Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Montréal, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 18 sights
Distance 4.5 km
Ascend 184 m
Descend 164 m

Experience Montréal in Canada in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in MontréalIndividual Sights in Montréal

Sight 1: Ancienne Gare Viger

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Place Viger was both a grand hotel and railway station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, constructed in 1898 and named after Jacques Viger, the first Mayor of the city. Although combined stations and hotels were common in the United Kingdom in the late 19th century, Place Viger was the only such combination in Canada.

Wikipedia: Place Viger (EN)

210 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Sir George-Étienne Cartier NHS

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The Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site is a historic house museum located in the Old Montreal district, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It commemorates the life and accomplishments of Sir George-Étienne Cartier. This reconstitution of the adjoining homes of the Cartier family features the architectural heritage left by the upper middle class of 19th-century Montreal, along with interpretive activities and theatrical performances.

Wikipedia: Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site (EN), Website

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

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The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel is a church in the district of Old Montreal in Montreal, Quebec. One of the oldest churches in Montreal, it was built in 1771 over the ruins of an earlier chapel. The church is located at 400 Saint Paul Street East at Bonsecours Street, just north of the Bonsecours Market in the borough of Ville-Marie.

Wikipedia: Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (EN)

69 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Musée de la mode

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Musée de la mode Musée de la mode (Montréal) / marque déposée

The Fashion Museum is a museum located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Costume, textile and fibre are the main theme of the museum's collection and exhibitions. The exhibitions and activities they organize aim to raise awareness of contemporary and traditional clothing treasures from all over the world as well as the evolution of fashion over the centuries.

Wikipedia: Musée de la mode (Montréal) (FR)

63 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Bonsecours Market

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Bonsecours Market at 350 Rue Saint-Paul in Old Montreal, is a two-story domed public market located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For more than 100 years, it was the main public market in the Montreal area. It also briefly accommodated the Parliament of United Canada for one session in 1849.

Wikipedia: Bonsecours Market (EN), Website

163 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Château Ramezay

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The Château Ramezay is a museum and historic building on Notre-Dame Street in Old Montreal, opposite Montreal City Hall in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Wikipedia: Château Ramezay (EN), Website

107 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Place De La Dauversière

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Place De La Dauversière Jeangagnon / CC BY-SA 3.0

Place De La Dauversière is now a public space in Montreal.

Wikipedia: Place De La Dauversière (FR)

98 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Place Jacques-Cartier

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Place Jacques-Cartier is a square located in Old Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is an entrance to the Old Port of Montreal.

Wikipedia: Place Jacques-Cartier (EN)

94 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Admiral Nelson

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Admiral Nelson No machine-readable author provided. Gene.arboit assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA 3.0

Nelson's Column is a monument, designed by Scottish architect Robert Mitchell and erected in 1809 in Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which is dedicated to the memory of Admiral Horatio Nelson, following his death at the Battle of Trafalgar. Subsequent to the destruction of Nelson's Pillar in Dublin (1808–1966), Montreal's pillar now stands as the second-oldest "Nelson's Column" in the world, after the Nelson Monument in Glasgow. It is also the city's oldest monument and is the oldest war monument in Canada.

Wikipedia: Nelson's Column, Montreal (EN)

239 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Champ-De-Mars

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Champ-De-Mars Jeangagnon / CC BY-SA 3.0

Champ de Mars is a public park in Old Montreal quarter of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Wikipedia: Champ de Mars (Montreal) (EN)

226 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Hommage à Marguerite Bourgeoys

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Hommage à Marguerite Bourgeoys Jean Gagnon / CC BY-SA 3.0

Hommage à Marguerite Bourgeoys is an outdoor 1988 sculpture and memorial depicting the founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal of the same name by Jules Lasalle, installed in Place Marguerite-Bourgeoys, at 85 Notre-Dame Street East, in Montreal.

Wikipedia: Marguerite Bourgeoys (sculpture) (EN)

726 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 12: Old Port

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Old Port

The Old Port of Montreal is the historic port of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located adjacent to Old Montreal, it stretches for over 2 km (1.2 mi) along the Saint Lawrence River. It was used as early as 1611, when French fur traders used it as a trading post.

Wikipedia: Old Port of Montreal (EN)

333 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: Centre des sciences de Montréal

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Centre des sciences de MontréalFrankie Roberto from Manchester, UK / CC BY 2.0

The Montreal Science Centre is a science museum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the Quai King-Edward in the Old Port of Montreal. Established in 2000 and originally known as the iSci Centre, the museum changed its name to the Montreal Science Centre in 2002. The museum is managed by the Old Port of Montreal Corporation. The museum is home to interactive exhibitions on science and technology as well as an IMAX theatre.

Wikipedia: Montreal Science Centre (EN), Website

483 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 14: Notre-Dame Basilica

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Notre-Dame Basilica is a minor basilica of the Catholic Church in the historic Old Montreal district of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. It is located at 110 Notre-Dame Street West, at the corner of Saint Sulpice Street. It is situated next to the Saint-Sulpice Seminary and faces the Place d'Armes square.

Wikipedia: Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal) (EN)

113 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Monument à Maisonneuve

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The Maisonneuve Monument is a monument by sculptor Louis-Philippe Hébert built in 1895 in Place d'Armes in Montreal.

Wikipedia: Maisonneuve Monument (EN)

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 16: The English Pug

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The English Pug

The English Pug and the French Poodle, also known as The Two Snobs, is a privately-owned outdoor 2013 art installation with two bronze sculptures by the Canadian artist Marc André J. Fortier, installed at 500 Place d'Armes in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Wikipedia: The English Pug and the French Poodle (EN)

92 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: Bank of Montreal Head Office

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The Bank of Montreal's Head Office is located on 119, rue Saint Jacques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, across the Place d'Armes from the Notre-Dame Basilica in the Old Montreal neighbourhood. The Bank of Montreal is the oldest bank in Canada, founded in 1817. Although it still remains the bank's legal headquarters, its operational head office was moved to First Canadian Place in Toronto in 1977 due to political instability in Quebec.

Wikipedia: Bank of Montreal Head Office, Montreal (EN)

1205 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 18: Phillips Square

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Phillips Square

Phillips Square is a public square located in Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Square was established in 1842 thanks to a gift from Alfred Phillips to the city of Montreal.

Wikipedia: Phillips Square (EN)


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