Are 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.
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.
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?