Crimes and Red Light of Montreal

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9 reviews   (4.89)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Montreal, Montreal

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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On this tour of Montreal's downtown, we will explore what used to be the Red-Light district. I'm inviting you to revisit the naughty part of our city's history. We will look into the crimes scene and the sex work of Montreal from the 1920's to the 1950's. We will discuss about the impact of the prohibition on our city that led Montreal to be known as the Sin City of the North or the Paris of North America. Among different adult subjects, we will discuss about drug trade, the gambling industry, sex work, brothel activities and the notorious criminals of Montreal. We will also talk about the different morality squads that fought crimes and corruptions and that led to the late closing of the Red-Light district.

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Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

We will discuss about Chineses arrival in Montreal and their experience in the Red Light of Montreal.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Centre-Ville (Downtown)
We will walk on St-Laurent boul. and Ste-Catherine St. which used to be the heart of the Red Light district.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Very friendly and...
Ellie_K, 19-11-2022
Very friendly and knowledgeable guide, with some super interesting and well researched facts about old Montreal and it’s history.
A unique look at Montreal
JWAus99, 11-11-2022
Nicholas was brilliant, unbelievably knowledgeable on the subject matter and the tour ties together really well as he walks you through more than two hundred years of history. It’s an information heavy tour without too much walking but you will come away with a ton of really interesting information about a side of Montreal you otherwise wouldn’t know.
A great learning experience!!
tammysB9406BB, 02-09-2022
Nicolas was so knowledgeable about Montreal history. This was very entertaining as well as being a great learning experience. Highly recommend it!!
Loved the Historical aspect of Montreal
SHASHI_G, 04-06-2022
Excellent walking tour, with stories and culture of years gone by.
There’s not much info on the internet, which made the guide’s narration of old Montreal life even more interesting!
Would recommend this tour to those interested in the historical aspect.
Not your usual tour
roechamboe, 05-07-2022
Our guide was great and very knowledgeable of the history of the area. Not a lot of walking but rather stops and standing to talk about the history of different areas. Not your usual tour, went through some “shady” areas due to the topics of the tour, but never felt unsafe.

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