Mount Royal, A Territory to Discover

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Mount Royal Park

Considered to be the oldest protected area in Québec, Mount Royal Park was inaugurated in 1876 by the City of Montréal.

In the middle of the nineteenth century, industrial development in Montréal and population growth led to the need for a large urban park. The City of Montréal called upon the services of the celebrated landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Inspired by “the poetic charms of natural scenery,” he drew up the plans for a park that would be his only creation in Canada.

The park today

  • 190 hectares, of which 110 are forested
  • 20 species of mammals
  • 180 species of birds observed
  • 20 km of cross-country ski trails
  • 3 exceptional buildings open to the public: Smith House, the Chalet and the Beaver Lake Pavilion
  • Collections of public art: Sculptures, paintings and installations
  • More than 4 million visitors per year.

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Questions :

(1) Mount Royal Park was created in 1576.

Answer False

(2) Feeding animals in the park is prohibited.

Answer True