Barbie Expo

Barbie Expo, Montreal: Hours, Address, Barbie Expo Reviews: 4.5/5

Barbie Expo
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This is not Barbie as you once knew her! The Barbie Expo, conveniently located in the heart of downtown, in Les Cours Mont Royal, Montreal’s most prestigious upscale shopping mall, is a brilliant and exciting way to showcase the haute couture fashion available at the exclusive flagship boutiques within the mall. The stunning display houses over 1000 dolls, and is the largest permanent Barbie doll Expo in the world! A truly incredible selection of world-renowned designers have magnificently fashioned breathtaking outfits for every possible occasion—all of them modeled by the 11.5 inch fashion icon herself. Admission is free. Designers on display include Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Armani, Ralph Laurent, Vera Wang, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin, Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera, Bob Mackie, and many other authentic fashion all-stars!
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1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Peel • 2 min walk
  • McGill • 5 min walk
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860elaineg
Mission Viejo, CA176 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
This is a have to see place if you ever owned a Barbie!!!
Guys would probably enjoy this too. I thought it was going to have vintage Barbies with history but it wasn't like that at all. Wish there was more history included.
Written May 27, 2022
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Célined
72 contributions
Mar. 2022
So nice to see it for free! You enter to the bulding and the exibit is at the 1th floor! So many Barbies, some with traditional outfits of different countries, even a small podium with Barbies parading! Loved it!
Written April 12, 2022
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Zakpet
Ottawa, Canada15 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Family
Wow! Just wow! And it was free. Great indoor exhibit for families. Easily kill 30 mins to an hour. Came with our toddler and we loved it.
Written March 6, 2022
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Jurora
Peterborough, Canada508 contributions
Feb. 2022
My adult daughter and I went to this expo, on a quiet Thursday night, after arriving by train to the city. It was so fun, and interesting to see the various themed costumes of the dolls (clothes by designers, various outfits of countries, movies, singers, fairy ones, and more). I didn't realize it was such a long-running exhibition! It was great to see how these dolls looked compared to the few outfits that were available, when I played with my Barbie, in the late 60's to early 70's. Back then, girls played with Barbies for hours, especially since there weren't all the toys of today! I would recommend this to others to see. One has already seen it, and another would love to go and see it sometime. We couldn't believe all the rows of display cases, the dolls were in!! It was great that it was free entry!!
Written February 28, 2022
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Wanderphile
Charlotte, NC88 contributions
Dec. 2021
I am still in awe that an expo of this caliber is FREE?? Open to everyone?! But it is! Leave at least 45 minutes to see all the barbies, including the showcases, which are beyond phenomenal. What makes these barbies so incredible is the detail on many of the designer outfits. You will need time just to dissect some of them, the detail is amazing. You will travel the world through the barbies at this expo and the outfits from all over the world are beautifully handcrafted - these outfits are not the ones you buy in the stores, that's for sure.

You will enjoy outfits by Versace, Bob Mackie, Burberry and much more! The Mackie dresses were simply stunning. And the showcases are incredibly detailed. I spent most of my time looking at the small details, that if you rush, you will not see. I am not even going to load all my photos to keep it a surprise!

It's in a small upscale mall of sorts on Rue Peel. Google maps will help you find it. Don't worry about missing it, it's a permanent exhibit and they have all the social media channels, be sure to follow them! I was so pleasantly surprised I will absolutely visit it again when I go back to Montreal. You don't even need to be a Barbie fan to appreciate the craftsmanship, creativity and fun that this expo provides. It's an activity the entire family can enjoy, even the boys. Although it was winter when we went, it would be a great thing to do on a rainy day too.

I still cannot believe it was free. You would never in a million years see an expo like this for free in the US. The only reason I gave it four out of 5 stars is that they have this adorable Lifesize barbie box for instagrammable photos, but it was dingy and dirty - it really needs to be replaced. I would have loved to have taken a photo in there - but it didn't look like something anyone would want to touch. I wish they would replace it. Also four stars because I am not sure who made all these outfits? Did the designers themselves sign off on them? Would have been fun to know.

Still, it's a must see, you won't see anything like it anywhere else.
Written December 30, 2021
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Christopher P
Pembroke Pines, FL3 contributions
Dec. 2021
I was a little skeptical how much I would enjoy the Barbie Expo. I suggested to my wife that we should go as she is into fashion and I knew she would enjoy it. It was pretty enjoyable for me as well especially the celebrity section where there are many singers, actors, actresses and other characters on display. For this being a free event it is definitely worth the time. It is located inside of a multi-level shopping mall in downtown Montreal.
Written December 8, 2021
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Newbee700
Ottawa, Canada10 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Friends
What a fun exposition! Brought back our love of barbies, but at a whole new level. Clothes were fantastic and I loved the catwalk display! Highly recommend it and it is free!
Written November 27, 2021
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Sheila F
2 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Family
So much effort, creativity, varierty, thought, expense and space gone into this Barbie Expo. Its wonderful for all ages. My granddaughter loved it also. What a fabulous idea. Thank you for sharing your collection!
Written November 14, 2021
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Nat
Ottawa, Canada134 contributions
Dec. 2020
I learned about this exhibition while walking through the mall near Peel. It was truly wonderland for me and I enjoyed looking at all the different kinds of Barbie dolls. My dad came to visit the exhibition too later on and took photos of almost every Barbie doll, and shared them with my sister and I, knowing how much we liked Barbies as kids.

Note: I visited a few years ago (around 2013/2014 but cannot submit a review for that far back)
Written November 11, 2021
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Masha K
2 contributions
Oct. 2021
Went there with my two girls 6 and 12 and both were thrilled, no one other place was equally interesting to both girls, usually their ages activities are very different.
Written October 13, 2021
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Barbie Expo is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Wed 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thu - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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