Discover downtown Montreal and the underground city

Guidatour invites people of Montreal and tourists alike to experience or re-experience the city’s downtown in a fun and unexpected way with the Downtown Montreal Above and Beneath free walking tour. The activity is presented from June to September, thanks to the support of Montréal centre-ville. With a professional guide, (re)discover city centre from a multitude of perspectives, including its authentic, lively, and creative sides. It’s more than just a business or tourist destination!

This 2-hour walking tour is open to the public (reservations are mandatory) and will lead participants through the streets of downtown Montreal as well as below ground through the RÉSO (Underground Pedestrian Network), the famous “underground city”. Explore the upper and lower levels of downtown, which together make up the heart of Montreal and one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan areas of the city.

downtown MontrealThe walking tour starts from the tourist information bureau (Infotouriste Centre) on Dorchester Square and ends near Time Out Market Montréal on St. Catherine Street West. It features historical and architectural content, anecdotes, all delivered in a light-hearted tone by a passionate guide.

Guidatour’s President, Angèle Vermette, says she is delighted with the project which is made possible thanks to the support of Montréal centre-ville: “The entire Guidatour team is thrilled with the opportunity to partner with Montréal centre-ville, which allows us to offer a tour that is not only free, but also of high quality, enriching and enjoyable for everyone. We hope that Montrealers will make the most of this inclusive activity to explore the city centre and play tourist in their own city. Whether you’re on your own, with friends, with your special someone, with family or with colleagues, it’s a great opportunity to learn new things and have fun.”

Tours in English are offered on Saturdays at 2:00pm. Tours in French are available on Thursdays at 4:30pm and on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm. Online reservations are required and spaces are limited.

Guidatour offers a variety of other activities as part of its regular programming, including tours of Old Montreal, mural tours, and the activities of the Montreal Ghosts. For more information or to book, visit

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