Montreal’s Olympic Park walking tour


Are you looking for things to do in Montreal? Our Olympic Park scavenger hunt is a self-guided walking tour with challenges around Montreal’s Olympic Park! Walk from the Botanical Garden to the Maurice Richard Arena through the Olympic Stadium and the Saputo Stadium. In fact, you’ll face challenges at every step. Each challenge will tell you where you are going next and a bit of local history and trivia.

The Montreal Olympic Park Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.5 km / 2.2 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges. It should take you 2 to 3 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 19 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge
  • 18 varied challenges
  • Walk at your own pace: 3.5 km / 2.2 mi
  • Pets are allowed throughout this tour
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • 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.

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

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The Montreal Olympic Park Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.5 km / 2.2 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take 2-3 hours to complete, and ends near the start location.

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

  • Olympic Park
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Montreal’s Botanical Gardens
  • Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
  • Montreal Insectarium
  • Biodome
  • Saputo Stadium
  • Space For Life Museums
  • Pierre-Charbonneau Center
  • Maurice Richard Arena
  • Maisonneuve Park

Indeed, we live in Montreal and know it very well! This Tourist Scavenger Hunt is dear to us as we get to share our “neighborhood” with you. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of NORMAL.

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

However, know there is a sharp incline on Pie-IX between Pierre-De-Coubertin and Sherbrooke.

After purchase, to begin your hunt, you will need to be at the corner of Pie-IX Boulevard and Pierre-de-Coubertin Ave, at the exit of Pie-IX metro station. This is the start location.

Once there, log in to this website and begin your hunt, or go to My Account for instructions.

Early history

The island of Montreal was “discovered” by Jacques Cartier during his second trip to America, where he happened upon the Iroquoian village of Hochelaga. Samuel de Champlain who explored the St. Lawrence River 70 years later discovered that these Iroquois had left. He established, then abandoned a trading post in 1611 in what’s now Old Montreal.

Montreal was finally founded in 1642 by Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve. Maisonneuve’s name was given to many landmarks throughout this city including a large park north of the Olympic Stadium in the east, as well as an important east-west artery that runs through the city center.

Montreal, the center of the hinterland at the time, passed from the French Empire to the British Empire in 1763. It was then inflated by new Scottish and English Bourgeois, as well as British-American loyalists fleeing the American Revolution.

Industrial Revolution

Montreal became important in the late 1800s when rail connections to New York, Toronto, and the Maritime Provinces were established. In 1860, it was the largest British municipality in America until the end of WWII, when Toronto took over.

Finally, it is the 2nd most populous city in Canada and the 1st in Quebec. It stands on an island in the St. Lawrence River which connects Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, Montreal is also the largest French-speaking city in the Americas. Also, it is considered the second-largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris.

Did you know that Montreal celebrated its 375th anniversary in 2017?

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Additional information

Start location

at the corner of Pie-IX Boulevard and Pierre-de-Coubertin Ave, at the exit of Pie-IX metro station

End location

A few hundred meters east of the start location, less than a block.


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


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


3.5 kilometers / 2.2 miles


2h30 to 3 hours at normal walking speed (no rush).
Take as long as you want though.


Smartphone with internet access (LTE, 4G, 3G)
WiFi is not available throughout the course

1 review for Montreal’s Olympic Park walking tour

  1. Antoine

    ***** (5 stars on TripAdvisor)
    It’s my first time to visit the Montreal Olympic Park… we ride the cable to reached the observatory deck
    and from their we could see the overlooking view of the Montreal City… What an spectacular place to
    Antoine, Nov.11 2019

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