Downtown Montreal Tourist Scavenger Hunt

It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 30+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.

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2 to 3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • 30+ Challenges on this scavenger hung
    • Scavenger hunt on your smartphone (mobile site, not an App)
    • Available in English and in French
    • Entry/Admission - La Baie d'Hudson
    What's excluded :
    • Internet is required for this activity - Wifi will not suffice
    • Entry/Admission - Hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
    • Entry/Admission - Place Ville-Marie
    • Entry/Admission - Saint James's Club
    • Entry/Admission - Comité olympique canadien
    • Entry/Admission - Grevin Montreal
    • Entry/Admission - McCord Museum
    • Entry/Admission - La Maison Louis-Joseph Forget
    • Entry/Admission - Maison Reid Wilson
    • Entry/Admission - Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
    • Entry/Admission - Bell Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Windsor Station
    • Entry/Admission - Sun Life Building (Edifice Sun Life)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, 900 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H3B 4A5, Canada

    This hotel was built by the CN (Canadian National Railway) in 1958, near the Central Train Station, which is just behind the hotel.
    Close to:
    - Place Ville Marie
    - Central Station
    - Dorchester Square
    - Canada Place
    - Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Place Ville-Marie, 1 Place, Montreal, Quebec Canada

    Place Ville-Marie, on René-Lévesque Boulevard, is a complex of 4 buildings which includes a large plus-shaped tower. They are located at the 4 corners of the square.
    Close to:
    - Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
    - Central Station
    - Dorchester Square
    - Canada Place
    - Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Saint James's Club, 1145 Avenue Union, Montréal, QC H3B 3C2, Canada

    The St-James club was founded in 1857. It was inscribed on the sign engraved on the building at the corner of René-Lévesque and Union.
    Close to:
    - Place Ville-Marie
    - Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
    - Montreal Olympic House

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Comité olympique canadien, 500 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H2Z 1W7, Canada

    In addition to being the headquarters of various Canadian Olympic committees, it is also a museum dedicated to Canadian athletes.
    A large art installation in front of the building symbolizes the Olympic flame.
    Close to:
    - St-Patrick's Cathedral
    - Place du Frère André
    - Philipps Square
    - Saint James Club

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Place du Frere Andre, Montréal, QC, Canada

    The monument to Friar Andre was installed here in 1986 by the sculptor Émile Brunet (1893-1977). It is a replica of the original located near the chapel of Friar Andre at Saint Joseph's Oratory on the northwest side of Mount Royal.
    Close to:
    - Montreal Olympic House
    - Square Philipps
    - The Hudson's Bay Company
    - Saint James Club

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Phillips Square, Montreal, QC H3B, Canada

    The Monument to King Edward VII by Louis-Philippe Hébert (1850-1917) was installed here in 1914, just before the outbreak of World War I.
    The square honors Thomas Phillips (-1842), an entrepreneur and city councilor who owned the land here. His widow donated this land to the city.
    Close to:
    - Christ Church Cathedral
    - Henry Birks & Sons
    - The Hudson's Bay Company

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: La Baie d'Hudson, 585 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3B 3Y5, Canada

    The Bay is the oldest company in North America, founded in London under King Charles II. Its name, when incorporated in 1670, was "The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay." A bit long as names go.
    Close to:
    - Philipps Square
    - Christ Church Cathedral
    - Henry Birks & Sons

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedrale Christ Church Cathedral, 635 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B8 Canada

    Below Christ Church Cathedral is a shopping center called the Promenades de la Cathedral. It is part of the Montreal underground.
    The cathedral, built in 1859 in the neo-Gothic style, is the work of Frank Wills, a British architect.
    Close to:
    - Philipps Square
    - The Hudson's Bay Company
    - Henry Birks & Sons
    - The Eaton Center
    - Musée Grévin

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Birks Building, Birks Bldg, Montreal, QC H3A 2A7, Canada

    Henry Birks & Sons is a jewelry store founded in 1879 on Saint-James Street, but now on St-Catherines.
    Close to:
    - Philipps Square
    - The Hudson's Bay Company
    - Christ Church Cathedral
    - The Eaton Center
    - Musée Grévin

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Centre Eaton de Montreal, 705 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4G5 Canada

