Montreal Plateau Mount-Royal walking tour

$57.50 $57.50

Travel & Hospitality Awards 2022 European Travel AwardsLooking for things to do in Montreal? Try our tourist scavenger hunt which takes you on foot throughout the Plateau Mount-Royal neighborhood!

See the main sites of interest in this beautiful neighborhood, including Mont Royal Park, Saint-Louis Square, and many others while also solving challenges at every step. Each challenge will tell you where you are going next and a bit of local history and advice.

The Montreal Plateau Mont-Royal Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.7 km / 2.3 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 27 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge
  • 32 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
  • Pets are allowed throughout this tour
  • 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.

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

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The Montreal Plateau Mont-Royal Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.7 km / 2.3 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take 2 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) Nice 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 the Plateau Mont-Royal walking tour’s complete tour details, specifications, requirements, and city history. You’ll also find there the complete list of locations seen.

What you’ll see

  • Quat’Sous Theatre
  • Mount-Royal Fusiliers
  • Saint-Louis Square
  • Moishes’
  • Schwartz’s
  • Jeanne-Mance Park
  • Montreal Jewish Museum
  • Portugal Park
  • Sir George-Étienne Cartier Monument
  • Mount-Royal Park
  • Aujourd’hui Theatre
  • Leonard Cohen’s home
  • and much more

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 people – but is not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.

The only area you’ll encounter difficulty with a wheelchair or stroller is in Jeanne Mance Park. Accessible ramps are not immediately where the tour passes but can be found nearby.

After purchase, to begin your Plateau Mount-Royal walking tour, you will need to be outside the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec at 3535 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3P1. This is the start location.

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

Discovery and founding

Discoverer Jacques Cartier happened upon the Iroquoian village of Hochelaga during his second trip to America. 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 Old Montreal.

Finally founded in 1642 by Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, his name figures prominently throughout the city on landmarks and a large park north of the Olympic Stadium in the east. As well, an important east-west artery that runs through the city center bears his name.


Montreal, the center of the hinterland at the time, passed from the French Empire to the British Empire in 1763. The population grew with the inflation by new Scottish and English Bourgeois, as well as British-American loyalists fleeing the American 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.

And today

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. Montreal is also the largest French-speaking city in the Americas. 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

Starting point

in front of the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec at 3535 Saint-Denis St, Montreal, QC H2X 3P1

End point

At the other end of Square Saint-Louis, where your adventure begins. Approximately 2 blocks away.

Sights seen

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


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


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


2 to 3 hours at normal walking pace


3.7 kilometers / 2.3 miles

1 review for Montreal Plateau Mount-Royal walking tour

  1. Janique Dutremble

    ***** (5 stars on Google)
    Janique, 3 June 2019

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