This summer, explore the wonders of Montreal!

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Other tours

Our partners have created walking routes to help you discover the city out under the open sky.

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Parcours Relax

The Parcours Relax takes you through a series of amusing installations that provide great little breaks. Take some photos of one of the best views of Mont Royal, have a coffee, or take the weight off your feet between visits to local shops. Just follow the blue arrows to find your next urban rest stop!

Where? Sainte-Catherine St. W. between Atwater and City Councillors
When? June to October 31st



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Parcours Gourmand 

Feel like sharing a meal from your favourite take-out place with friends? The Terrasses Gourmandes XP to the rescue! Here you’ll find suggestions for decadent meals and interesting spots to explore.

Where? Sainte-Catherine St. W. between Atwater and City Councillors
When? Mid-June to October 31st



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Parcours Artistique 

Have an avid sense of curiosity? Follow the yellow arrows to (re)discover cultural points of interest in the downtown core. With all the XP art installations along Saint-Catherine Street, the imaginative museums alleyways and monumental art works on this route, there are so many beautiful sights to see.

Where? Sainte-Catherine St. W. between Atwater and City Councillors
When? Mid-June to October 31st

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Tour Quartier des spectacles

This itinerary will immerse you in one of the city’s liveliest districts, recognized for its festivals. Both day and night, you will be exposed to unique artworks installed inside and outside buildings and in plazas, or even painted and projected on the walls of many cultural institutions. Beginning with the first work of art installed in the Montréal’metro in 1966, the tour in the Quartier des spectacles offers a selection of artworks that can be seen in the neighbourhood.



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Tour In the heart of Ville‑Marie

Set off on an exploration of the public art in the Quartier Latin and the Quartier des Spectacles, two neighbourhoods in Ville-Marie that are essential to Montreal life! Run in partnership with 16/42 Tours, this two-hour walking tour explores the heart of Ville-Marie, a borough that covers a big stretch of downtown Montreal between Mount Royal and the Saint-Lawrence River. You’ll discover fifteen works of art from public and private collections including sculptures, art installations, and murals.

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Griffintown - Evolving Montreal

Over the past ten years, extensive structural and architectural transformation has made visible evidence of Griffintown’s industrial, working-class roots increasingly hard to find. But these recent changes represent only the latest chapter in a cyclical history of destruction and renewal.

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Shopping in the 19th and 20th Centuries

While St. Catherine Street is undergoing a makeover, the Shopping in the 19th and 20th Centuries tour invites you to relive the atmosphere of bygone Montreal through photographs, archives and objects from the McCord Museum’s collection that reflect fashions of the past.

Step into the past and discover 14 storefronts that adorned the streets of Montreal.

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McGill College - Where Change is Nothing New

As the construction gets underway, revisit McGill College Avenue to relive its transformations throughout the ages.

From heritage buildings to modern constructions, from Place Ville Marie to McGill University, this new outdoor tour retraces the history of this iconic avenue in Montreal through photographs, engravings and paintings from the McCord Museum’s collection.

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Ivanhoé Cambridge - Downtown and Old Montreal

For a fourth year, Tthe real estate company is partnering with the McCord Museum and inviting visitors to follow a circuit connecting eleven different properties. Ivanhoé Cambridge has selected five points of interest for informative indoor components complementing the use of the application. They are located at Complexe Les Ailes, Place Ville Marie, Édifice Jacques-Parizeau, 1000 de la Gauchetière and Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel.

To round out the Ivanhoé Cambridge circuit, visitors are also invited to see the Centre de commerce mondial, Place Montréal Trust and W Montreal Hotel. A whole new way to look at downtown Montreal!

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The Art of Magic

The Golden Age of Magic (1880-1930) was a significant period for popular entertainment in Montreal. From the early 19th to the early 20th century, Montreal was home to nearly fifty theatres and performance halls, many of which presented magic shows. Between 1882 and 1934, Montreal welcomed Alexander and Adelaide Herrman, Harry Kellar, Howard Thurston and Harry Blackstone, as well as Houdini and his famous “Water Torture Cell” illusion.

Step into the past and discover 13 Montreal magic venues!

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Golden Square Mile

Since the 19th century, the neighbourhood of the Golden Square Mile has been synonymous with luxury due to its sumptuous mansions as well as department stores, university buildings and luxury hotels, all within the area of Montreal bordered by René-Lévesque Boulevard to the South, Robert-Bourassa Street to the East, Mount-Royal to the North, and Côte-des-Neiges Road to the West.

Discover the typical architecture of the Golden Square Mile and explore sumptuous mansions built by influential figures of the 19th and 20th centuries, that underwent many transformations. You will be surprised by what they are used for today.

Interactive Map

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