Montreal City Hall Tours

Montreal City Hall
Built in the 1870s and rebuilt after a 1922 fire, Montreal City Hall has long found itself at the center of Quebec history. In 1967, the building hosted one of the most significant political moments in the province’s recent past, when then–French President Charles de Gaulle gave a rousing speech from the balcony—one that spurred Quebec’s separatist movement.

The Basics
Montreal City Hall is one of many landmark historic buildings in Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal). Walking tours of this part of the city often take participants to Montreal City Hall, as well as to Notre-Dame Basilica, Bonsecours Market, Place d’Armes, and Place Jacques-Cartier. Guided tours of Montreal City Hall are available on a walk-in basis at select times throughout the year, and include access to the council chamber, the terrace, and the mayor’s gallery. Visitors can also explore parts of the building, including the Hall of Honor, independently.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Montreal City Hall is a must for politicos and anyone with an interest in Quebec history. 
  • Access to some parts of the building, such as the council chamber, can be restricted depending on the government’s schedule of events.
  • Montreal City Hall can be accessed by wheelchair via the Gosford Street entrance. 

How to Get There
Montreal City Hall is in Old Montreal, near the north end of Place Jacques-Cartier. The closest Metro station is Champ-de-Mars, which is served by the Orange Line.

When to Get There 
If you want to do a tour, come on a weekday in summer, when tours run most frequently. In winter, tours take place only once a week. If you’re in the area at night, consider passing by the building just to see it from the outside—it’s beautifully illuminated after dark.

Architectural Features and Artworks
Built in French Second Empire style, Montreal City Hall is rich with ornate architectural and decorative details, from turrets and mansard roofs to chandeliers and stained-glass windows. City Hall also holds a collection of about 150 artworks, including portraits of former Montreal mayors, paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and photographs by contemporary Quebec artists.
Address: 275 Notre-Dame Street East, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Visit Montreal’s historic centerpiece on this guided walking tour of Old Montreal. Discover the history, heritage, architecture and culture in this, the oldest area of the city of Montreal, dating back to New France. Choose between a 1.5-hour tour around the east or west sides of Old Montreal or a 3-hour tour around both. See famous sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica, Place Jacques-Cartier, Bonsecours Market, Montreal City Hall and Champ de Mars, to name a few. Admission to Notre-Dame Basilica included.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Old Montreal Private Walking Tour

See the historical sights of Old Montreal, a.k.a. Vieux-Montréal, on a 2-hour private walking tour. Following a private guide, you'll learn about the city's history, which dates back to 1642, as you visit attractions such as Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Place d'Armes, and the Old Port of Montreal.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Montreal Architectural Walking Tour (2 Hour)

Four centuries of architecture to explore!From the walled city to the latest trends in urban design and architecture. A unique guided walking tour with an architectural theme. Exclusive to Ça Roule Montréal! Sites and locations : Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel, Bonsecours Market, Château Ramezay, City Hall, Pierre Viger House, Notre-Dame Basilica, the old seminary, New-York Life and Aldred buildings, Hôtel Place d’Armes, bank of Montreal, Place Ville Marie, Cadieux forge, Darling Foundry, the Biosphere and many more
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Old Montreal Delights with a local!

Explore a must-see for Montreal! I share my personal favorite in this historic district full of charm. While observing beautiful buildings, I will show you some amazing details and tell you stories that you would have never known. Travel back in time and learn more about the founding of the city, some great characters in Montreal's history, and the French-English rivalry.It includes: Main public squares (including Place d'Armes, Place Royale and Place Jacques-Cartier) and beautiful historical buildings from the outside (Old Seminary of the Sulpicians, Chateau Ramezay, Notre-Dame Basilica, the City Hall, Notre-Dame- Bon-Secours Chapel, Bonsecours Market), wandering among famous cobblestones' streets of Old-Montreal and Old-Port.Enthusiastic and passionate, I like to offer insightful, factual and fun tours. I will also make sure to give you some ideas to explore the city during your own time.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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