Heritage & Discovery

With its rich architectural heritage and cradle of Montreal’s industrial activity, a captivating journey through time awaits you. The canal districts offer historic and sometimes hidden sites that have lost none of their grandeur. Add to your itinerary the many murals, parks, churches
and works of art from the City of Montreal’s public art collection, so you won’t miss a thing. In Griffintown, many buildings have stood the test of time and bear witness to this period: old forges and foundries, production plants, railway viaduct, gas and coal warehouses; all these buildings contribute to maintaining the historic character of the district. Little Burgundy invites you to experience jazz and color. Coursol Street (pictured), little known to Montrealers and tourists alike, is brimming with small, uniquely colored houses. A stop to admire the mural painted in honor of the great Oscar Peterson, the famous Montreal jazz pianist who died in 2007, is also a must. Finally, in Saint-Henri, you can follow in the footsteps of Gabrielle Roy’s first novel, Bonheur d’occasion. Published in 1945, this work tells the story of life in this neighborhood during the Second World War. Not forgetting, of course, the turn-of-the-century buildings designed by architect Ludger Lemieux, such as Fire Station 23, Saint-Zotique Church and Saint-Irénée Church.


Are you interested in fine dining, family outings or shopping? Discover Saint-Henri, Little Burgundy and Griffintown with our itineraries!