Old Montreal, Montreal

Old Montreal, Montreal (must see)

Taking you back to New France era, Old Montreal is one of the oldest areas frequented by tourists. This neighborhood is ideally located in Ville-Marie’s borough and is flanked by Ruelle des Fortifications at the northern side, McGill St. on the western side, Saint Lawrence River on its southern side and Berri St on the eastern side.

Ville Marie borough is kept vibrant and energetic by its ever active neighborhoods such as the downtown core, McGill Ghetto, Latin Quarter, Chinatown, Gay Village and Old Montreal. Tourists enjoy getting around this place in public transit to enjoy shopping, eating at the restaurants and visiting top Ville-Marie museums.

If you visit Old Montreal between July and October, you can enjoy the famous Montreal Ghost Walks here. The darker side of local history is revealed to you by a local storyteller who will take you on an eerily exciting trip through haunted locations. You can choose to go on the west or east side walking tour. Old Montreal definitely packs a punch in terms of visitor experience.

Why You Should Visit:
A stroll through Old Montreal will give you a feel of European charm in North America. The cobblestone streets, the architecture, the restaurants and art galleries – all make an irresistible combination.

Tip:
You can walk from one end to the other of what is Old Montreal in 15-20 minutes, but there is a lot packed into that small section so you can easily spend 2 to 3 days exploring it.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Old Montreal on Map

Sight Name: Old Montreal
Sight Location: Montreal, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk II  

Walking Tours in Montreal, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Montreal

Create Your Own Walk in Montreal

Creating your own self-guided walk in Montreal is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Night

Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Night

Montreal is a vibrant, multicultural city, offering fascinating nightlife options. The choice of bars, dance clubs and lounges is fabulous. Take the walking tour suggested below to experience the most exciting nightclubs in Montreal.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Top Museums and Galleries Tour, Montreal

Top Museums and Galleries Tour, Montreal

Montreal is a wonderful city blessed with many examples of great French culture. Among them are Montreal's museums and galleries, which offer a diverse view of the local and international culture that flows through the city. Take this walking tour to explore the most exciting exhibitions of Montreal's museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Montreal without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Montreal, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
The Titanic Walking Tour, Montreal

The Titanic Walking Tour, Montreal

Thanks to James Cameron's blockbuster movie, "Titanic", people from all over the world are aware of the luxury liner that sank on its maiden voyage in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. However, not everyone knows that Montreal has a significant number of Titanic-related sites. Take this walking tour to discover the main Montreal sights related to the famous Titanic.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.9 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Montreal without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Montreal, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Ville-Marie Nightlife

Ville-Marie Nightlife

Montreal is a vibrant, multicultural city, offering fascinating nightlife options. The choice of bars, dance clubs and lounges is fabulous. Take the walking tour suggested below to experience the most exciting nightclubs in Montreal.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km

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