In the Shadow of the Mountain

Cultural & Theme Tours in Montréal

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5 out of 5

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In the Shadow of the Mountain (2-hour tour) takes you through the Plateau neighborhood and traces the roots of Montreal’s Jewish community through early 20th century Yiddish and then English literature. By way of poetry and novels, this tour explores how Jews envisioned their life in Montreal and contrasts these utopic visions to the realities of life in the city. You’ll also discover the ways in which Montreal's Jewish community made the Plateau their home at the foot of the mountain, and made a lasting impression on its landscape.
Explore Montreal’s Jewish past on this 2-hour interpretive walk. The Museum of Jewish Montreal offers visits to historic Jewish neighbourhoods led by the expert museum staff. This interactive tour will immerse you in Montreal’s Jewish past by using features of the city’s urban fabric and mobile technology to animate and illustrate the community’s diverse and vibrant history. Discover previously lost or unknown stories of Jewish Montreal.Tur Malka is the name given to Mount Royal by Montreal's Yiddish poets in the early 20th century. By drawing the name "Tur Malka" from the Talmud, these poets claimed one of Montreal's major landmarks and its symbolism as their own. This tour explores how Jews in Montreal interpreted the cultural and geographic conditions they faced and the contrasts between Jewish visions for their new home and the realities of life in this city. Tur Malka begins and ends at the Museum of Jewish Montreal.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Jewish Montreal

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide