Old Montreal #1 self-guided walking tour

(18 customer reviews)

$57.50 $57.50

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 offering local tips.

There are 2 tours to choose from#1 is our original Tourist Scavenger Hunt and is longer than the 2nd. #2 launched in 2020 and takes you to different parts of Old Montreal, and some of the same locations as the 1st, but with different challenges.

The Old Montreal Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.2 km / 2.6 mi self-guided walking tour with 21 varied challenges. It takes 3 hours to complete and ends near the start location.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 36 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge
  • 34 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
  • Pets are not allowed is some areas
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt
  • Also available in French

Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

The Old Montreal #1 scavenger hunt differs from the Old Montreal #2 slightly. Tour #1 spends more time in Montreal’s Old Port and less time in Old Montreal, whereas Tour #2 spends more time in Old Montreal and less time in the Old Port.

Scroll below for additional details, including locations seen, and how to start the activity.

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Description

Travel & Hospitality Awards 2022 European Travel AwardsAre you looking for things to do in Montreal? You must try this self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour to visit old Montreal! It will take you around and through the entire perimeter while throwing challenges your way, giving you some history, and offering local tips.

The Old Montreal #1 Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.2 km / 2.6 mi self-guided walking tour with 21 varied challenges. It takes 3 hours to complete and ends near the start location.

Google Reviews

Tremendous fun discovering Old Montreal while solving challengesSamuel-François ParentOctober 9, 2023
(Translated by Google) Very nice activity. The children liked the puzzles. (Original) Très belle activité. Les enfants ont aimé les énigmes.Adeline FleuryApril 10, 2023
SMed ZAHAR (Smed ZAHAR)October 16, 2022
Interesting stops and information, but some of the answers to the questions were wrong or missing. A good way to explore some of the areaclaire SalesJune 30, 2022
Richa SinghSeptember 4, 2019
Patty MorningstarJuly 28, 2019
Alma CristinaNovember 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
(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 in a group too. I recommand it. (Original) 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.julie mainvilleAugust 11, 2018
(Translated by Google) We did this tour after trying another from another company. This one was by far more fun and informative. (Original) Nous avons fait ce circuit après en avoir essayer un autre d’une autre compagnie. Celui ci était de loin plus amusant et instructif.Genevieve MarquisAugust 11, 2018
(Translated by Google) Great way to visit Montreal, different and not too long. (Original) Belle façon de visiter Montréal, différente et pas trop longue .Jean-Charles BeauboisApril 23, 2018

Click here for this tourist scavenger hunt’s complete tour details, specifications, requirements, and city history. You’ll also find the complete locations list here.

What you’ll see

  • Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
  • Montreal’s City Hall
  • Montreal’s Old Port
  • Pointe-à-Callière Museum
  • Bonsecours Market
  • Place Jacques Cartier
  • Montreal Science Center
  • Ramsay Castle
  • Clocktower pier
  • Notre-Dame de Bonsecours Chapel
  • Bonsecours Basin
  • Montreal Ferris Wheel
  • Montreal Friendship Gate
  • and more

Because we live here in Montreal, we update this scavenger hunt on a yearly basis.

This scavenger hunt is of NORMAL difficulty.

It will take you around 3 hours to complete depending on your walking speed. Multiple teams competing on time usually finish within 2 hours.

The ideal group size is between 2 and 6 people – but is not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy the various challenges.

After purchase, to begin your urban adventure in Old Montreal #1A, you must go to the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, 165 Place d’Youville, Old Montreal, QC, Canada, H2Y 2B2. It’s the starting point.

Once there, connect to this site to begin your urban tourist adventure. You will need a cell phone connected to the Internet (LTE or 4G, Wifi is not enough) and that is well charged.

Alternatively, you can access “My Account” and follow the instructions there.

Never hesitate to contact us if you experience any difficulties.

History

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 that 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 narrow cobblestoned streets that are reminiscent of European cities. It might also, to a limited degree, remind you of New Orleans ’ 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?

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Additional information

Start location

In front of the Musée Pointe-à-Callière, 165 Place d'Youville, Montréal, QC, Canada, H2Y 2B2. Once there, log in to this website and begin your hunt.

End location

This activity ends 1 block west of the start location

Sights

37 sites can be seen: important buildings, monuments, plazas & attractions

Challenges

34 varied challenges – all answers are available in front of your on-site, outdoors.

