Old Port of Montreal - Montreal & Surroundings
Vieux Port is the historical neighbourhood and the cradle of the city of Montreal, which has been the economic heart of Canada for decades, thanks to its banks on the Saint-Jacques Street and its warehouses along the river.
This neighbourhood was formerly surrounded by fortifications, which limited for a long time the expansion of the city.
In the past ten years, this neighbourhood faced a true real-estate boom. Lots of inhabitants moved to Vieux Port, which had been abandoned by department stores for over a century and which had been dropped by business companies in favour of a new center in the North. Nowadays, condos, luxury properties, boutiques, art galleries and upscale restaurants have replaced closed down warehouses. The Vieux Port neighbourhood is a trendy place to discover.