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Published August 25th 2020
The vibrant Rue de la Gauchetiere
Montreal is the principal metropolis in the province of Quebec in Canada, and just like most major cities, has a vibrant Chinatown where you'll find a good number of Chinese restaurants and stores. With Rue de la Gauchetiere being its main thoroughfare, you won't go without Taiwanese bubble teas, Hong Kong baked goods and Vietnamese beef noodle soups.
The Montreal Chinatown was first recognised in 1902 with a community of mostly Cantonese people who had worked on the railway. It became a tourist attraction in the late 1960s, and the area was revamped about two decades later with the installation of a pedestrian mall as well as the construction of a community centre and hospital. The main thoroughfare is a pedestrian-only zone, and its four entrances are marked by the iconic paifang gates.