Free Golden Square Mile Walking Tour

Duration: 1h and 45min
Guru: Helene
Registered on March 31, 2021

Hi! I’am a passionate “globetrotteure” who travelled around the world and worked for many years guiding French, English, Spanish travellers around Canada. I am a professional licensed guide of Montreal and I can give you the inside “scoop”of the city, from history, cuisine, architecture and more.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Montreal's Golden Square Mile is the nostalgic name given to this urban neighborhood between 1850 and 1930 at the foot of Mount-Royal in the west-central part of downtown Montreal. We will start our tour from Dorchester Square, right in the heart of downtown Montreal. We will discover the history that made Montreal the metropolis of Canada , in particular the CN and CP railroads and the Catholic Cathedral, Mary Queen of the World, surrounded by important skyscrapers. We will pass by the exclusive "Les Cours Mont-Royal " connected to Montreal's famous 33-kilometer underground pedestrian network. We will continue to McGill University , one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Canada. We will discover its famous students and professors as we walk through its beautiful campus that houses the Redpath Museum. We will hike up the slopes of Mount Royal, where beautiful mansions built by self- built Scottish men dominate the city. We will finish our tour on Sherbrooke Street in the "Museum Quarter" , with numerous art galleries and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts , whose rich collections make it the most visited museum in Quebec. Stops included in the tour: Dorchester Square starting point of the tour) Cathedral of Mary Queen of the world Les Cours Mont-Royal McGill University and its campus Redpath Museum Mount Royal and its mansions Sherbrooke Street Montreal Museum of Fine Arts I welcome you to the golden age of "The Golden Square Mile"!

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  • Meeting point:
    100 Rue du Square Dorchester, Montréa...
    100 Rue du Square Dorchester, Montréal, QC H3B, Canada
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    I'll carry a Montreal flag in my hand

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Mercedes 16 Aug 2022

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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
Nos gustó mucho la visita y todas las explicaciones que nos dio. Fue muy entretenido, sin duda repetiríamos y totalmente recomendable.
David 01 Jul 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Helene is super nice!!! She knows everything about Montreal and her history! She even knows where to go to find the best places to have the best experience! For an Old Port Tour, she is the one you have to have.
mario 25 Jun 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Helene no aparecio, ni envio a nadie para avisar de su ausencia. Esperamos 45 minutos sin señal de ella. A media mañana habia enviado un mensaje confirmando el tour, pero no apareció. Una falta de respeto total. Al parecer ella debe creer que como el tour es gratis, nuestro tiempo no vale nada tampoco. Shame on you
Jose 19 Jun 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Helene es un encanto y nos explicó un montón de detalles del origen de Montreal
Adrián 26 May 2022

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Travelled in couple - May 2022
Recomiendo el tour con Helena, es una guía divertida, con mucha información sobre la historia de Montreal. Lo mejor de todo que aporta datos interesantes y de una manera muy amena y divertida. Recomendable 100%
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If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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