Montréal’s Public Art Map

© NMW-Get Exposed - Hedge from Architecturama© Tourisme Montréal, Martin New - Monument to the Montreal Canadiens / Maurice Rocket Richard© Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal / Photo: Productions Train d'enfer - Art pour tous
© Mélanie Cantin - Endless escalator at Papineau Métro© Rémi Dussault - Public Art

© NMW-Get Exposed - Hedge from Architecturama

June 16, 2016The self-guided Montréal art map highlights ten different routes designed to help visitors discover Montréal, its heritage and rich cultural diversity, through compelling works of public art. The chosen works have been selected to illustrate the diversity of Montréal’s public art offering and run the gamut from commemorative monuments to contemporary masterpieces.

Each circuit has been developed around a museum and as such, focuses on a specific city locality.

Downtown knowledge and heritage tour:

Starting out from the Université du Québec à Montréal, this tour winds its way to majestic public gathering places, with interesting facts and charming stories along the way.

Historical tour: From the old city to the new

Jump back in time as you walk along the narrow streets and experience the famous sites of Old Montréal, the birthplace of the bustling metropolis that Montréal is today!

Tour among the trees in Parc Jean-Drapeau

Meander through a magnificent park, once the site of the Expo 67 World’s Fair, with the St. Lawrence River as your backdrop and multiple public works to discover in amongst the trees.

Contemporary neighbourhood discovery tour

Explore the Quartier des spectacles, an eclectic – and electric! – neighbourhood where creativity, innovation, production and diffusion harmoniously co-exist with unique artworks.

The Rapide de Lachine tour

This route allows visitours to view artwork installed along the St-Lawrence River and the Rapides de Lachine; it ends with the exploration of a stunning garden with 12 contemporary sculptures.

The tours can be enjoyed on foot, by bike (why not hop on a BIXI?) or public transit. Maps are available at the Infotouriste Centre located at 1255 Peel Street and at the Tourist Welcome Office in Old Montréal at 174, Notre-Dame Street East.