Montreal’s chilly winters mean inhabitants have long found creative ways of getting around the cold—and that includes the RÉSO. The most extensive underground pedestrian network in the world, it stretches for over 20 miles (32 kilometers)—and this tour makes exploring simple. Meet your guide in the city center, and set off with just a small group for company. Over the course of the tour, you explore the maze of tunnels and passageways, learn about its history, and visit Montreal’s highest observatory.
Art connoisseurs and curious travelers alike will find much to admire on this small-group walking tour of Montreal. A guide shares local knowledge of the city’s best street art, covering some 35 murals and other artworks in just a few hours. You'll meander through the hip Plateau neighborhood—a great way to experience Montreal off the beaten path.
Spend a Saturday or Sunday exploring the murals along Montreal’s Saint-Laurent Boulevard on this walking art tour. Montreal has become a world leader in public art ever since it hosted the first MURAL Festival. Follow a guide on this small-group tour, and learn about the history of the Main, and enjoy a local food tasting along the way.
On this 11hr armchair adventure tour you will relax while Brian, your self-employed private guide offers personalised commentary while following the St-Lawrence River, through endless forest, to a whale watching mecca. Time flies as you meander through the history/culture/geography of Québec. A vessel with indoor and outdoor seating takes you past the towering cliffs of the Saguenay Fiord, to the confluence of the St-Lawrence & Saguenay Rivers, where the waters of the Great Lakes, the Saguenay basin and the Atlantic Ocean meet in an explosion of life, that attracts many species sea mamals.As a naturalist guide comments on up to a dozen sea mammals. You may spot the tall plumes of mist formed by their exhaling and hear their blows.On the way back you will do some art/curio/clothing shopping in the boutique haven of Baie St-Paul and tour the Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica.
Explore three must-visit Montreal neighborhoods in just half a day—and discover a locals-frequented side of the city—on this multi-stop, immersive walking tour. Meet your guide in Old Montreal, and set off with just a small group for company. Discover the area’s historical highlights, including the Notre-Dame Basilica, before transferring to the Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End neighborhoods. Get acquainted with Victorian architecture, multicultural communities, colorful street art, and even a tasty eatery or two.
One of Canada’s most visited museums, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (MMFA) host original temporary exhibitions combining various artistic disciplines – fine art, music, film, fashion, and design. The five pavilions house both Quebec and Canadian art. Explore the various collections of the MMFA with an art insider, and get an insider’s perspective on the museum’s collection. Enjoy the museum’s unique approach of introducing its visitors to the world of art with a small, private guided tour. Our tours of the MMFA are with locals, who like many poets and artists of the past still look to museums as a source of inspiration and a resource for study.
It is well known that the artist-run centre continues to be an important part of the Canadian art ecosystem, and Quebec is no different. The Mile End is teeming with artists and art galleries, as it has continued to be home to one of the largest concentrations of artists in North America. Venture through the lush streets of this area and learn about the musicians, artists, and art spaces that have called this neighborhood home. On this tour, you will also visit the De Gaspe building that houses many artist studios and artist-run centres. You will learn about the emergence of this community and its importance to Montreal and Canada at large. Along the way, you will learn about the history of the neighborhood, its hidden spots, and local treasures. Get to know the Mile End like a local.The galleries visited will vary depending on gallery schedules and current exhibitions, but we will visit four to six artist-run centres, galleries, and ephemeral spaces.
Located on the Saint Lawrence River, the history of the old port stretches back to the early 17th century and now has become home to several important Montreal art institutions. Wander the cobblestone streets of the old port with an art insider, and visit a selection of internationally-known foundations, visual art centres, and better-known galleries. See exhibitions by renowned international artists and community-oriented grassroots initiatives. Learn how these locations have come to be, who are the founders and their importance to the Montreal art community at large. Our tours are led by passionate art insiders who enjoy revealing the history of Montreal and its importance as a cultural centre of Canada. Visit the well-known port of Montreal with a fresh view and discover its important art locations.Locations we visit will vary depending on gallery schedules and current exhibitions, but we will visit four to six contemporary art locations, with an introduction to Quebec culture.
Designed by architects Finley & Spence in 1912, the Belgo has been the home to a forever-rotating roster of galleries and artist studios since the early 1980s. Today it has the largest concentration of contemporary galleries in Canada. Explore the hallways of this initially industrial building, and visit a selection from over 20 contemporary art gallerists alongside dance, architect and artist studios. Your guide - a passionate art insider - will guide you through the history of the galleries and the artists presented with an introduction to the current exhibitions. Develop your taste, define your opinions and expand your knowledge of what you like with a member of the Montreal art community.An art insider will lead you through a selection of galleries and artist-run centres in the Belgo. You will get an introduction to the Quartier des spectacles where the building is located, to each gallery, the artists and exhibitions.
Located in downtown Shaughnessy Village, the Canadian Centre for Architecture is a research centre and museum with a sculpture garden, a rich history, and a large archive. The centre, which was founded in 1979, was designed around the Shaughnessy House mansion, which is still on the grounds today.Visit the CCA with a local guide and learn about the history of the building, the sculpture garden, and its numerous curatorial projects. View the current exhibition through an informative and enriching tour with a local guide excited to share their passion for architecture in Montreal. Along the way, you will get an introduction to the many international names that have shaped the skyline of Montreal, its local treasures and modern renewal.