Walking tours

Saturday 20 July – Portuguese district walking tour

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Come visit the Portuguese district, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the arrival of this community in Montreal and Canada!

Walking tour led by Joaquina Pires and Miguel Simão Andrade

The Portuguese community, particularly active on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, is celebrating this year the 60th anniversary of the arrival of its first immigrants to Montreal.

This is a perfect occasion to discover or rediscover the Portuguese district, accompanied by two guides from this community who will share their passion for their culture and their traditions.

Walking tour, in French, 10:30 am – noon.

Meeting point: corner of Avenue des Pins and Saint-Laurent Boulevard

Price: $12 non-members / $10 members

Reservation recommended:

Information : 514-286-0334

Walking tours

Historical walking tour during the Mural Festival

Sunday, June 16, 2013

During the Mural Festival, (re)discover the history of the Main in a different way !

Walking tour led by Catherine Browne and Bernard Vallée

On the occasion of the first edition of this public art festival, come to discover or rediscover the historical and architectural heritage of the Main, while also admiring the new artwork being created on buildings along Saint-Laurent Boulevard, between Sherbrooke Street and Mont-Royal Avenue this coming weekend.

A meeting between the heritage of the past and the heritage of tomorrow, in appreciation of one of the most iconic streets of Montreal.

Walking tour, in French or English (specify when reserving), 9:30 am – noon.

Meeting point: service station on the northwest corner of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street

Price : $12 non-members / $10 members

Reservation recommended : or 514-286-0334

Walking tours

Walking the Main

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Walking the Main: a 6-km guided tour of Saint-Laurent Boulevard on the weekend of the Formula 1 pedestrian zone !

Tour led by Bernard Vallée, Catherine Browne and Justin Bur

From the Old Port to Jean-Talon Street, discover the richness and diversity of the neighbourhoods adjoining the six kilometres of Montreal’s historic Main. During this day-long walk, our experienced and enthusiastic guides will tell the stories of the different communities that have shaped the boulevard.

The Formula 1 weekend may be the occasion to glance at some fancy machinery, but it also implies that much of the boulevard will be closed to traffic, allowing us to walk freely up the street.

A different sort of guided tour, back for the first time in four years. Not to be missed!

Walking tour, in French, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Starting point: Rue de la Commune south side, at the foot of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, in the Old Port.

There will be a one-hour break for lunch.

Price: $25 non-members / $20 members (lunch not included)

Reservation recommended: or 514-286-0334