Montreal is home to the world’s longest underground tunnel network, spanning an impressive 33 kilometres (20.5 miles), and we’ve chosen a 3km (2 mile) zig zagging route of the most interesting parts for you to explore.
Our expert guide will lead you on an urban hike through Montreal’s “RESO” system of interior spaces and underground tunnels that link the metro stations, public spaces, office buildings, boutique hotels, and art centres of Downtown and Old Montreal.
You’ll hike through the tunnels, emerge to beautiful atrium views, admire (or critique) public art, pass an ice-skating rink the middle of a food court, ride the Metro and even discover how a mall was constructed underneath a Church placed upon stilts. Along the way you’ll learn why this network is so vital to Montreal’s economy. You’ll also find out the inside scoop on where to shop, dine, and explore, and you'll pause for a coffee & pastry along the way.
The tour ends with an unparalleled view of Montreal at the Au Sommet Place Ville Marie Observation Deck where you'll ride the elevator up to the 45th floor. You'll observe the Saint Lawrence River, Mount Royal, Old Montreal, Quartier des spectacles, the Olympic Stadium tower to name a few, and your guide will be right there with you to point out the most interesting sights and neighbourhoods.
On those cold wintry days, you’ll be happy to be warm inside discovering a whole new world – or underworld – of Montreal, and be thankful not to get lost down there on your own.
Highlights:Central Station / Atrium 1000 Skating Rink / Montreal Metro / Montreal Opera / Promenades of the Cathedral / Place Ville Marie Observation Deck (46th floor)
What's included:Cafe, tea or hot chocolate, metro ticket, access to the exhibition #MTLGO at the 45th floor of the Place-Ville-Marie and the access to Au Sommet Place Ville Marie Observation Deck at the 46th floor ($20 value!)
When:Every day !
Departure time & location:10am and 1:30pm from the Lobby of the Place Ville-Marie