Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City
Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids should be able to walk (this tour is not appropriate with baby strollers)
Montreal is not flat, and we will take staircases to get down from Mont-Royal lookout.
Maximum travelers: 6
English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (advanced)
3-hour Walking Tour from Mont-Royal Look-out, through Downtown & Underground, to Old-Montreal
The origins of the city, its development in the industrial era, its modern urbanization, the height of the skyscrapers, the location of McGill University (and more!) can be explained by the presence of the river and the mountain. These two natural elements are both the backbone and the lungs of the city.
Start the tour on top of Mont-Royal (the best view of the city!), listen to the babbling students on one of the oldest campuses in North America, look up at the skyscrapers of the city centre, explore the underground and walk the cobblestones of Old Montreal to learn about the first settlers.
- Mont-Royal Park & its beautiful lookout (Chalet Mont-Royal)
- Golden Square Mile
- McGill Campus
- International District
- World Trade Center
- Old Montreal
- Old Port
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the Maison Smith / Smith House (within Mont-Royal Park).
There is a coffee/snack place, a souvenir shop and a bathroom inside in case you need it before starting the tour.
Exact Address: 1260, chemin Remembrance (Easy to get to in Taxi or with bus 11)
End location: Old-Montreal (Place Royale or wherever it is the most convenient for you).
Duration: 3 hours
The duration might vary depending of your walking pace.
Walking at your pace.
*Comfortable walking shoes should be worn.*
Explore Montreal with a professional local guide and enthusiast Montrealer!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 CAD - No extra cash needed except if you'd like to buy something for yourself (souvenirs, snacks, drinks, etc.)
Items of a personal nature: souvenirs, coffee/drinks, snacks, etc.
I offer my tour at the regular rate in English or French. In Spanish, it would be at an additional cost.
Although I have a driving license, I do not currently offer driving tours.