Free walking tours!
An entertaining walking tour through downtown Montreal that tells the story of jazz and its connection to the city from the 1920s until the foundation of the Festival International de Jazz in 1980. You’ll see what has become of former clubs such as Rockhead’s Paradise, the Rising Sun and Chez Parée, clubs that greeted well-known and lesser-known jazz musicians from here and from afar.
The tour starts in front the old Windsor Station and ends at the Maison du Festival in the centre of the Festival’s action. Enthusiastic guide, old photos and music recordings are all part of the tour!
Dates and times of tours:
June 30 and July 1, 4, 7 and 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Please note that the tours are bilingual (French and English)
Walking distance: 2,7 km
Meeting point: 1100 Canadiens-de-Montréal Avenue (at the corner of Peel Street, in front of the old Winsdor station). Closest metro station: Bonaventure
End point of the tour: Maison du Festival, 305 Ste. Catherine Street West
Other dates of tours (charged): on demand
Reservations required (20 places available per visit):