Spade & Palacio is a collaboration of two born and raised, young Montrealers who are passionate about our city and love to show it.

We originally met during our guiding classes and bonded over a shared interest and intention of having our visitors walk away with a day in the life of a local experience.Three years later we decided to take matters into our own hands and the company was born.

It’s simple; we take our guests away from the mains, our tours are non­touristy. We want to showcase unknown parts while promoting local, young and women entrepreneurs on our walking food tours and your local guide’s favourite parts of town on our bike tours. Unlike other companies, we guarantee intimate groups of 10 or less. We hire only local and licensed fun guides. You aren’t sheep we herd around town, you’re our guests and we keep it human scale, we keep it real.


Meet Anne-Marie
Born in Chile and raised in the Laurentians, Anne-Marie has been calling Montreal home for 15 years. She loves travelling, getting lost in major cities and finding her way through local foods, arts and architecture. Throughout all her travels, one thing remains clear: no other city could replace Montréal. On a regular summer night, she is playing Montréal’s league of their own, riding her bike from one event to another or sipping on one (or more) Gin & Tonics at Alexandraplatz. Jean-Talon market is her second home; she has a thing for craft gin and bloody caesars and believes that doing burpees and squats everyday means she can enjoy a poutine from time to time.


Meet Danny
It’s hard to find anyone else who loves this city as much as he does. Danny was blessed with the opportunity to travel for both work and pleasure, but will ultimately hang his hat in Montréal. On an average summer night, he’s biking from one festival to another; he was practically born on two wheels. He appreciates anything urban planning and architecture related. His soft spots include craft beer houses and Mount-Royal, both which tend to be spots he visits daily.

Meet Amelie

Avid traveller, coffee snob and craft beer lover, Amelie has worked, travelled, and lived abroad for 5 years. When she finally decided to settle, she knew it had to be in Montreal. Even though she still travels a lot, her heart is here.  When not sharing her passion for the city with others, you might find her eating at her favourite Mexican or Indian restaurant, attending one of the many festivals, or enjoying the weather in one of the city’s numerous parks.

Meet Thom

Born in Montreal to an English speaking dad and French speaking mom, Thom dreams in Frenglish.  His motto is “bonjour/hi” and he’s so completely obsessed with Montreal that he spends his days off doing exactly what he does on his working days:  He explores neighbourhoods as he entertains theories about which bagel is best.  When not in Montreal, chances are he’s either on a train or on his way to catch one.

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