Cities best reveal themselves on foot, and Montréal is one of North America’s most pedestrian-friendly locales. There’s much to see in the concentrated districts—cobblestoned Vieux-Montréal, downtown and its luxurious “Golden Square Mile,” and Mont Royal itself—and in this chapter are strolls that will take you through the highlights of all of them.
The city’s layout is mostly straightforward and simple to navigate, and the extensive Métro system gets you to and from neighborhoods with ease. These strolls will give you a taste of what’s best about old and new Montréal, and send you off to discover highlights of your own. In the following tour we mention lots of great eating stops along the way. We know you couldn’t possibly take us up on all our recommendations, but perhaps one or two of them will suit you when hunger strikes!
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