Crescent Street (Rue Crescent) Tours

Crescent Street, situated in the heart of Montreal’s bustling downtown, is the epicenter of the city's nightlife and home of the Grand Prix Festival, a celebration of the annual Formula One race. Lined with row houses, galleries, restaurants, and highly rated nightclubs, the street is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike.

The Basics
Located just steps from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Crescent Street is a stop on most hop-on hop-off bus tours, a convenient way to explore without the hassle of navigating. Independent bike rentals offer a more active way to sightsee, while private tours offer the flexibility for visitors to tack a Crescent Street stroll or pub crawl onto a customized itinerary.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Crescent Street bar scene is a must for spontaneous travelers.
  • Don’t forget comfortable shoes, as the best way to explore the neighborhood is on foot.
  • Street signs, including parking and traffic signs, are written in French.

How to Get There
Crescent Street is easily accessible using Montreal’s comprehensive public transit system. The nearest stops are Sherbrooke and Rue de la Montagne on bus 24, René-Lévesque and de la Montagne on bus 150, and Lucien-L’Allier metro station on the orange 2 line. Alternatively, a BIXI bike share docks is conveniently located on the south end of Crescent Street.

When to Get There
As a hub for Montreal nightlife, Crescent Street is busiest during the evenings and on weekends. Go during the day for a quieter stroll. The street is best known for its annual Grand Prix Festival in June, a Formula One championship celebration known for its race car displays, autograph sessions, and live entertainment.

Crescent Street’s First Pub
While Crescent Street was established in the 1860s, its reputation for nightlife only began in 1967 when the Sir Winston Churchill Pub Complex opened. Today, the Winston Churchill boasts three levels, each with a distinct atmosphere—from a candlelight club lounge to an airy outdoor terrace. With plenty of food and drink options, the pub is often filled with visitors and locals from across the city.
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Address: Crescent Street, Montreal, Canada
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Montreal City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Explore the best of Montreal on this narrated, hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit many of Montreal’s top attractions — like Notre-Dame Basilica, Chinatown, Mount Royal Park, Crescent Street, Old Port and Old Montreal, to name just a few. With this two day pass, you can board at any of the 10 stops and get to know the largest city in Quebec in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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Independent Tour of Montreal by Bike

Discover Montreal's incredible array of offerings on two-wheels. Embark on an independent bicycle tour of the city and its various neighborhoods from Chinatown—with its Cantonese restaurants and candy stands—to the hip boutiques and bohemian hang-outs of Plateau Mont-Royal. Stop for a French pastry along the cobbled streets of Old Montreal, or meander along the waterfront aboard your mountain bike or hybrid rental. You have the entire day to explore Montreal exactly how you choose.
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