2020 IEEE PES General Meeting


Get to Know the City:

 

Here are some suggestions for tour companies and things to do during your stay in Montreal.

 

10 MONTRÉAL “MUSTS” FOR FIRST-TIME VISITORS

  1. Climb Mount Royal (The Lookout)
  2. Spree on Sainte-Catherine
  3. Eat Emblematic Montréal Cuisine
  4. Head Back In Time (In Old Montréal)
  5. Ascend To Saint Joseph’s Oratory
  6. Go “Underground”
  7. Market Yourself
  8. Hit a New Plateau
  9. Go East (For A Feast of Attractions)
  10. Find Your Art Beat

 

LOCAL MONTRÉAL FOOD TOUR

Walk a little, eat a little (or a lot!) and have tons of fun along the way – that’s what’s on the menu of Local Montréal Tours, unique and informative walking food tours through Montréal’s Mile End and Old Montréal districts.

Expert guides lead you off the beaten path to discover the cultural and culinary richness of trendy, vibrant Montréal neighborhoods. Armed with loads of interesting tidbits and stories, they’ll show you the ins and outs of the area while you sample authentic Montréal bites, take in the sights, meet up with local artisans and discover Quebecois specialties.

Walking tours last from 2 to 3 hours and cover about 2.3 kilometers (1.4 miles), including a variety of stops: bakeries, brewpubs, butcher shops, vegan eateries…the list goes on and on! Tasting locations vary depending on the tour and private tours are available upon request.

Another great thing about Local Montréal walking tours is that it’s not all about food: above and beyond the cuisine, there’s a cultural aspect that includes architecture, heritage, and social diversity. It’s a wonderful opportunity to drink in the surroundings and get a real taste for what Montréal has to offer.

 

BEYOND THE BASILICA - SPADE & PALACIO TOURS

Lace-up and get moving with Spade & Palacio Tours, offering a fun and interesting way to explore Montréal.  

This 2.5-hour walking tour sets out from the historic Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montréal, from which you will marvel at the striking architecture, old and new, as you make your way towards the sprawling Underground City, a unique subterranean network of passageways that Montrealers couldn't live without.

Upon surfacing in Chinatown, it’s off to the Quartier des spectacles, Montréal’s lively entertainment district where there’s always something going on, both indoors and out! From there, you’ll take a leisurely stroll up iconic Saint-Laurent Boulevard to discover Montréal’s renowned artistry and creativity through a striking display of outdoor wall murals.

As your tour winds down, your guide will happily share some recommendations on what to see and do in the city. Snacks, fun facts and cultural abundance, guaranteed!

 

FITZ & FOLLWELL

Take off on foot or grab a bike and tour Montréal with a friend for a day. That’s the philosophy behind Fitz & Follwell tours, offering authentic and active ways to experience Montréal like a local.

Experienced guides lead the way in a roster of incredible walking and cycling tours that showcase the very best of Montréal. From exploring the vast underground pedestrian network to picturesque Old Montréal to Plateau Mont-Royal murals, Fitz & Follwell offers well-crafted thematic tours in addition to private tours for any size of group.

Seasonally, two bike tours crisscross the city, its main arteries, smaller streets, and green spaces. Wintertime brings guided walking tours of vibrant Montréal neighborhoods, to discover its architecture, history, and culture.

Wish to explore on your own, Fitz & Follwell will set you up with a high-quality bike, helmet, lock, and map. Montréal is an extremely bike-friendly and walkable city, so it’s easy to get around to the must-see attractions, with stops to experience the sights, history, public art, local food, and diverse culture along the way.

 

COACH CANADA (GRAY LINE MONTREAL)

As you travel on in London-style double-decker bus or on a deluxe motorcoach, enjoy a narrated 2-hour tour or hop-on hop-off as you please, and discover Montréal.

 

For more information on Montreal and thing to do please visit Tourisme Montreal.