Historic outdoor tours

Animated tours
Downtown - Golden Square Mile

There’s a story waiting to be told around every corner in Montréal, and that’s just what you’ll get during a McCord Museum historic outdoor tour.

Each 90-minute urban walking tour is led by an experienced guide armed with anecdotes and interesting facts to reveal the heart, soul and history of three iconic neighbourhoods: the downtown Ville-Marie business district, Montréal’s Golden Square Mile, and Milton Parc.

There’s a bit of everything in Ville-Marie, Montréal’s business district: churches, cafés, skyscrapers, shopping malls, major hotels, the Underground City and, of course, the half a million or so people who pass through daily. Join the hustle and bustle on the busy streets of downtown Montréal and discover its history and various works of public art along the way.

Distinctive architecture and engaging stories of families and properties await you in this tour of Montréal’s Golden Square Mile. Once Canada’s wealthiest district, it is now home to mansions, department stores, university buildings, and luxury hotels.

Milton Parc is a historically significant neighbourhood just east of the McGill University campus. Featuring large 19th-century townhouses once slated for demolition but ultimately saved by citizen-led protests, a tour of this charming neighbourhood offers insight into Montréal’s architectural heritage and community efforts for its preservation.


June 8 to Sep 28, 2019: Tue, Sat, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Tue, Sat, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Historic outdoor tours
690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC H3A 1E9

Downtown - Golden Square Mile
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