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Montreal City Guide

Montreal Organized Tours Overview

©2006 Tourisme Montreal, Stephan Poulin See the sights of Montreal from a horse-drawn carriage by Caleche Tours.

Montreal has a number of unique ways to explore the city. Specialized Tours include a walk in the woods, New France style. The Stewart Museum at the Old Fort (20 Chemin Tour L'Ile, Saint Helen Island) offers Trails by Night, a nighttime snowshoe trek lead by costumed animators who bring the 1730s to life. Come prepared for this outdoor wintertime walk in the woods with a double pair of socks, long Johns, and even ski pants. Tours are held in English for larger groups.

Old Montreal Ghost Walks (514-868-0303) offer guided tours of the area with fun and frightening twists. It features a Traditional Ghost Walk, a Montreal Historical Crime Scene, and a New France Ghost Hunt in which teams are supplied with lanterns and maps to search for clues that lead to a few ghosts along the way. The ghosts and ghost hunters are bilingual.

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Amarrages sans frontiers (514-272-7049) offers neighborhood walking and ethnic food tours. Heritage Montreal (514- 286-2662) offers Architectours, walking tours that highlight the architecture and diversity of Montreal's neighborhoods. Caleche Tours (514-489-3823) has horse-drawn carriage rides departing from Place d'Armes, Mont Royal Park, and Old Port of Montreal.

Gray Line bus tours (1140 Wellington St, 514-934-1222) offer various sightseeing and package tours of Montreal, which stops at the Biodome, Notre-Dame Basilica, and Chinatown.

Before you pack your bags, check out the suggestions on the next page for where to stay in Montreal.

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