A walking tour of Scottish Montreal
Last published in 2007 but still relevant today, we decided to put the "Tour of Scottish Montreal" on our website and share it with you. Happy exploring!
The three walking tours presented in this "Tour of Scottish Montreal" booklet take you on an informative journey spanning 350 years of Montreal's history, and reveal the significant contribution people of Scottish descent have made towards the city's development and proud heritage.
You will witness the city's historical progression from a small outpost to a large metropolis and discover the major role Scots have played in all aspects of Montreal life and culture. From business to academia, architecture to the fine arts, the Scottish community has enhanced the multicultural environment which has made Montreal world-renowned.
The combined tours guide you throughout the Montreal area, and can best be enjoyed by setting aside a few solid hours. The Main Tour takes approximately two hours to complete, while the Old Montreal and Extension Tours take about one and a half hours each.
Traces of Scottish influence in terms of their culture, history and ancestry can be found throughout the island of Montreal. Each tour provides an interesting perspective on how those influences helped shape this great city. A visit to Old Montreal reveals how the combined efforts of the Scots, the French, the English and the Irish helped to create and develop a thriving community. Those historic beginnings are today reflected in the downtown core, where the spirit of multiculturalism is in evidence on every street corner. In fact, as you progress through the "Tour of Scottish Montreal," you will witness and experience the dynamic cultural history of many diverse ethnic groups whose growing numbers have contributed to the growth, beauty and vibrancy of Montreal over the last 350 years.