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Old Montreal Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Are you visiting Montreal? Do you live here and are looking for a fun way to (re)discover your city? You must try this scavenger hunt to visit old Montreal! It will take you around and through the entire perimeter while throwing challenges your way, giving you some history and offer up some local tips.
This 3-hour self-guided walking tour you complete with your smartphone is across 5.5 km / 3.4mi.

per adult from

$46

AUD

Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Scavenger Hunt with 30+ challenges
    • Historical and architectural walking tour
    • 2 film locations were some of your favorite movies where made.
    What's excluded :
    • Wifi - Internet Access is required for this activity on your smartphone
    • Entry/Admission - Montreal Science Centre
    • Entry/Admission - La Grande Roue de Montreal
    • Entry/Admission - Clock Tower Beach
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Place Royale, Old Montreal, Montreal, QC H2Y 2V1, Canada

    Get your bearings here on the west end of Old Montreal before embarking on your scavenger hunt. Your first challenge won't be easy either.
    - See the Old Customs House

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, 350 Place Royale, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y5, Canada

    Learn a little about the beginnings of Montreal at the Musée Pointe-à-Caillière / Archeology Museum.
    - See Place Royale
    - See the Old Customs House

    Stop At: Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, 105 Rue McGill 6th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E7 Canada

    Discover why and when the Lachine Canal was built and enlarged.
    - Walk by the John Young Monument
    --- learn about the 1886 flood
    - See Silo #5 (national landmark)
    - See the McGill Lock of the Lachine Canal

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Silo #5, 900 Rue Mill, Montréal, QC H3C 1Y3, Canada

    Typical grain silos are now historical landmarks.
    - See the Lachine Canal
    - Walk by Bota-Bota
    - See Place du Génie

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Old Port of Montreal, De la Commune West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E2 Canada

    Walk the length of the Old Port as we explain the various piers, and you solve various challenges.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Silophone, Ville-Marie, Montreal, QC H3C 2H9, Canada

    What's a silophone? Find out here.
    - Walk by the Old Port of Montreal
    - Walk by Habitat '67

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Habitat 67, 2600 Avenue Pierre-Dupuy, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3R6 Canada

    Admire a weird Lego-like type of building across the harbor.
    - Walk by the Old Port of Montreal

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Alexandra pier, 200 Rue de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H2Y 4B2, Canada

    Discover Montreal's new cruise ship terminal.
    - See the Musée Pointe-à-Caillière
    - See Parc Lineaire de la Commune

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Parc Lineaire de la Commune, Rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec Canada

    Explore this long parc which spans most of the length of the Old Port. There's a visual challenge here.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Montreal Science Centre, 2, de la Commune Street West Quai King-Edward, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 4B2 Canada

    Montreal's Science Center is on King Edward's Pier, we discuss its mission and you have another challenge here.
    - Walk by the Old Port Marina
    - See various river cruise operators including the Bateau Mouche

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Jacques-Cartier Pier, Rue de la Commune E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G9, Canada

    This pier hosts the Cirque du Soleil at least once a year and many other events, including rodeos and concerts.
    - See Saint-Helen's Island across the river.
    - See Notre-Dame Island across the river.
    - See the Biosphere on Notre-Dame Island.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Terrasses Bonsecours, 364 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1J3, Canada

    Between you and this building is a basin for paddle boats in the summer, and skating in the winter.
    - Walk by Voiles en Voiles
    - Walk by the Bonsecours Basin
    - Walk by the Montreal Ferris Wheel

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: La Grande Roue de Montreal, 362 de la Commune St E Old Port of Montreal, Bonsecours Basin, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 0B4 Canada

    Explanation of Montreal's large Ferris wheel, installed in 2017, and a challenge as you look through it.
    - Walk by the Bonsecours Basin
    - Walk by the Bonsecours Terrace
    - See downtown Montreal through the Ferris Wheel

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Montreal Clock Tower, Quai de l'Horloge, Montreal, Quebec Canada

    Walk to Montreal's Clock Tower from where you'll see clearly St-Helen's and Notre-Dame islands as well as the Jacques Cartier Bridge.
    - See Saint-Helen's Island across the river.
    - See Notre-Dame Island across the river.
    - See the Biosphere on Notre-Dame Island.
    - See Molson's Brewery
    - See Jacques Cartier Bridge

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Clock Tower Beach, Montreal, Quebec Canada

