All renowned tour guides have to go under training, known as professional certified tour training, or they would be members of a professional guiding association or government certified. Tour guides normally are normally locals living in the area for a well period of time, so they are well aware of the area and its cultures and traditions. They will provide you with the latest factual information regarding the places and answer any questions that you have about the site.
Dealing with Problems
Visitors coming from many nations worldwide often have to deal with difficult issues of bureaucracy, such as acquiring permits to climb, fish and camp, language barriers can make your stay a little full of hassle. If you apply for a tour guide you won’t have any problems with the local language, also he/she will have a better understanding of how to things go around the town so he/she won’t get cheated. The tour guide can also save you from getting overcharged by shopkeepers, taxi driver and local beggars.
Remember that employing a private guide for yourself alone can be expensive to be honest if you’re a small group it might still be expensive the best that you can do when traveling alone or in a small group is to buy a guide book and studying it before visiting the site.
Currently there are only 2 places that give information to visitors in Montreal they will give you information regarding the city and might help you with a tour. Both centers are open all year round. Their daily schedule is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You can contact or go directly to any one of the two places just call and settle an appointment by giving the following information:
What kind of places do you like?
Where did you hear about them?
After all this is completed the agency will send you the guide at your current location or you can go there physically yourself to get some solo information.
Ministère du Tourisme
Address: 1255 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3B 4V4, Canada View map
Contact: (877) 266-5687
Contact 2: +1 514-873-2015
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Place d'Armes Hôtel & Suites
Address: 55 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 3X2, Canada View map
Contact: +1 514-842-1887
Contact 2: (888) 450-1887
Fax: +1 514-842-6469
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