Audio Walk

Une fleur dans le fleuve

Every year in April, the Rwandan community in Montreal gathers to commemorate the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who were murdered during the 1994 genocide. The audio-guided walk follows the commemoration route, from the Berri-UQAM metro station (at the corner of Berri and Ste-Catherine Streets) to the Clock Tower overlooking the St. Lawrence River in the Old Port. This walk will take you through the busy streets of Montreal while being guided by the voices of Montrealers of Rwandan origin who will share their stories with you.

This audio guided memorial walk was designed by Steven High, Lisa Ndejuru and Phil Lichti as part of the Montreal Life Stories project.

Access the virtual audio walk below or download the mp3 file and map onto your device.

Une fleur dans le fleuve - Virtual Tour

This virtual tour is an interpretation of the audio-guided memorial walk Une fleur dans le fleuve, and is best enjoyed in full screen with the narration turned on. Both can be toggled in the top right corner of the player. To exit full screen mode, use the “esc” key on your keyboard. Click the circle with the “i” next to the scene name to view the description of each scene. When the narration has ended for a scene, click the arrow right at the bottom-centre of the screen.

You can download the transcript for the virtual tour here. Please note that both the audio walk and the virtual tour are only available in French