Montreal is a walkable city and there are plenty of neighborhoods and sites to explore.
Self-guided walking tours are great because you can go at your own pace. You don’t have the same time constraints guided tours have. Plus, you can spend more time at places that interest you and skips those that don’t.
Here are maps for self-guided tours of four of Montreal’s most beautiful neighborhoods.
Old Montreal (Vieux Montreal)
Old Montreal is the oldest part of Montreal and some of its buildings date back to the mid-1600s. You’ll find a lot of Montreal’s most beautiful architecture in this area as well as a vibrant atmosphere.
The Plateau (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
The Plateau is a quaint, residential section of Montreal that has beautiful, early 1900’s architecture. In addition to interesting buildings, there are small shops and stores to wander in and out of, wonderful street art to see and and two parks on either side of the neighborhood to explore.
Mount Royal Park (Parc du Mont-Royal)
Mount Royal Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (the same man who designed Central Park in New York City). It’s one of Montreal’s largest greenspaces and is named after the mountain it sits on.
Downtown Montreal is a great place to walk around and explore. It’s home to some of the City’s best museums, the beautiful campus of McGill University, some impressive skyscrapers and more.