Wednesday Afternoon Excursions

The Main on a Plate

375 years of History, Food and Immigration.

This walking tour will allow you to discover how the many waves of immigration helped shape Montréal’s culinary scene. Go back in time to witness how an old red-light district became the city’s beloved theater district and how a Lacrosse field became the biggest outdoor market of the United States and Canada! You will walk through Montréal’s Chinatown, see a part of the Jewish and Portuguese neighborhoods, and explore the Mile-End, Canada’s most creative quarter, before entering Little Italy. Needless to say, you will be able to experience the rhythm of our multicultural city through Saint-Laurent Boulevard’s sights, sounds and tastes.

Duration: 3.5 hr
Cost: $40 CAD + tx


Flavours and Aromas of Old Montréal

This walking tour will allow you to discover the cultural and historic culinary charms of the oldest district of Montréal. Speciality shops and boutiques in the area are housed in old factories and showrooms from the 19th century. As you follow the narrow and winding streets of Old Montréal, your professional tour guide will feed your hunger for knowledge on the history of Montréal and its many culinary pleasures. You will learn how the native people have influenced Canadian food habits and how the World Fair Expo 67 brought exotic food to our tables. That and much more… Come discover the flavors and aromas of Old Montréal!

Duration: 2.5 hr
Cost: $25 CAD + tx


Old Montréal Walking Tour

A stroll through a maze of narrow lanes and old buildings provide a perfect opportunity to discover Old Montréal’s history and charm. With their exuberant display of architecture, the streets and buildings testify to Montréal’s rich heritage and illustrate a period of its history. The tour will feature a number of remarkable restorations that have breathed new life into the Old Port: City Hall, the old markets and municipal buildings, the old business section, churches, Jacques Cartier Square and majestic Notre-Dame Basilica. It’s in this historic part of the city that Ville Marie was built in 1642.

Duration: 2.5 hr
Cost: $0


The Golden Square Mile

Situated on the slopes of Mount Royal, the Square Mile has a lovely view of the city and the river. At the turn of the century, it was a wealthy neighborhood graced by some of Montréal’s most notable mansions. At the time, the people living in the Square Mile owned 70% of Canada’s wealth. This downtown historic district contains elaborate turn-of-the-century mansions, as well as the McGill University campus. See some of the prestigious houses such as Mount Stephen Club, the Lady Meredith Hall and Ravenscrag, a huge property built by shipping magnate Sir Hugh Allen. This is a unique experience and a tour designed to showcase aspects of Montréal’s history not easily accessible to the casual visitor.

Duration: 2.5 hr
Cost: $0


Dragon Boat and Brew

Dragon Boat is a unique sport! Originally from China, dating back to the 24th century, today’s Dragon Boat is now present worldwide. As Port of the Dragon Boat activity offered, you will be introduced to this safe and accessible sport. No experience required! We will show you in a few minutes all youneed to know. All equipment is provided! It’s an outdoor activity in one of Montreal’s historic sites: The Canal-de-Lachine. Have your sport’s gear on-hand, that is all you will need. We’ll chill with a cold beer after the event.

Duration: 2.5 hr
Cost: $0