All About Montréal’s Murals

In the company of your professional guide, discover the origin and the current place of mural art in Montréal, on a path marked with unique and eclectic works of art. A veritable open-air museum, Montréal has become a hotspot for street art in North America. Montréal even rivals international capitals famous for their magnificent graffiti and outdoor murals.

Focusing mainly on the St-Laurent Boulevard axis and taking intriguing detours in surrounding streets and alleys, this colorful visit will allow you to admire some of the most lively and creative Montréal murals while highlighting the talent of the artists and collectives behind them.

Highlights & Sites visited

Here is an example of what you can expect on a typical tour:

  • Explore the MURAL Festival zone, named after an unmissable event that played a key role in democratizing urban art. Some of Montréal’s most impressive murals can be found there.
  • Further South, in the heart of the Entertainment District (Quartier des spectacles), you will also encounter some astounding murals, among which those created by Phillip Adams and David Guinn, from the MU organism.
  • Learn more about the emergence and evolution of muralism and how it was first developed around popular themes and national propaganda, specifically in Mexico in the 1920s.
  • Discover that Montréal was the first canadian city to develop this form of art in the 1970s and learn how the muralist movement grew to become so significant to the city.

Practical Information & Reservation

We can customize the duration, the circuit and the content of the tour at any time, according to your needs and interests. Contact us for more information or to book a tour.

Schedule: year-round, day and time of your choice.

Suggested length: 2 hrs minimum.

Maximum recommended: 12 to 15 people per guide.

2018 Rate: $185 (including taxes) for the private guide service of 2 hours. Gratuity at your discretion.

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