IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN

In the Shadow of the Mountain explores the vibrant Jewish cultural life established in between Montreal’s Francophone and Anglophone communities from the 1910s to the 1960s. Visit the parks, streets, and alleyways at the foot of Mount Royal and discover Montreal’s Jewish poets—from literary icons like Leonard Cohen to lesser-known but internationally-appreciated Yiddish writers such as Jacob Isaac Segal and Ida Maze. Through the stories of writers, activists, and other idealists, this tour explores the dreams that Jewish immigrants had for their lives in the new world, and contrasts these utopian visions with the sometimes harsh realities they faced in this city.

PLATEAU
1.5–2 HOURS
WALKING TOUR
OUTDOOR

TOUR PRICES

$20 ADULTS
$10 STUDENTS
$10 AGES 13–17
$6   AGES 8–12
AGES 0–7 ARE FREE

Prices do not incl. tax & are subject to EZ Tix fees
For private groups, please contact tours@imjm.ca

TOUR PRICES

$20 ADULTS
$10 STUDENTS
$10 AGES 13–17
$6 AGES 8–12
AGES 0–7 ARE FREE

Prices do not incl. tax & are subject to EZ Tix fees.
For private groups, please contact tours@imjm.ca

  • Trace the development of Jewish literature in Montreal from famous Yiddish poets J.I. Segal and Ida Maze to English writers A.M. Klein, Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen.
  • See Leonard Cohen’s home in Montreal and other places he frequented.
  • Stroll along Montreal’s historic and iconic boulevard St-Laurent and avenue Mont-Royal while you catch a glimpse of Montreal’s numerous murals and street art.
  • Take a break from the bustle of downtown with a walk through Parc Jeanne-Mance, right across from the Mount Royal Park.
  • Visitors have the unique opportunity to gain insider knowledge on one of Montreal’s most vibrant neighbourhoods: Plateau-Mont-Royal.
  • Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides are university-level researchers and will answer your questions and lead discussions throughout the tour experience.

START POINT
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 boul. St-Laurent (intersection Duluth)

END POINT
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 boul. St-Laurent (intersection Duluth)

  • Moderate walking (tour is approx. 2.2 km and lasts 1.5–2 hours)
  • Please inform the Museum of any relevant accessibility needs upon booking your tour.
  • Tours can generally be made to accommodate different mobility and accessibility needs.
  • Note that Montreal’s sidewalks and roads are often under construction or poorly kept, which can further impact accessing our tours.
  • The Museum of Jewish Montreal’s space is wheelchair accessible.

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  • Tour ticket exchanges must be requested 48 hours in advance; only cancellations made 24 hours in advance of tours will be refunded. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will only be refunded in the event of severe storm conditions or in the presence of lightning.
  • For rates and availabilities for group or private tours, contact tours@imjm.ca.
  • We do not provide bus, bike, or car tours. We can provide recommendations for bus or car tour guides if desired.
  • Our outdoor tours run from mid-March to mid-November (weather permitting). Bookable public tour dates are released a minimum of two months prior to the date of the tour.
  • Special requests for private walking tours from mid-November to mid-March can be arranged (weather permitting) by contacting tours@imjm.ca.