    Did you know there was a beach in Old Montreal? We have a challenge for you here.
    - See Molson's Brewery
    - See Jacques Cartier Bridge

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: SOS Labyrinthe, Hangar 16, Vieux-Port de Montreal, Quai de l'Horloge Hangar 16, Clock Tower Pier, Old Port of Montréal, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 0B4 Canada

    One of many attractions at the Old Port of Montreal. We identify a few of them as we pass by.
    - Walk by Saute-Mouton jet-boat tours

    Stop At: Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 St-Paul St. E. Metro Champ-de-Mars, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4 Canada

    One of the 100+ churches on the island of Montreal. In French, Montreal is called the city of 100 church bell-towers. There's a challenge with the statue of Mary atop the church.
    - Walk by MTL Zipline
    - Walk by the Musée Marguerite-Bourgeoys.
    - Walk by Marché Bonsecours

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours), 350 St-Paul St E (Near Place Jacques-Cartier), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H2 Canada

    History of this building which in the past has served as the Parliament of Canada and Montreal's City Hall.
    The challenge concerns Montreal's moto.
    - Walk by Maison Saint-Paul
    - Walk by Le Bremner

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, 280, Notre-Dame East Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1C5 Canada

    This historic site is a museum of Montreal, built in 1705 as the residence of the-governor of Montreal, Claude de Ramezay.
    - Walk by Le Club Chasse et Pêche restaurant

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Montreal City Hall, 275 Rue Notre-Dame Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1C6, Canada

    This second-empire building is Montreal's City Hall. We have a challenge here.
    - Walk by Chateau Ramezay

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Champ-de-Mars, Behind City Hall (West of Gosford), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1C6 Canada

    This park behind city hall has the same name as another park in Paris.
    - Walk by Place Vauquelin

    Stop At: Nelson's Column, Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y, Canada

    Who was Horatio Nelson and what's his significance to Montreal? Find out as you solve the challenge here.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Place Jacques-Cartier, Between rue Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec Canada

    Open public place with street vendors and performers, lined with restaurants.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Marguerite Bourgeoys Park, Rue Du Parc Marguerite Bourgeoys, Montreal, Quebec H3K 2A2 Canada

    This small parc outside a municipal building honors Marguerite who founded many schools in the early days of Montreal.
    - Walk by Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel
    - See the Quebec Court of Appeals
    - See the Montreal Courthouse nearby

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Palais de Justice, Notre-Dame Street, Montreal, Quebec Canada

    Montreal's municipal courthouse.

    Stop At: La Presse, 750 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Y 2Z4, Canada

    La Presse is the oldest still running French-language newspaper in North America. They are now 100% digital.
    - See Montreal's Friendship Gate marking the entry to Chinatown


    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Place d'Armes, Between St-Jacques St and Notre-Dame St, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1 Canada

    Walk around this public place in front of Notre-Dame Basilica and solve a challenge.
    - See Montreal's 1st skyscraper
    - See BMO's corporate headquarters
    - See the Bank of Montreal Museum
    - See the Monument to Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve
    - See Notre-Dame Basilica

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Notre-Dame Basilica, 110 Notre-Dame Street West Es-ce Accessible En Fauteuil Roulant, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1 Canada

    Learn about the history of the grand church and its peculiarities.
    - See the glasswork above the main entrance
    - See Place d'Armes

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Maisonneuve Monument, Place d'Armes, Montreal, Quebec Canada

    Challenge about the founders of Montreal, there were 4. It not only commemorates Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, but also Charles Le Moyne (military leader), Lambert Closse (intermediate governor of Montreal), Jeanne Mance (founder of the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal hospital) and the Iroquois natives who were here originally.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Place d'Youville, St-Pierre Street and McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3T1 Canada

    Wide-open place leading to the Musée Pointe-à-Caillère with several monuments.
    See Place de la Grande-Paix de Montréal in honor of the peace treaty signed here in 1801 by Sieu de Callière representing New-France with 39 Native nations.
    - Walk by Montreal's Love Sign
    - Walk by Montreal's old Corn Exchange building

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Tourist Scavenger Hunt Old Montreal, 165 Place d'Youville, Montréal, QC H2Y 2B2, Canada
    Departure Time :
    7/5/2019 - 10/22/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Outdoor activity done in small groups, up to 6 persons. No need to touch anything or enter anywhere.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Activity ID: V-152849P12

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