Promenade Fleuve-Montagne

Last updated December 14, 2021
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The Promenade Fleuve-Montagne is a pedestrian link between Montréal’s two iconic natural features. Enjoy the unique experience of being guided through Montréal’s most emblematic sites. Just follow the path.

This 3.8 km path is a pedestrian link between the St. Lawrence River to the south and Mont Royal to the north. The first in the city’s network of urban parkways, it is one of the legacies of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal.

Themes to explore

The proposed itinerary highlights the architectural, historical and artistic elements that have shaped Montréal. Four themes present the points of interest from a new perspective:

  • Built heritage: Appreciate the city’s architectural diversity, from neo-gothic to postmodernism, through modern functionalism and Art Deco
  • Memory of places: Discover the different buildings and spaces that have witnessed or been part of the great moments of Montréal’s history
  • Urban landscapes: Learn about the history of today’s urban landscapes
  • Public art: Get to know the artworks situated along the path…their authors, history and production context.

Follow the path

Starting from the river, the walkway follows the streets below:

  • River threshold, corner of De la Commune and Place d’Youville
  • Place d’Youville
  • Rue McGill
  • Rue du Square-Victoria
  • Avenue Viger
  • Côte du Beaver Hall
  • Place Phillips
  • Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
  • Avenue McGill College
  • Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
  • Rue McTavish
  • Avenue des Pins Ouest
  • Mountain threshold, corner of Avenue des Pins Ouest and Rue Peel.

Find your way around

Elements such as markers and arrows serve to guide you along the Promenade Fleuve-Montagne path. 

Universal accessibility

Several amenities are in place to provide a safe, obstacle-free route, such as a movement corridor at least 1.8 m wide in the redeveloped sectors, audible signals at intersections and podotactile tiles at reconstructed intersections.

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