Montreal Walking Tours

Montreal is a great city to explore on foot, or during the warmer months, by bicycle which is easy to do with their citywide BIXI bike rental stations. Old Montreal and the Old Port are especially suited to walking, as there is so much to see and do in a relatively small area. Many of the historic and ethnic neighbourhoods are also great places to explore on foot. On a rainy day the RESO (Underground City) is a great place to get lost with miles of passages and shops and restaurants to explore.

Four Self-Guided Montreal Walking Tours

Our four self-guided Montreal walking tours each explore a different part of the city. Whether you want to explore historical sites and buildings up close, hike a mountain, enjoy a relaxing stroll, or all three, we've got you covered.

Looking down Rue Saint Paul in Old MontrealOld Montreal Walking Tour: Brimming with history, shopping, and dining, there is so much to see in Old Montreal ‐ the oldest part of the city. You are sure to love exploring this beautiful district and taking in its charm at your own leisurely pace with our self-guided 3.5 kilometre walking tour. Definitely the number one must see when visiting Montreal.

View of Montreal City Hall from the Old Port PromenadeOld Port Promenade Walk: Our 3.7 kilometer walking tour of the Old Port Promenade through a small portion of the streets of Old Montreal as you make you way down to the revitalized promenade for a pleasant stroll along the scenic Montreal waterfront. Enjoy the rejuvenated Old Port of Montreal with our 3.7 kilometre walk which takes you through a bit of Old Montreal and along a 2 kilometre stretch of the Old Port Promenade. Be sure to have you camera on hand as this walk provides some great views of the city as well as the river.

Walking up the Olmsted Trail on Mont-RoyalMount Royal Lookout Walk: Actually part walk, and part hike, this tour takes you directly from a metro station to the best viewpoint in the city on top of Mont-Royal. Be prepared for some uphill grades and many steps, but the view at the top is well worth the effort. This walk is 2 kilometres uphill and 2 more back down for a total of 4 kilometres.

Path along the bank of the Lachine CanalLachine Canal Walk: Get away from the bustle of the city with a 5.3 kilometre walk along the picturesque banks of the Lachine Canal. This relaxing walk (or bike ride) can easily be lengthened or shortened to suit your own preferences.

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Guided Montreal Walking or Biking Tours

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Beyond the Bike Lanes Bike Tour

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $85.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Pedal through Montreal's different neighbourhoods in a small group through the eyes of a local. Your guide show you street art, the waterfront, our many parks and back green alleyways, the Gay Village and hidden gems. Picnic lunch and craft beer are included as well as a deep understanding of our culture and history. The best way to see the city is on two wheels, we'll make sure you fall in love with Montreal.

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Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $69.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

This walking tour from historic Old Montréal up to the funky borough of the Plateau Mont-Royal could almost be a Montréal 101 class. Learn about the city’s foundation, see architectural gems, your local guide’s favorite institutions in the entertainment district, see street art, and pop in for a snack and drink along the way.

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Full-Day Québec City Adventure: Bike Tour, Sightseeing Cruise, and Lunch

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $125.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Discover Quebec City on land and on water on this guided, full-day adventure tour. Start with a 2.5-hour bike tour of Quebec City. Discover the charm of the beautiful Quebec area as a professional guide shares the history and geography of the region. Then enjoy a hearty Italian lunch, choices available. In the afternoon, board the Louis Jolliet excursion boat for a 90-minute, narrated sightseeing cruise for breathtaking views along the majestic St. Lawrence River. Bicycle and helmet included.

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Making Their Mark: Montreal Jewish History Walking Tour

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $24.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Uncover Montreal's Jewish history and heritage on the Making Their Mark tour. Follow an expert guide through the Plateau neighborhood, once the epicenter of Jewish life in Montreal, and discover synagogues, schools, hospitals and cultural organizations from the past and present.

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Rabbis, Writers and Radicals: Montreal Jewish History Walking Tour

Rating 4 Star Rating

From: $24.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Trace the evolution of Montreal's literary, musical and culinary culture on the Rabbis, Writers and Radicals tour. Journey through the Mile End, a hub of Jewish culture since the 1920s, and let your expert guide reveal the diversity of Jewish life in this fascinating neighborhood.

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Old Montréal VIP Semi-Private Walking Tour

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $49.50 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Discover Montréal's birthplace with a professional guide on this exclusive 2-hour semi-private walking tour of Old Montréal. In a small group of maximum 6 participants, you will enjoy a privileged and personalized experience with some special attentions such as a beverage and rest stop treat. The admission to the magnificent Notre-Dame basilica is also included.

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Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $26.50 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Soak in the rich history, culture and heritage of Montreal on this walking tour of Old Montreal. See famous sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica (admission fees included), Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall and Champ de Mars, and learn about the city's amazing art and spectacular architecture from your guide, all while enjoying the quaint French charm. You can choose to tour the east side, west side or both the east and west sides of Old Montreal.

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Christmas Walking Tour in Old Montreal

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From: $20.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Experience the beauty of Montreal during the holidays on this Christmas-themed walking tour. Following your professional guide through the historic streets of Old Montreal, you’ll get wrapped up in the Christmas spirit as you admire the city’s twinkling lights and elaborate decorations. Visit Victoria Square and learn about the city’s centuries-old European holiday traditions, and see beautifully adorned Santa Claus figurines before checking out famous Bonsecours Market.

