Parade Feathers

Queerstory Tour

Discover Montréal's original LGBTQ2+ village

Picture it, Montréal, 1960s to 1990s:  Women's lib and gay rights, activism and partying, sex, drugs and police violence.  Along the course of this walking tour, your professional guide will make you discover the spots where every group in the L-G-B-T-Q-2+ communities had their struggles and their victories.  See where men were first legally allowed to dance with other men, learn about the boycott that led lesbians to organize their way to emancipation, find out why Montréal nightlife was the sh*t and hear about the dreadful consequences of what they once called "the worst of crimes".

What you need to know

  • Cost is $35 CAD + tax 

  • The tour starts on the corner of boulevard de Maisonneuve and rue St-Mathieu, in front of the Guy-Concordia metro station

  • The tour ends near Beaver Hall hill, near Square-Victoria metro station

  • To get to the starting point you can take the metro to the Guy-Concordia stop on the green line then follow signs to the St-Mathieu exit.  If you're driving there is nearby street parking, if you're lucky enough to find a spot.  We recommend you take a taxi or public transit

  • We recommend that participants be at least 12 years of age due to some subject matter including violence and sexual themes

  • Please arrive a few minutes early, the tour departs on time

  • The tour will not be cancelled in case of light rain or snow.  This is Montréal, after all.  Only in case of dangerous weather will the tour be cancelled

  • The tour lasts approximately 3 hours and we walk a total distance of approx. 3km (under 2 miles) and there are many opportunities to sit

  • There is a short break roughly half way through the tour and restrooms are readily available along the way
     

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Image by Koshu Kunii
Image by Ian Sanderson
Street Protest
Image by Quino Al
Image by Lauren Mitchell