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The Outremont Summit: 211 m above sea level

The Outremont summit is also known as Mount Murray. It is located within the boroughs of Outremont and Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

On it are situated the Université de Montréal, the four cemeteries of Mount Royal and the Saint-Jean-Baptiste woods.

The summit is tree-covered so there is no viewpoint. However, a promontory overlooking the Université de Montréal provides an impressive panorama of the north of Montréal and the region.

The upper part of Mount Royal Cemetery offers views of the east of the city.

How to get there

The path through the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Woods starts at the western end of Mont-Royal Boulevard at the corner of Courcelette Street. Round-trip hike of about 1.5 km.

Photo credit:

The Outremont summit and the two largest cemeteries on Mount Royal.
Photo Ville de Montréal

To learn more

Take les Amis de la montagne’s three summit hike (Randonnée des trois sommets):
http://www.lemontroyal.qc.ca/en_calendrier/index.html

 


Questions :

(1) On the northern side of the Outremont Summit was a down hill ski slope.

Answer True

(2) The Outremont summit is also known as Mount Murray.

Answer True

Down hill skiing, Outremont Summit
Cité éducative, Vol. 5 No 2, Novembre 1989, p.21

View from the Outremont summit
© Les amis de la montagne Collection

View from the Outremont summit
© Les amis de la montagne Collection

Relict of the past down hill skiing equipment on Mount Royal
© Les amis de la montagne's Collection