Old Montreal's Clock Tower is opening to the public on May 31

May 29 2019, 2:07 pm

One of the Old Port’s most iconic landmarks is about to become climbable for the spring and summer season.

The Montreal Clock Tower (Tour de l’Horloge) is set to open to the general public this Friday (May 31) and along with offering spectacular views of Old Montreal, admission to the tower is free, making those Instagram-worthy pics even more worth it.

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The 45-metre-high tower, built in 1922, marks the entrance to the Old Port and pays tribute to the sailors lost at sea in wartime.

According to the Vieux-Port de Montreal website, the clock mechanism was made in England and is a replica of London’s Big Ben. “Like Big Ben,” reads the page, “its accuracy is legendary, and sailors would set their own timepieces by it.”

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To get to the top, guests need to climb 192 steps before being rewarded with spectacular views of the island and the St. Lawrence River.

As of May 31, the Clock Tower will be open every day until September 2.

Happy climbing.

Montreal Clock Tower

When: May 31 – September 2
Time: 9 am – 10 pm
Where: Quai de l’Horloge, Old Montreal
Price: Free

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