We meet in the borough with the highest concentration of artists in front of the first urban art gallery in Canada. We're going to be hitting the streets of the Plateau Mont-Royal to check out anywhere between 20 - 30 works of art. The murals range from 2 - 9 storeys tall. We'll be learning about the artists, the message and different techniques as well as about Montreal street art and graffiti scene. We'll take to the smaller back streets and alleyways to cover some hidden gems and just might witness some live work. At the end of the experience we'll be handing you a list of recommendations for craft beer, local designer shopping, COOL art galleries and the best food. The essentials of travel, quoi. Ask your guide to point out other great street art locations to continue on your own.
We founded Spade & Palacio tours 4 years ago and have been working in the tourism industry for 10. We wanted to show guests an intimate small group experience, taking them beyond the regular tourist haunts. We work regularly with travel journalists and filming crews showcasing beautiful Montreal through the eyes of a local. Our guests are our new friends we show around town, a town we just happen to know a lot about.
We'll be in the Plateau neighbourhood roaming the surrounding small streets and laneways off of St. Laurent boulevard.