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Walking tours

Whether it’s your first time or your 100th time, the Quartier des Spectacles offers two free walking tours that allow you to explore the creativity and history that inhabit this 1 km2 area of the island. The two hours walkings tours are led by a guide certified by the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ).

Quartier des spectacles Free Walking Tour

The 2024 season of the free guided tour of the Quartier des Spectacles will take place during the thursdays at 5:30 p.m. (in french), the sundays at 10 a.m. (in french) and the saturdays at 4 p.m. (in english). The season will be starting May 6 and will end September 29, 2024

Head out on a discovery of the major events that have shaped the urban fabric and spirit of the Quartier des Spectacles, from the Red Light era to its recent transformation into a vast outdoor theatre.

You will visit iconic cultural venues, its ambitious Luminous Pathway and new buildings. Tourists and Montrealers alike will appreciate this engaging walk through a sometimes little known area of Montreal.

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Useful information

  • There is a maximum of 20 people per group.
  • Tours begin at the Place des Festivals at the corner of Balmoral and Saint-Catherine West Streets. The nearest metro station is Place-des-Arts, on the green line.
  • You don’t need to print your e-ticket.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather are recommended.
  • Tours take place rain or shine.
  • The tour is unfortunately not adapted for people with reduced mobility.

Quartier latin Free Walking Tour (only in French)

The 2023 season of the free guided tour of the Latin Quarter is over. Thank you! See you in summer 2024!

This two-hour walking tour, offered by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, features comments by a passionate guide certified by the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ). The stroll takes participants through the ages, exploring picturesque streets, historic buildings and French-language cultural and academic institutions. From the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) to Espace St-Denis, from Le Bordel Comédie Club to Habitations Jeanne-Mance, participants will discover the well-kept secrets and fascinating stories of the Latin Quarter, from its beginnings as the intellectual home of French America to its evolution into a vibrant student, arts and entertainment district. A tour created by Justin Bur for the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.

Useful information

  • There is a maximum of 20 people per group.
  • Tours begin at the Place Pasteur, on Saint-Denis Street. The nearest metro station is Berri-UQAM, on the green line.
  • You don’t need to print your e-ticket.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather are recommended.
  • Tours take place rain or shine.
  • The tour is unfortunately not adapted for people with reduced mobility.

Private tours for groups can be organized on request.
Prices and information : visite@quartierdesspectacles.com