Fossil exploration guide

Nature — Downtown Montreal
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Palaeontologists seek out fossils in the most remote places on Earth, but you can find them right here in downtown Montreal, without even picking up a shovel. Built from a variety of local and imported stone, the city’s churches, offices, and apartment buildings show off a wide array of fossils and geological specimens.  The interactive walking tour Building Stones and Fossils will help you track them down.  You can also find more information about stones and fossils in Montreal on the Redpath Museum website.

Other things to see and do

McCord Museum of Canadian History

A museum dedicated to the preservation, study and appreciation of Montreal’s social history

Morgan Arboretum

A 245-hectare forested reserve open year-round with 25 km of scenic walking and cross-country ski trails

Lyman Entomological Museum

Peruse 2.8 million specimens of insects and other arthropods, the second-largest collection of its kind in Canada

McGill Athletic Facilities

Some of the finest recreation and athletics facilities in the country, offering a wide range of programs

Gault Nature Reserve

A thousand hectares of primeval forest preserved for research and public enjoyment

Molson Reserve

Fifty-one hectares of forest, woodland marshes, swamps and wetland, providing habitat for many wildlife and plant species

Plant scavenger hunt

Solve riddles, find the plants, and take pictures.

Maude Abbott Museum

How medical school students learned in the late 1800’s.

Gault Nature Reserve

A thousand hectares of primeval forest preserved for research and public enjoyment

Redpath Museum

Visit the Redpath Museum for exhibits on the history of life and world cultures, as well as…

Macdonald Outdoor Gym (TrekFit)

An outdoor gym featuring fun, challenging equipment and on-site move guides

McGill Athletic Facilities

Some of the finest recreation and athletics facilities in the country, offering a wide range of programs

Downtown Campus

McGill's lush downtown campus is dotted with gardens, statues and stately greystone buildings

McCord Museum of Canadian History

A museum dedicated to the preservation, study and appreciation of Montreal’s social history