The Montreal Underground City Tour + 360° Observatory – Operated during Winter only

Duration: 3h - 10:30am, winter only

What You'll See: Montreal Underground City, Downtown, Old Montreal, Quartier des Spectacles (Festival & Arts Quarter)


$65 CAD + tax & fee

($49 USD / 44€ + tax/fee)

Includes entrance to the 360° Observatory ($20 value)
Tour departs from the lobby of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, located at 900 René-Lévesque Blvd W.
Minimum recommended age is 8 years.
Sales taxes are 14.975%, Booking fee is $3.00.

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A 100% indoor tour around the best spots of the Montreal Underground City, finishing at the top of Montreal's tallest lookout! (winter only)

  • Discover this must-see underground network of Montreal with a local so you don't get lost.
  • 100% indoor walk - the perfect way to stay active on those cold Montreal days.
  • Learn why this network is so vital to Montreal’s economy and be surprised by the amount of hidden art.
  • Ride Montreal's 1960's Metro system and discover some of the famous public art inside its stations
  • Finish with an unparalleled view of Montreal at the 185m (607 feet) observation deck of the 360° Observatoire (Value of $20)

Departures at 10:30am from Thursday to Monday

Available as a public tour from November to March and as a private tour year-round

Includes entrance to the 360° Observatoire - Montreal's highest lookout point ($20 value!)

What to Expect

What you’ll see
You’ll walk through tunnels, emerge to beautiful atrium views, admire (or critique) public art, pass an ice-skating rink the middle of a food court, ride Montreal’s Metro, and even discover how a mall was constructed underneath a Church placed upon stilts. Along the way you’ll learn why the Montreal Underground City network is so vital to the city’s economy.

The finishing touch
The tour ends with an unparalleled view of Montreal at the 360° Observatoire Place Ville Marie where you’ll ride the elevator up to the 46th 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. A $20 value included in your ticket!

Best activity for a cold day
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.

Here are some Highlights from this Montreal Underground City Tour:

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel

Where John Lennon & Yoko Ono held their famous Bed-In for Peace in 1969

360° Observatory at Place Ville Marie

A guided visit to Montreal's highest lookout point (45th story) is included in your ticket! You will see Mont-Royal, the Old Port, the St. Lawrence River, and much more.

Gare Centrale (Montreal's Central Train Station)

This 1940's built rail station is Canada's second busiest. Discover Canadian-themed public art on its walls.

Atrium 1000 Indoor Skating Rink

A skating rink in the middle of a food court? Yes, only in Canada.

Place Des Arts

Home to multiple theatres, events, and festival year-round. You will also encounter interactive multimedia art!

Section of the Berlin Wall

Like Old Quebec City, Old Montreal used to be completely fortified. Learn why this section of the Berlin Wall lies here today.

A ride on Montreal's Metro

Montreal's 1960's Metro System is a must-see. The stations are all unique and filled with public art. You will ride one stop to get a taste!

Complexe Desjardins

Why would we take you inside a mall? To see Montreal's highest and impressive water fountain!

Christ Church Catherdral

Learn about the innovative way this Church raised funds in a time of need, by leasing out the land underneath it.

Where to Meet

This walking tour meets in the lobby of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Downtown Montreal

- Walking distance of many Montreal hotels
- 5 minute indoor walk from METRO BONAVENTURE

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

For our regular tours, cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance are fully refundable (A 5% cancellation fee applies). Tours cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are non-refundable.

The majority of the tours run in English, but as you probably know, Montreal is a French/English bilingual city and so are all our guides. For private groups we can operate the tour in English, French, or Spanish. Please contact us.

If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please contact us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.

Yes, booking in advance is required. Our tours typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

Yes they certainly are.  Our minimum recommended age is 8 years old, however infants in body carriers are welcome.

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We booked this tour because it was going to a frigidly cold weekend. The tour was fascinating. Montreal's Underground City is so much more than malls. Guide was very knowledgeable and showed us not only Underground but also above-ground and indoor art and other interesting facts. Highly recommended!

Magaret. Rochester, New York

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