Distance

4.2 kilometers / 2.6 miles

Duration

2 to 3 hours at normal walking pace

Required

Fully charged smartphone with internect access (data plan with LTE, 4G or 3G)

18 reviews for Old Montreal #1 self-guided walking tour

  1. djtpic (verified owner)

    This scavenger hunt was exactly what I was hoping for! I did not want to race anyone and just finish as quickly as possible. I wanted to really see Old Montreal and learn about it, more than you can from just wandering around on your own and reading signs on statues, etc. This scavenger hunt delivered and I love how it brought Old Montreal to life for us! Thanks to the excellent clues, we moved smoothly from point to point – heed their advice and be sure to know which direction is north, south, east & west! We really liked the flexibility of this scavenger hunt and took our time, stopping for lunch on the first day and then putting the last 30% on hold until the next day, so we could take advantage of the remaining daylight to explore another part of the city (Mont Royal park). We are a family of 4, kids ages 14 & 12 and everyone enjoyed it. Well, yeah the teenager grumbled a bit, but even he was excited about finding some of the answers – which reminds me of another feature I liked about this scavenger hunt, even with a group, it can be done on just one person’s phone. I would definitely do another scavenger hunt by this group and recommend this one for sure!

    • titaninteractif (verified owner)

      It was our pleasure ! We’d really appreciated it if you left a similar comment on our Facebook page or on Google. As well if you have city suggestions for us, we’ll take them! We have a long list that is planned but your ideas would definitely bump those cities to the top of the list!

  2. Jean-Charles Beaubois (verified owner)

    **** (5 stars on Google)
    Jean-Charles, 23 April 2018

  3. krause-66 (verified owner)

    What a great application!!!!!!!! It makes the tour through and the discovery of Old Montreal to a real pleasure. The different stages are well chosen and the individual clues were interesting and informative, without being boring. The total duration is very good chosen. A great advantage of the application is that it can be put on hold and can be continued later the same day or another day. It’s great fun!!!!!! Highly recommendable!!!!!

    • titaninteractif (verified owner)

      We are happy you enjoyed it!

  4. Michelle Apessos (verified owner)

    ***** (5 stars on Groupon)
    It was the most fun and excellent way to explore the adventures of Old Montreal history. It was definitely a bonus to do the scavenger hunt at the beginning of our trip- it helped us learn to navigate the city and even some French directional terms!!
    Michelle, 4 August 2018

  5. Julie Mainville (verified owner)

    ***** (5 stars on Google)
    Julie, 12 August 2018

  6. Geneviève Marquis (verified owner)

    ***** (5 stars on Google)
    Geneviève, 15 August 2018

  7. Virginia Mott (verified owner)

    **** (4 stars on Google)
    A cheap way to tour several anti-social people. Hit several important sites. Could have had more fun facts though.
    Virginia, 16 September 2018

  8. no name (verified owner)

    ** (2 stars on Groupon)
    Too many product placement in something that I pay for. We did it for the history, turned out it was full of recommendations for restaurants in the city centre.
    no name, 18 October 2018

  9. Alyssa Johnson (verified owner)

    Thank you for the fun scavenger hunt! The weather was quite chilly in Montreal on Sunday when we did the hunt, but we found many places to step inside and warm up. We felt like we got a good tour of the Old Port area and learned quite a bit about Montreal history along the way! Our boys (ages 14 and 10) enjoyed hunting for clues and helping us know where to go. Thanks so much!
    Alyssa, 23 October 2018

  10. Alma Rentería (verified owner)

    ***** (5 stars on Google)
    Alma, 25 November 2018

  11. Michèle Boivin (verified owner)

    ***** (5 stars on Google)
    Michèle, 23 July 2019

  12. Patty Morningstar (verified owner)

    ***** (5 stars on Google)
    Patty, July 28 2019

  13. Rricha Singh (verified owner)

    ***** (5 stars on Google)
    Richa, Sept.4 2019

  14. Marie-Claude Garant (verified owner)

    ***** (5 stars on Groupon)
    Interesting, plan for 3 hours.
    Marie-Claude, 3 Oct. 2019

  15. Thea Hayes

    ***** (5 stars on Google)
    Nice and good
    Thea Hayes, 24 Oct. 2020

  16. Kameron Kelly

    ***** (5 stars on Google)
    Nice way to visit Montreal
    Kameron K, 6 April, 2022

  17. Marjolaine Simard

    We really appreciated our adventure, last Saturday (April 30, 2022). We were a group of 4 and it was perfect.
    Marjolaine S, 2 May 2022

  18. Cynthia Joa

    **** (4 stars on Trip Advisor)
    Cynthia, 20 August, 2022
    This is an enjoyable stroll through old Montreal if you like self-guided tours, walking, and scavenger hunts. Take your time and enjoy some breaks along the way! Weather will have a lot to do with the enjoyment of the tour.

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