Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make a reservation for the services of a tourist guide in Montréal?

To learn about the agencies that offer the services of a professional tourist guide in Montréal, visit the site of Tourisme Montréal or send us your request by email and it will be communicated to our members.

How much do a guide’s services cost?

Prices vary depending on the agency, the time of year, the length and the type of guided tour that you’re looking for. Some agencies also offer guided tours on a fixed basis.

Where can I find information on tourist activities in Montréal?

Visit our Links section.

What different types of guided tours are offered by Montréal guides?

Neighbourhood tours (Old Montréal, Quartier international, Chinatown, Quartier des spectacles, Village, Plateau Mont-Royal, Golden Square Mile, Mount Royal, Latin Quarter, Interior City, Little Italy and Pôle des rapides (Sud-Ouest)); thematic tours on history, architecture, public art, multiculturalism, food, literature, film shootings, etc.

Do Montréal guides also do bike tours?

In addition to their mandatory ITHQ training, more than thirty of our members have taken further training in bike leadership (urban environment) and in emergency first aid with CPR/AED. The bike guides from APGT Montréal know perfectly the Road Safety Code for cyclists and are covered by public liability insurance as members of our Association.

Can I book a guide through the APGT?

The APGT is not a guiding agency, it is a professional association dedicated to the promotion of the tourist guide profession in Montréal.

How can I invite the APGT members to an event or to visit a new attraction in Montréal?

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I am a journalist and I wish to know more about Montréal. To whom should I write?

Communicate with Press Relations at Tourisme Montréal.

How does one become a tourist guide in Montréal?

Before being able to purchase their official guide permit of the City of Montréal, all potential guides must first successfully complete training at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec.

Is it necessary to have a permit or certificate to become a tourist guide in Montréal?

Yes, in accordance with By-Law G-2 of the City of Montréal.

How does one become a member of the APGT?

To apply for membership in the APGT, one must first successfully complete a Montréal tourist guide training program at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec and, of course, must also fill out the membership application. Click for more details

Which services are offered to the APGT members?

Essentially, the APGT promotes professionalism among the tourist guides; it organizes for its members scouting tours, professional development workshops and other services that might be useful to the local tourist industry. Click for more details

How can I communicate with other guide associations in Canada?

The APGT is member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA). Their list of hyperlinks shows guide associations from across the whole world.

Which languages are spoken by the guides in Montréal?

Nearly all members are bilingual (French and English) and many speak one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Dutch, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

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