loop: you’ll find a selection of Québec ice wines, ciders, chocolates, cosmetics and accessories including wallets by Montréal brand Rudsak and jewellery by Montrealer Caroline Néron.
Isa Tousignant, blogger
Isa Tousignant is an art and lifestyle writer based out of Montréal’s eclectic Park Ex neighbourhood. She is Contributing Editor for Canadian Art magazine and freelances full-time for a wide variety of magazines and brands. She’s also a jewellery designer and passionate about animal costumes and their role in contemporary art.
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