River to Mountain Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours, 2pm departure

What You'll See: Old Montreal, Old Port, Downtown, McGill University, Golden Square Mile, Mont-Royal park

Price

$55 + fees

(approx $42 USD)

Minimum recommended age is 8 years, contact us if you have younger children.

A guided urban walk that takes you through 6 different neighbourhoods from Old Montreal to the top of Mont-Royal park.

  • Meet your guide in the oldest part of town before learning how Montreal came to be the modern city it is today.
  • Visit various neighbourhoods from historical Old Montreal, surprisingly green Downtown Montreal, picturesque McGill University and more.
  • Admire countless public art works & new urban park installations, and marvel at the city's diverse architecture.
  • Explore part of the 33+km long underground city network and find a piece of the Berlin wall.
  • Walk the carefully crafted urban path connecting the St-Lawrence river to the peaceful forested Mont-Royal park.

Departures at 2:00pm

Available as a public tour from May to November and as a private tour year-round

Tour ends with an optional walk to the top of Mont-Royal park (Tour duration: 2.5 hours without)

All tours run rain or shine and includes many indoor passages

Get the most of Downtown Montreal

Inspired by the City of Montreal’s freshly inaugurated ‘River to Mountain Walkway’ path,  this carefully designed urban walk will take you to the city’s main sites and attractions in a unique Fitz & Follwell way.

What you’ll see

Meet your guide at a hip Old Montreal cafe before exploring the different neighbourhoods connecting the St-Lawrence river to the Mont-Royal park.

Fun and informative

Our highly knowledgeable guides will provide in-depth information in a casual personalized way.

An active way to sightsee

This 5km urban stroll lets you cover a lot of ground as you walk from 7m at the riverfront to 233m altitude at the top of Mont-Royal. You won’t notice the calories burnt while taking in all the sights! (And if you’ve had enough, you can always skip the walk up the “mountain” at the end)

A mix of city and nature

The tour ends with an optional walk to the top of the forested Mont-Royal park where you can take in the most breathtaking view of Montreal and spot all the places you saw throughout the tour.

This walking tour meets at Café Olimpico at the William Gray Hotel, 419 St Vincent St, Old Montreal.

- 5 minutes walk from METRO PLACE D'ARMES
- 5-10 minute taxi ride from Downtown

Meeting Location

419 St Vincent St
Ville-Marie, Montreal, QC, Canada

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

What is the cancellation policy?

For our regular tours, cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance are fully refundable (A 5% cancellation fee applies). Tours cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are non-refundable.

What language do you speak on the tours?

The majority of the tours run in English, but as you probably know, Montreal is a French/English bilingual city and so are all our guides. For private groups we can operate the tour in English, French, or Spanish. Please contact us.

What if the tour is sold out on the date that I want to go?

If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please contact us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, booking in advance is required. Our tours typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

Are children allowed on the tours?

Yes! We love having kids on our tours. If you are joining a bike tour, let us know in advance so we can prepare the bikes for the little ones.

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"I took the river to the mountain tour, which was a lot of fun and good exercise too! We walked through old town, made a stop at a beautiful cafe located in an old bank, saw some of the underground city, walked through McGill campus, and made our way up the mountain! I enjoyed the tour immensely.”

Allegra, Trip Advisor

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