Old Montreal scavenger hunt

Old Montreal Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for things to do in Montreal? 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 activity is adapted for social distancing. Do it in a small group (up to 6). The guide is our mobile website, on your smartphone. Go at your own pace, no time limit. No need to touch anything or enter any building.

You will see

  • Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
  • Lachine Canal
  • Montreal’s City Hall
  • Montreal Science Center
  • Clocktower pier
  • Ramesay Castle
  • and several other interesting sites!

Because we live here in Montreal, we have crisscrossed Old Montreal enough times to know all the nooks & crannies! This Tourist Scavenger Hunt is particularly dear to us so we hope you enjoy it.

Hôtel de Ville de Montréal
Quai de l'horloge
Grande Roue de Montréal


  • Starting location: in front of the Musée Pointe-à-Callière, 165 Place d’Youville, Montreal, QC H2Y 2B2
  • Distance: 5.5 km / 3.42 mi
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Method: on foot
  • Needed: fully charged Smartphone with internet access (data plan, wifi is not enough)
  • Suggested:
    • Water bottle
    • local street map


Montreal was founded in 1642 by Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve. Maisonneuve gave his name to many landmarks in this city including a large park north of the Olympic Stadium in the east end and to an east-west major artery which runs through downtown. This scavenger hunt, however, will keep you in Old Montreal. 

Consequently, around the midway point, you will be standing in front of Maisonneuve’s statue. The hunt will take you from, what seems like, one end to the other of Old Montreal. You will walk along the Old Port and zig zag through the cobblestoned narrow streets that are reminiscent of European cities. As well, it might also, to a limited degree, remind you of New Orlean’s French Quarter in certain areas. Throughout this scavenger hunt, you will learn fun historical facts while solving riddles and finding clues that will take you from one location to another.

Incidentally, did you know Montreal celebrated its 375th birthday in 2017? Moreover, did you know that in 2016 alone, Montreal hosted 717 film shoots from local productions to Hollywood and beyond?

Google Reviews

Richa SinghSeptember 4, 2019
Patty MorningstarJuly 28, 2019
Alma Cristina RenteríaNovember 24, 2018
A cheap way to tour several anti socal people. Hit several important sites. Could have had more fun facts though.Virginia MottSeptember 16, 2018
Quelle belle façon de découvrir le vieux Montréal, ça nous donne une nouvelle vision de l’endroit et nous permet de voir de nouvelles places. Très amusant de le faire en groupe également. Je le recommande. (Translated by Google) What a great way to discover old Montreal, it gives us a new vision of the place and allows us to see new places. Very fun to do it in a group too. I recommand it.julie mainvilleAugust 11, 2018
Nous avons fait ce circuit après en avoir essayer un autre d’une autre compagnie. Celui ci était de loin plus amusant et instructif. (Translated by Google) We did this circuit after trying another one from another company. This one was far more fun and informative.Genevieve MarquisAugust 11, 2018
Belle façon de visiter Montréal, différente et pas trop longue . (Translated by Google) Nice way to visit Montreal, different and not too long.Jean-Charles BeauboisApril 23, 2018

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