Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Montréal, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 8.7 km
Ascend 296 m
Descend 321 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: Lafontaine House

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The Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine House in Montreal was the place where Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine lived from 1849 until his death in 1864.

Wikipedia: Maison Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine (Montréal) (FR)

719 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: Cenotaph

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Cenotaph Jean Gagnon / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Cenotaph is a public monument in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, commemorating the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War.

Wikipedia: Cenotaph (Montreal) (EN)

191 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Lion de Belfort

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The Lion of Belfort is a monument at Dorchester Square in Downtown Montreal.

Wikipedia: Lion of Belfort (Montreal) (EN)

65 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Dorchester Square

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Dorchester Square, originally Dominion Square, is a large urban square in downtown Montreal. Together with Place du Canada, the area is just over 21,000 m2 (230,000 sq ft) or 2.1 ha of manicured and protected urban parkland bordered by René Lévesque Boulevard to the south, Peel Street to the west, Metcalfe Street to the east and Dorchester Square Street to the north. The square is open to the public 24 hours a day and forms a focal point for pedestrian traffic in the city. Until the creation of Place du Canada in 1967, the name "Dominion Square" had been applied to the entire area.

Wikipedia: Dorchester Square (EN)

550 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: La Foule illuminée

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The Illuminated Crowd is a sculpture made in 1985 by the Franco-British sculptor Raymond Mason.

Wikipedia: La Foule illuminée (FR)

435 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Christ Church Anglican Cathedral

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Christ Church Anglican CathedralOlivier Issaly from Paris, France / CC BY-SA 2.0

Christ Church Cathedral is an Anglican Gothic Revival cathedral in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the seat of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal. It is located at 635 Saint Catherine Street West, between Avenue Union and Boulevard Robert-Bourassa. It is situated on top of the Promenades Cathédrale underground shopping mall, and south of Tour KPMG. It was classified as historical monument by the government of Quebec on May 12, 1988. In 1999, it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

Wikipedia: Christ Church Cathedral (Montreal) (EN), Website

150 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

318 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Saint James United Church

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Saint James United Church is a heritage church in the city's downtown core of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is a Protestant church affiliated with the United Church of Canada. It is located at 463 Saint Catherine Street West between Saint Alexandre and City Councillors Streets, in the borough of Ville-Marie within Downtown Montreal. It was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1996.

Wikipedia: St. James United Church (Montreal) (EN), Website

566 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 9: La Maison Symphonique de Montréal

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La Maison Symphonique de Montréal Jean Gagnon / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Montreal Symphony House is a concert hall in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Symphony House is located at the corner of de Maisonneuve Boulevard West and Saint Urbain Street, on the northeastern esplanade of Place des Arts in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Wikipedia: Montreal Symphony House (EN)

488 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 10: Club Soda

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Club Soda Jean Gagnon / CC BY-SA 3.0

Club Soda is a music venue in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Its address is 1225 Saint Laurent Boulevard in the Quartier des Spectacles in the borough of Ville-Marie.

Wikipedia: Club Soda (Montreal) (EN), Website

98 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Peace Park

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Peace Park or Place de la Paix is an urban square in Montreal. Peace Park is the colloquial name for Place de la Paix, which directly translates to "Place of Peace". Often, even in French newspapers, Place de la Paix is referred to as "Parc de la Paix". It is on Saint-Laurent Boulevard and, as such, it follows different by-laws than parks. For example, Peace Park is open to the public at all times, unlike parks with visiting hours.

Wikipedia: Peace Park (Montreal) (EN)

2 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 12: Society for Arts and Technology

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Society for Arts and Technology Inconnu / marque déposée

The Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) is a Montreal-based cultural organization created in 1996 and dedicated to the promotion and conservation of works of art using new technologies. The Society for Arts and Technology is located at 1201 Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal's Quartier des spectacles and is founded by Monique Savoie.

Wikipedia: Société des arts technologiques (FR), Website

902 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 13: Saint Patrick's Basilica

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Saint Patrick's Basilica is a Roman Catholic minor basilica on René-Lévesque Boulevard in Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Wikipedia: St. Patrick's Basilica, Montreal (EN)

423 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 14: Victoria Square

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Victoria Square Jeangagnon / CC BY-SA 3.0

Victoria Square is a town square and public space in the Quartier International de Montréal area of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at the intersection of Beaver Hall Hill and McGill Street. The Square forms an integral component of the city's urban public transit system and constitutes a 'prestige address' for the international face of the city. It is bordered by Viger Street to the north, Saint Jacques Street to the south, Beaver Hall Hill to the west and Square Victoria Street along the eastern side. As with other city squares, Square Victoria is open 24 hours per day to all citizens of Montreal and provides the role of an urban breathing space, with dense foliage to the south that tapers as the square rises up Beaver Hall Hill.

Wikipedia: Victoria Square, Montreal (EN)

170 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Ruelle des fortifications

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The World Trade Centre Montreal is a shopping centre, office and hotel complex located in the Quartier international district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Wikipedia: World Trade Centre Montreal (EN)

235 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

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Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle is a public square located in the Quartier international of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Wikipedia: Place Jean-Paul Riopelle (EN)

494 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 17: 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)

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: 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)

493 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 19: 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)

559 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 20: Square Viger

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Square Vigerart_inthecity from Montréal, CA / CC BY 2.0

Viger Square is an urban square in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was greatly changed by the construction of the Ville-Marie Expressway in the 1970s. The square is divided into three sections. It is bordered to the west by Saint Denis Street, to the east by Saint André Street, to the north by Viger Street, and to the south by Saint Antoine Street.

Wikipedia: Viger Square (EN)

218 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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 25: 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 26: 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 27: 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)

68 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 28: 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)

94 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 29: 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)

513 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 30: 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


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