It’s like a Montréal 101, for those who are willing to leave the Old Town. Our walking tour from historic Old Montréal up to the funky borough of the Plateau Mont-Royal. Learn about our city’s foundation, see architectural gems you won’t find on any tourist map and some of your guide’s favourite institutions along the entertainment district. This walking tour of the city is also your chance to see street art and pop in for a snack and drink along the way.
If there’s one district that is beautiful year-round, it’s the Old Town. We start our walking tour with a visit of the most ornately decorated Basilica before wandering the elegant streets of Vieux-Montréal. We’ll be popping into some historic and architecturally impressive gems.
We stroll through a segment of our interior or underground city as a part of our tour. It’s the largest indoor network on the planet and lets us make our way to Chinatown for a quick snack. Then it’s off to our Red Light District, turned entertainment mecca, for a quick visit of an often missed district institution.
Up Saint-Laurent boulevard we head into a street art gallery before hitting the streets to see about a dozen of the impressive works of art from Montréal’s MURAL Festival in the borough that is home to the highest concentration of artists in Canada.
We end the day with a cup of locally roasted joe at an independent made-in-Montréal coffee shop where we’ll warm up or cool off before handing you a list of recommendations for the remainder of your stay.
If you want to experience the city like a local, then walking is the way to go! We can’t say it better than one of our Trip Advisor reviews:
“If you want to see Montreal through the eyes of a young Montrealer rather than a tourist book this is the tour for you.”