It's a short walk to the shopping district along Ste. Catherine Street, where Ogilvy, the city's finest department store, displays imports from France along with other world-class brands.
The Apple store next door to Ogilvy offers the latest high-tech computers, phones, and iPods. The in-store wi-fi makes it easy to check email from any of the machines on the floor using Mail2Web.
Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile is also close to McGill University, Mount Royal Park, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
To explore Montreal further, hop into the safe, clean, and relatively quiet subway. The closest stop is about two blocks from the hotel.