Old Montreal History Walking Tour

41 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • E-Ticket
  • 1.5 hr

Experience the history and progression of Old Montreal on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Follow a guide into off-the-path courtyards and see where the city started in the almost forgotten Place Royale. Stroll through the bustling squares of Place Jacques-Cartier and Place d’Armes, and pass by renovated historic warehouses in Old Port and on rue de la Commune, home to swanky restaurants and tech start-ups. On this tour, see the best of both east and west Old Montreal.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Coach Canada - Gray Line Montreal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Old Montreal

Meet your knowledgeable guide at a central café in Old Montreal for your 1.5-hour walking tour that combines top attractions located in both eastern and western Old Montreal.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Place Jacques-Cartier

Stroll through the cobbled square of Place Jacques-Cartier, lined with cafes and street performers, and learn about the 1809 monument commemorating Lord Nelson's defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte at Trafalgar.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Place d'Armes

Carry on to Place d’Armes

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Notre-Dame Basilica

You’ll find the Gothic Revival architecture of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, inaugurated in 1829.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rue St-Paul

Discover the grand buildings of finance on Saint-Jacques Street, Montreal’s version of Wall Street, and as you pass the restored historic warehouses along Saint Paul Street, hear about this former center of fur trade.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex

Visit Place Royale, a picturesque and quiet square, where you’ll see Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, built on top of actual remains of the city’s birthplace.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rue Notre-Dame

Explore Notre-Dame Street, rue de la Commune, and discover hidden courtyards.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Port of Montreal

In Old Port, walk along a historic riverfront of maritime facilities, museums, shops and cafes. Your tour ends at the departure point.

Duration: 10 minutes
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