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.
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
- 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.
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?