Conservation Activities

Conservation Activities

The Environmental Stewardship Programme – A Great Way to Take Part in the Protection of Mount Royal's Biodiversity! 


The Environmental Stewardship Programme was created by Les amis de la montagne in 2007, in response to a wish expressed by many Montrealers to be able to make a significant hands-on contribution to the protection of nature.

From May to October, Les amis de la montagne invites you to take part in different environmental conservation activities on Mount Royal.

Conservation activities (based on the season and the need):

  • Tree and shrub planting of indigenous species
  • Monitoring of the growth and survival of planted trees
  • Invasive exotic shrub and tree control
  • Maintenance of saplings in our  tree nursery

Environmental stewardship activities are supervised by professionals and conform to a scientific, research-based process aimed at increasing knowledge about the natural environment and developing effective methods of preserving it.

In addition to contributing directly to the quality of Mount Royal’s natural habitat, the programme allows you to take in the park’s exquisite beauty, discover the mountain’s best-kept secrets with qualified guides, and enjoy the company of like-minded volunteers.

The programme is two-fold:

1.      General Public – Saturday Mornings

Join us on a one-off basis during your holidays, or every Saturday! You can make a last-minute decision to come, or plan the activity in advance with other family members (12 years of age and older) and make it a day of it on the mountain… Possibilities are numerous! Registration is free, without obligation to attend, but allows you to receive information by email about upcoming stewardship activities and weekly meeting points.

Meeting Point: Smith House (1260 Remembrance Road, Mount Royal Park) or as per instructions sent to programme volunteers by email
When: Every Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., until October 29
Special Instructions: Closed shoes are mandatory and long pants are recommended.
Equipment: Provided by Les amis de la montagne
Registration and information: benevoles@lemontroyal.qc.ca or 514 843.8240 ext. 234
Free of charge

II.      Corporate and Other Groups – Upon Reservation

Les amis de la montagne offers environmental stewardship activities for groups from May to October. Activities are customized according to your group’s interests, size and schedule. Outings with a team-building focus are also available!

Whether you are a group of coworkers, clients or friends, this is a great opportunity to contribute to the mountain’s biodiversity, and to enjoy a good time in breathtaking natural surroundings.

Information and group registrations: cdrolet@lemontroyal.qc.ca or 514 843.8240 ext. 242