This walk takes you through the must-see Plateau neighbourhood to take in some of the best street art Montreal has to offer. As you zigzag through this hip and artsy part of town you will discover why Montreal is known as Canada’s top cultural destination. The city has an astounding number of beautiful murals ready to be admired. Some are up to 9 stories high! Home of the annual Mural Festival and of several municipal programs promoting street art, Montreal is full of both legal and illegal street art. Your knowledgeable guide will show you some of the most notable and some harder to find murals, public art works and progressive community initiatives. During this 2.5 hour walk, you will learn the who, what, when and why of over 35 artworks. Whether you are a novice art admirer or a well versed art connoisseur, there is something for everyone! Along the way, your guide will point out some of the best cafes, microbreweries, bakeries and restaurants to try. This walk is a great way to experience the city off-the-beaten-path and discover both local and international artists.
Shea, Diego & Fitz
We are Shea & Diego and we'd like to introduce you to our company Fitz Tours. We offer 6 highly-rated experiences led by ourselves and the "Fitz Family" - this means you may be helped out by Veronique or Christian and hosted by one of our passionate local guides! They all have unique, friendly characters and are world travellers themselves. We've combined our passion and knowledge to offer top-notch bike & walking experiences here in Montreal - the kind we look for when we go traveling ourselves. We keep the groups small, the content upbeat, and hope you leave feeling like you were hosted by a 'friend for the day' - or longer. We'll show you the best art, architecture, urban development, nature, and local events & festivals, but we also aren't afraid to show you the grit, imperfections, and realities of what living in Montreal is like!
Start the walk at Le Livart; a non-profit art space (*Mon-Tues departs from Artgang on St-Laurent blvd*). Explore alleyways, charming Plateau streets and busy St-Laurent where murals and artworks dot the path. See some of Montreal's best-known street art such as the Leonard Cohen mural, WIA's depiction of Canadiana and much more. Stop for a beverage at a hip coffee shop and feel the neighbourhood's creative vibe!
Bring some CAD$ or credit card to buy a coffee or snack! The tour runs year round, rain or shine so plan ahead and dress for the weather especially in winter! We will stop inside along the way.