    It still bears the name of the Eaton department store which was on its right (corner of Robert-Bourassa). Eaton’s founded by Timothy Eaton in 1869, was a big competitor to the Hudson's Bay Company, with multi-story department stores located in all major Canadian cities.
    T Eaton Co closed in 1999. Sears, an American competitor, bought Eaton's bankruptcy to add high-end stores to its Canadian network but abandoned them in 2002.
    Close to:
    - Christ Church Cathedral
    - Place Ville-Marie
    - Musée Grévin
    - McGill University
    - McCord Museum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Grevin Montreal, 705 Sainte Catherine Street West Suite 5-104, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4G5 Canada

    In 2013, the Musée Grévin moved to the 5th floor of the Eaton Center, where there used to be a 6-screen cinema.
    Musée Grévin is a wax museum where you can see life-size Quebec and international stars. Over 125 can be seen, including Albert Einstein, Céline Dion, the Queen Elizabeth Hotel "bed-in" scene, Wayne Gretzky, Marguerite d'Youville, Maurice Richard, Justin Trudeau, and Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve (founder of Montreal).
    Close to:
    - Christ Church Cathedral
    - Place Ville-Marie
    - Centre Eaton
    - McGill University
    - McCord Museum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Banana Republic, 777 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3B 1C6, Canada

    Here you will face an observation challenge with the sign above the door.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Illuminated Crowd, 1981 Avenue McGill College, Montréal, QC H3A 3C1, Canada

    The illuminated crowd is the name of the large beige artistic installation in front of you. Installed in 1986, it is the work of Raymond Masson (1922-2010).
    You will have a tough challenge here.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Le banc des secrets / The Secret Bench by Lea Vivot, McGill College, Montreal, Quebec Canada

    On this bench are several signatures including one from Sir Sean Connery.
    Located in front of the IA building.
    Close to:
    - The Illuminated Crowd
    - McCord Museum
    - McGill University

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9 Canada

    It is a museum of Canadian heritage and history, founded in 1921.
    Totem Urbain you just saw is part of its collection, as is a large Inukshuk is from the museum (to its left when facing it). The Inukshuk was created in 1992 by Joséphine Nalukturuk.
    3 separate challenges await you around McCord Museum.
    Close to:
    - Roddick Gates
    - McGill University
    - John F Kennedy Monument
    - Imaginaire Abstrait mural

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Roddick Gates, 15a Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 2K6, Canada

    Roddick Gates is the main entrance to the McGill University campus. It was a gift from Amy Redpath Roddick, in 1924, to the university, in memory of her husband, Sir Thomas George Roddick (1846-1923).
    A simple challenge awaits you here.
    Close to:
    - McCord Museum
    - Redpath Museum
    - McGill University


    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke St. W. (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9 Canada

    McGill was founded in 1821 by a donation from James McGill (1744-1813) and the National Assembly of Quebec. Courses are predominantly given in English. However, assignments and exams can be completed in French.
    McGill is considered one of the most prestigious universities in Canada, and among the best in North America.
    A few challenges await you on the campus.
    Close to:
    - Roddick Gate
    - McCord Museum
    - Redpath Museum

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Musee Redpath, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C4 Canada

    On the McGill University campus is the Redpath Museum, built in 1882. It is one of the oldest museums in Canada. Peter Redpath, its founder, was an industry Magna in Canada (sugar). It is the building at the far left of the park you are in, with the Roddick gates behind you.


    Stop At: La Maison Louis-Joseph Forget, 1195 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 1H9, Canada

    Louis-Joseph Forget Mansion is a museum in a 19th-century mansion. There are beautiful carved railings and various works of Canadian art inside. This Second Empire-style mansion was built in 1882-84. It represents well the bourgeois urban architecture of the end of the 19th century.
    Louis-Joseph Forget (1853-1911) was a stockbroker and politician, member of the Canadian Senate since 1896.
    Close to:
    - Ritz Carlton Hotel
    - Reid Wilson Mansion
    - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Maison Reid Wilson, 1201 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 1H9, Canada

    The Reid Wilson Mansion is another museum that you can visit.
    The James-Reid Wilson Mansion was erected in 1882 as well. Like the previous one, it is part of the Golden Square Mile, a bourgeois sector of the time (1850-1930).
    Close to:
    - Ritz Carlton Hotel
    - Reid Wilson Mansion
    - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal, 1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada

    The Montreal Ritz-Carlton hotel is where scenes from the movie Once Upon a Time in America (1984) with Robert De Niro and James Woods were filmed.
    Close to:
    - Maison Louis-Joseph Forget
    - Reid Wilson Mansion
    - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, 1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5 Canada

    The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is located on both sides of Sherbrooke Street. There are actually 5 buildings.
    Several artistic installations are found all around the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, for example the Twin Hearts of Six Feet, installed in 1999, by Jim Dine. There is also a very large Native American totem on the left side of the museum.
    Founded in 1860, this museum has been located here (north side) since 1912. Its current collection includes more than 43,000 pieces.
    Close to:
    - Concordia University
    - Crescent Street
    - Ritz-Cartlon Hotel Montreal

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 Canada

    1974 is the year Concordia University was founded.
    The Sir George-Williams campus includes many buildings across several city blocks.