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Old Montreal Walking Tour

Rating 4 Star Rating

From: $25.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

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.

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Downtown Montreal and Underground RESO Tour

Rating 4 Star Rating

From: $25.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Charming Montreal is actually two cities in one: There’s the city everyone knows with its Old World accents, and then there’s the underground city known as RESO. This 1.5-hour guided tour explores the city's popular above-ground sites and the subterranean city where 500,000 people circulate daily among 2,000 shops, hotels, bars and restaurants. Learn about the engineering behind this underworld as you explore the various nooks below one of Canada’s most dynamic cities.

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Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $105.78 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Embark on a tour of Montreal on a morning, afternoon or evening tour into some of the cities most interesting neighborhoods. The best way to do this? Take a ride on an e-scooter — 100% electric. What will you get? Exceptional amusement opportunities, genuinely cool guides and a city that loves to live and laugh. Two wheels, a fully loaded battery, and a helmet: that’s all you need.

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Fat eBike Ride on Mount Royal

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $86.23 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Don’t be fooled, winter in Montréal is no time to hide indoors! Discover the city in all its wintry splendor and join a brand new electric bike ride on a fat bike designed to grip on winter surfaces. Monster tires and powered wheels mean biking in snow is easy for both first-timers and seasoned cyclists. Ideal for those looking to try something new!

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Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour

Rating 4 Star Rating

From: $23.50 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Immerse yourself in the dark side of Old Montreal on this exciting ghost walk. After night falls, follow your guide through the hidden streets of Old Montreal and hear the haunted stories of Montreal and its spooky ghosts! You’ll be entertained by legends of criminals, witchcraft and grim events that haunt the city streets.

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Old Montreal Discovery Tour

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $60.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

No visit to Montreal is complete without a walk through its Old City, arguably North-America's most charming and well-preserved historical neighborhood.  This 3-hour small-group tour is casual yet informative, with no two tours being the same. Our guides adapt the tour to the interests of their group and choose their favorite off-the-beaten-path stops. This intimate walk is the perfect experience to begin your Montreal visit.

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Downtown and Old Montreal South City Bike Tour

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $75.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

See the main sights of Montreal in this 3-hour ride! This south city route covers the core of Montreal, including bustling Downtown, the narrow streets of historically rich Old Montreal and the stunning views of the St. Lawrence River from the picturesque Old Port. This ride runs at a relaxed pace with built-in breaks and is easy going, consisting of mostly bicycle paths, and full of interesting anecdotes, history, and culture.

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Montreal North City Bike Tour

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $75.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

This 3-hour North City bike ride ventures deep into the vibrant, eclectic, must-see ‘hoods of the Plateau, Mile-End, Little Italy, and Mile-Ex.  You will ride parks, quiet streets and laneways, spot murals and street art, and visit the Jean-Talon farmer’s market.  A real taste of authentic Montreal lifestyle! Even locals have discovered many things not seen before on this route. This tours includes a comfy yet stylish bike, helmet (optional) and water bottle.

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4 Hour Montreal Architecture & City Bike Tour with Wine or Beer

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $79.33 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Discover Montreal’s essence and more… On the menu : history, architecture , neighbourhood life and "food-beer-wine" tasting stops! Leave on a journey to encounter Montreal’s well-known and lesser-known aspects as you ride through its different neighborhoods, past its unavoidable attractions and its more secret locations. Choose from two exciting itineraries and enjoy a glass of beer or wine in historic Old Montreal ( included) !  Also, book this half-day bike tour and receive free bike hire for the rest of the day.

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Montreal Bike Tour with Bites

From: $136.82 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Cycle, snack and drink your way around Montreal’s food scene on this 5-hour laid back guided bike tour.  An original tour of Montreal‘s typical delights with urban and gourmet discoveries. With our certified professional guides, discover Montreal’s different neighborhoods and discover locals’ favorite eateries. Combined with some walking and lots of spicy comments about the history, architecture and food of Montreal, this bike tour will undoubtedly whet your curiosity. At the end of your adventure, relax and enjoy a drink in historic old Montreal!

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3 Hour Montreal City Bike Tour with Wine or Beer

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $74.73 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Enjoy a 3-hour bike tour in Montreal led by a professional guide and including one tasting stop and all-day bike rental. With 650 km of bike paths, Montreal offers a unique biking experience. Take advantage of this guided bike tour to discover the city’s main attractions and the most unusual locations. Included after the tour : a drink (with or without alcohol) at a local establishment of the Old-Montreal near Ça Roule.

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Montreal Food Truck Tour by Bike

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $159.83 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Discover Montreal’s street food scene on this food tour by bike that takes you to six local food trucks. Food truck popularity across the US and Canada continues to grow, and you can find out how entrepreneurial Montrealers are doing their part by using local and regional products to create innovative, on-the-go meals. With a local guide, cycle along Lachine Canal to Old Montreal and downtown Montreal to enjoy dishes such as papaya salad, pork belly sandwiches and dessert waffles. Tastings are plentiful, so bring your appetite!

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Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $95.44 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

This 3.5-hour food tour of Montreal’s historic Jewish neighborhood begins at a beloved smoked meat deli, and only gets more appetizing from there. Your guide will lead you to a handful of other neighborhood eateries, including a bagel shop and a kosher bakery. It's the most delicious way to experience the neighborhood.

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