Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Montreal, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 18 sights
Distance 7.8 km
Ascend 253 m
Descend 240 m

Explore Montreal in Canada with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in MontrealIndividual Sights in Montreal

Sight 1: 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

525 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: Pointe-à-Callière: Pavillon de l'Ancienne-Douane

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The Old Custom House is a building in what is now Old Montreal, which served as Montreal's first custom house. The building was completed in 1836, designed by Montreal architect John Ostell in the Palladian revival style. It is a National Historic Site of Canada. It now houses the Pointe-à-Callière Museum's gift shop.

Wikipedia: Old Custom House, Montreal (EN), Website

365 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

446 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

594 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

727 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

557 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: La Foule illuminée

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

Wikipedia: La Foule illuminée (FR)

435 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: 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

799 meters / 10 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)

402 meters / 5 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

777 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

237 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

176 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: 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

163 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Bonsecours Market

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Bonsecours Market at 350 Saint-Paul street 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

116 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: 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)

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: 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

411 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 17: 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)

817 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 18: Parc Aristide-Beaugrand-Champagne

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Parc Aristide-Beaugrand-Champagne

Aristide Beaugrand-Champagne was a Canadian landscape architect and architect based in Montreal, Quebec.

Wikipedia: Aristide Beaugrand-Champagne (EN), Website


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