    Pass By: Leonard Cohen Mural, 1420 Crescent Street, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2B7 Canada

    Take the time to notice the giant Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) mural on your right. This great Montreal poet and musician was appreciated worldwide. It was painted in 2017 by Miles MacGregor (El Mac).


    Stop At: Bell Centre, 1909, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H3B 5E8 Canada

    The Bell Center, to the right (south) of Montreal Canadiens Avenue, is where the NHL’s professional hockey team with the most Stanley Cups in its history, the Montreal Canadiens, play.
    Opened as the Molson Center in 1996, Bell took over the name in 2002. Previously, the Canadiens played at the Montreal Forum, located at the corner of Atwater and Ste-Catherine, 2 km west of here.
    Founded in 1909, the Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup 24 times. It is far the 2nd best winning team in the league, the Toronto Maples Leafs (13 Stanley Cups). Interestingly, the Bell Center resides at # 1909 Avenue des Canadiens de Montréal.
    A few challenges await you near here.
    Nearby:
    - Windsor Station
    - Canada Place
    - Dorchester Square
    - Samuel de Champlain Hotel
    - St. Goerge's Anglican Church

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Windsor Station, 1160 de la Gauchetiere St W, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2S2 Canada

    Built in 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the medieval Roman style, it has not been used by trains since 1997.
    Windsor Station today serves houses offices and is an event venue. It is connected to Montreal’s underground.
    Close to:
    - Bell Center
    - St.George's Church
    - Canada Place
    - Dorchester Square

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St. George's Anglican Church, Place du Canada, 1100 rue Stanley, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4K4 Canada

    Opposite Windsor Station is St. George's Anglican Church, founded in 1843. This was the 2nd church, opened in 1854, to accommodate a larger congregation, as well as a surplus of people at Christ Church that you saw earlier near The Bay.
    Close to:
    - Bell Center
    - Windsor Station
    - Canada Place
    - Dorchester Square

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Place du Canada, Peel St and Rene-Levesque Blvd, Montreal, Quebec Canada

    The park called Place du Canada was originally called Dominion Square, the name was changed in 1967, Canada's centenary.
    The central monument to Sir John A Macdonald was installed here in 1895, sculpted by George Edward Wade (1853-1933).
    Learn more about Macdonald on our scavenger hunt and solve a few challenges.
    Close to:
    - Sun Life Building
    - Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
    - Dorchester Square
    - Windsor Station

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Dorchester Square, 1555 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3L8 Canada

    Square Dorchester boasts 4 monuments and we have one challenge here.
    Close to:
    - Sun Life Building
    - Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
    - Place du Canada
    - Windsor Station

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Sun Life Building (Edifice Sun Life), 1155 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V6 Canada

    This majestic building was completed in 1931 and at that time was the biggest building (in total space) in the British Empire. Its construction began in 1913 and the first 7 floors were completed by 1918. Two enlargements have brought it to what you see today.
    This building is important to history, because during World War II, reserves of British gold was kept in its vault 3-stories below street level. Operation Fish saw these values gradually transit to Ottawa and then traded on the New York Stock Exchange to finance the war effort.
    Close to:
    - Dorchester Square
    - Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
    - Place du Canada
    - Windsor Station

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde, 1085 de la Cathedrale (René-Lévesque W. and Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V3 Canada

    Marie-Reine du Monde Cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Montreal and the 4th largest church in Quebec after Saint Joseph's Oratory and Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal and the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica east of Quebec city.
    It was completed in 1894 in Baroque and Renaissance styles. It is actually a smaller reproduction of Saint Peter’s at the Vatican. It was dedicated in 1955 by Pope Pius XII.
    Close to:
    - Dorchester Square
    - Sun Life Building
    - Place du Canada
    - Windsor Station

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    5 Place Ville Marie, Montreal, QC H3B 5M1, Canada
    Departure Time :
    2/20/2020 - 11/4/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Outdoor activity done in small groups, up to 6 persons. No need to touch anything or enter anywhere.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Activity ID: V-152849P31

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