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Top Tours & Activities in Montreal

Updated: Mar 27

Montreal, the captivating city at the heart of Quebec, offers a unique blend of French charm and North American energy. Beyond the iconic poutine and maple syrup, Montreal offers a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be explored. From delving into rich history on a guided walk through Old Montreal to kayaking the Lachine Canal or ziplining through a scenic forest, this city caters to all interests. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or an adrenaline seeker, get ready to discover the best tours and activities that will transform your Montreal trip into an unforgettable adventure!


If you're interested in multiple attractions, consider getting the Montreal Pass for extra savings.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

History Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Visit Montreal’s historic centerpiece on this guided walking tour of Old Montreal. Discover the history, heritage, architecture and culture in this, the oldest area of the city of Montreal, dating back to New France. Choose between a shorter tour around either the east or west sides of Old Montreal or a longer tour around both. See famous sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica, Place Jacques-Cartier, Bonsecours Market, Montreal City Hall and Champ de Mars, to name a few.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 4 pm

Price

$22

Alternative


Mont-Tremblant Day Tour

Escape Montreal and spend a stress-free day exploring Mont-Tremblant. With this group tour, you’ll first head to Saint-Sauveur Village, where you can take in the views, opt for a lake cruise, and grab a relaxing lunch. Then it’s off to the top of Tremblant Mountain via cable car—up there, you can zipline, wander nature, and simply spend time how you like before your journey back to the city.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Saturday at 7 am

Price

$46

Alternative


La Grande Roue de Montreal

Enjoy incredible views of the city from a cabin on the largest Ferris wheel in Canada with this ticket to La Grande Roue de Montréal.


Duration

20 mins

Availability

Everyday from 10 am - 11pm

Price

$60 per person

Alternative

AURA Experience at Notre-Dame Basilica and Cruise

The AURA experience immerses you in a captivating visual and musical universe, projected onto one of the most sublime canvases imaginable: the neo-Gothic architecture of the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Then embark from the Old Port on a cruise and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city center. The guide will teach you more about the history of the city of Montreal, its key figures and its maritime heritage.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 2 pm

Price

$74 per person

Alternative


Quebec City & Montmorency Falls Day Tour

Visit one of the most historic cities in Canada, Quebec City, on this guided all-day tour from Montreal. The only fortified city in North America, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it features cobblestone walkways and well-preserved 17th-century architecture. Plus, take in the grandeur of Montmorency Falls, which is 98 feet (30 meters) higher than Niagara Falls.


Duration

14 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7 am

Price

$45 per person

Alternative


Food Tour

Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover the delicious cuisine in the French Canadian city as an authentic local, with this Montreal Food Tour.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Price

$59 per person

Alternative

Craft Beer Tour & Pub Experience

With so many microbreweries and taprooms—all with lengthy beer menus—choosing where and what to drink in Montreal can be a challenge. On this tour, explore the Latin Quarter with a beer-loving guide. Visit three brewpubs, sampling two beers at each. In between drinking, you’ll get to see and hear more about nearby sights, such as Place des Arts, Saint-Louis Square, and Rue Saint-Denis.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Friday & Saturday at 3 pm

Price

$123 per person

Alternative

Montreal Boat Tour

Enjoy a boat ride along the Saint Lawrence River and see the most impressive views with this Montreal Boat Tour. You'll discover all there is to know about the Canadian city.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 11:30 am and 2 pm

Price

$47 per person

Alternative

Montreal Evening Cruise - $59 per person


Zipline Adventure

Soar over the Old Port of Montreal on this urban zipline circuit — the first of its kind in Canada. Make your way up an 85-foot-tall tower and holler out a ‘Woohoo!’ as you sail across 1200 feet of zipline. Don’t forget to look down and soak up the spectacular aerial views of Montreal. This 30-minute activity will appeal to thrill seekers and families alike!


Duration

30 minute

Availability

Everyday from 11 am - 7 pm

Price

$15 per person

Guided Skiing or Snowboarding in Quebec Forests

Embark on an all-inclusive skiing or snowboarding adventure from Montreal led by a local guide. Learn to ski on premier mountains in Quebec with all necessary gear provided.


Duration

10 - 12 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8 am

Price

$346 per person

Alternative

Curling Experience - $83 per person


Nordic Spa Thermal Experience

Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating thermal experience at Strøm Nordic Spa on Nuns Island. Discover a peaceful haven hidden away a few minutes from downtown Montreal and take a moment to recharge your batteries before your next adventure.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10 am - 10 pm

Price

$50 per person


Helicopter Ride

Enjoy a unique experience and discover the largest city in the province of Quebec from a different perspective with this Montreal Helicopter Ride.


Duration

20 mins

Availability

Everyday from 10 am - 7 pm

Price

$143 per person

Alternative

Granby Zoo

Take a unique bus tour of Granby Zoo in Montreal. It's home to more than 1,800 animals and 200 species from all around the world. This bus package tour takes you on a journey through the zoo, with a carefully designed itinerary for you to get the most out of your day. There’s also an option to visit their farm in the morning to do some fruit picking.


Duration

8 hours

Availability

Saturday & Sunday at 7:30 am

Price

$76 per person


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