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Montreal Architecture Tours

Quebec Architecture Guides – Exclusive Building Walks in Canada tailor made for groups.

post updated 27 April 2024

Contact e-architect for your walking guide in Quebec: isabelle(at)

Visit the stunning new Îlot Balmoral, Downtown Montréal design by architects Provencher_Roy:
Îlot Balmoral Montreal Architecture News
photo : Stéphane Brügger

Montreal Architecture Walking Tours

Montreal Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Montreal guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Quebec are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Quebec please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Montreal Architecture Introduction

Montreal is located in Quebec, in the southeast of Canada. The city is the largest in the province, the second-largest in the Canada, after Toronto.

Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium Montreal Building design by Cardin Ramirez Julien + Ædifica:
Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium Building Montreal Architecture Tours
photograph : Stéphane Brügger

Key architecture in Quebec is located in the city – namely Habitat 67, Biosphere, Bibliotheque National du Québec – all important pieces of modern and contemporary architecture. Of these probably most celebrated architecturally is Habitat 67, which appears in many histories of Modern Architecture.

The key recent buildings are the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Stewart Museum and the Palais des Congrés in Place Jean-Paul Riopelle. All these buildings can be visited on our Montreal Architecture Tours.

Habitat 67 buildings:
Habitat 67, Montréal Architecture Tours
photo © Timothy Hursley

Famous architects with buildings in Montreal, Quebec, include Moshe Safdie ; Saucier + Perrotte Architectes ; Les architectes FABG ; Provencher Roy + Associés architects ; Les architectes Tétrault, Dubuc, Saia et associés ; Hal Ingberg architecte and HCM Architects.

Musée d’art de Joliette, Québec, design by Les architectes FABG:
Art Museum Building in Québec
photograph : Stéphane Brügger

Montreal Walking Tours

Montreal Architectural Tours can focus on traditional Quebec buildings, contemporary buildings or both. e-architect can provide information on building types and geographical areas ahead of your tour. For example, a group interested in Montreal office buildings could be provided with information ahead of their visit to Quebec.

Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art building:
Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art in Montreal
photo © Tom Arban

Visitors can be met from their hotel or at the starting point of their Quebec walking tour.

Montreal Buildings

Key recent architectural designs:

Drummondville Library, Centre-du-Québec
Architects: Chevalier Morales
Drummondville Public Library Quebec - Montreal Architecture Tours
photo : Adrien Williams
Drummondville Public Library in Quebec

Desjardins Offices, Montréal Tower, 4141, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin, Montréal
Interior Design: Provencher_Roy
Desjardins Offices Montreal Architecture Walking Tours
photo : Stéphane Brügger
Desjardins Offices in Montréal Tower

Montreal Walking Tour Guides

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your Quebec architecture tour on mobile +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at)

Architecture Tours

Other than Montréal, e-architect organise Architecture Walking Tours in other North American cities such as Vancouver, New York and in the state of Alaska.

Other cities where we offer architectural city walks include Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Mexico City.

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Major Montreal Buildings

Habitat 67
Date built: 1967
Design: Moshe Safdie Architect
Habitat 67

Mies van der Rohe Gas Station, Nun’s Island
Design: Les architectes FABG
Mies van der Rohe gas station on Nuns Island, Montreal
photo :
Nun’s Island Gas Station – Renovation
Nun’s Island is part of the Hochelaga archipelago located immediately southwest of Montreal. The urbanization followed the opening of the Champlain bridge in 1962 under an ambitious master plan carried out by Metropolitan Structures, a real estate giant who had built numerous projects in Chicago with the collaboration of Mies van der Rohe.

Îlot Balmoral
Architect: Provencher_Roy
Îlot Balmoral Downtown Montréal
photo : Stéphane Brügger
Îlot Balmoral, Downtown Montréal
The Îlot Balmoral, a 13-storey mixed-use office building commissioned by the Société d’Habitation de Montréal (SHDM), rises as a testimony to Montréal’s creative economy. One of the final major developmental pieces of the ‘Quartier des Spectacles’ in downtown Montréal, the impressive structure is the new home of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and UQAC’s École des arts numériques, de l’animation et du design (NAD School).

Repentigny Theater
Architects: Les architectes FABG
Repentigny Theater Montréal Québec
photograph : Steve Montpetit
Repentigny Theater
The new Repentigny Theater is the result of an architectural competition aimed at offering patrons a variable configuration room with 350 seats for various cultural activities, while also providing a prominent space for classical music. The project completes a civic ensemble called Repentigny Cultural Space, conceived and developed at the heart of the municipality.

Joie de Vivre, Outremont, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Architects: ACDF Architectur
Joie de Vivre Outremont Montreal
photo : Adrien Williams
Joie de Vivre, Outremont
ACDF Architecture, a forward-thinking Canadian firm internationally recognized for designing a new generation of meaningful and impactful buildings, is proud to unveil Joie de Vivre, a 225-unit residential building thoughtfully integrated into an industrial backdrop.

Montreal Holocaust Museum New Downtown Building
Design: KPMB Architects + Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker Architecture
Montreal Holocaust Museum Downtown Building
image courtesy of architects practice
Montreal Holocaust Museum Downtown Building
The Montreal Holocaust Museum (MHM) is proud to reveal the architectural designs of its new downtown Museum opening in 2025 at 3535 Blvd. St-Laurent. Created by KPMB Architects + Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker Architecture, the winning designs were selected following an international architectural competition.

Design: Lemay
Humaniti Vertical City Montreal Architecture News
photo : Brandon Barré
Humaniti Vertical City
Located at the crossroads of the International district, the Quartier des spectacles, and Old Montreal, Humaniti is Montreal’s tallest mixed-use community. It includes a luxury hotel, rental units, restaurants, boutiques, and public spaces.

Stewart Museum
Design: Les architectes FABG
Stewart Museum Montréal

Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Design: Provencher Roy + Associés architects
Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion

Montreal Architecture Studios : design firm listings on e-architect – Quebec architecture practice contact details

Canadian Architecture

McGill University Schulich School of Music

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