General Public

General Public

Enjoy Nature on Mount Royal

Our spring and summer program of activities is here! There is no better antidote to the hussle and bussle of city life than a quick escape to the sun-speckled paths and breathtaking beautiful natural surroundings of Mount Royal, where the fresh air and greenery are sure to rest your mind and cleanse your soul.

Our complete program of summer and fall  activities in Mount Royal Park is available in a PDF downloadable format.

Photo Competition - La montagne en images - 8th edition

Organised by Les amis de la montagne, this contest aims to capture the richness of Mount Royal landscapes and perspectives through photography.

This year, the theme is “Celebrate Mount Royal!” The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers who wish to submit entries in the following categories:

  • Category 1: Mount Royal, its heritage and history (buildings, monuments, personal archives, etc.)
  • Category 2: Nature at its microscopic or macroscopic level
  • Category 3: Active on the mountain (sports, leisure, celebrations, etc.)
  • Category 4: The mountain in black and white
  • Category 5: Youth vision of the mountain (for participants under 18 years old)

To be eligible for the competition, photos must be received by October 9, 2017, at 9 a.m.

$2,000 in Prizes!

Participants in this photo competition stand a chance of winning great prizes including:

  • A two-night package for two with views of Mount Royal at the Sheraton Centre Montréal ($560 value)
  • Publication of the winning photo in Journal Métro
  • One-year membership to L’imprimerie, Centre d’artistes
  • A two-night package for up to 6 people (up to 4 adults) in an Hékipia or Huttopia tent in one of the Sépaq locations
  • An annual pass providing free access to all walking tours organized by Les amis de la montagne and free equipment rentals (snowshoes, skates, skis, boats and tubes) on Mount Royal
  • A meal at the Café des Amis at Beaver Lake Pavilion and many other great prizes!

All the winning photos will be presented in an exhibition at the Mount Royal Chalet from October 29, 2017, to May 2018, and displayed on Les amis de la montagne’s website.


Rules and Registration Form


Get inspired!

Photo credit: Patrick Mombleau

Exhibition: In the Footsteps of our Discoverers - The Remarkable History of Montreal

Visit the Mount Royal Chalet and discover its extraordinary cultural and historic heritage. As part of Montréal’s 375th anniversary, interesting installations and knowledgeable Friends shed light on the 17 paintings depicting selected moments of Montréal’s history that were originally commissioned for the Chalet. From Jacques Cartier to Cavelier de la Salle, rediscover our city’s founders as seen through the eyes of the artists who created the paintings.

Mount Royal Chalet

Every day, starting July 13, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., during the Chalet’s opening hours


Les amis de la montagne will be on-site to host visitors:

Thursday to Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. until September 3
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5 p.m., from September 10 to October 29


Musical Sundays at the Mount Royal Chalet | 2017 Edition


This year again, Les amis de la montagne presents a delightful series of musical Sunday afternoons. Discover the passion and virtuosity of Montreal’s most promising young talents at six concerts held in the majestic Mount Royal Chalet.

Sunday, May 14 – 3 p.m.



Annabelle Chouinard, violon / Simon Larivière, piano / Zhan Hong Xiao, piano

Sunday, June 11 – 3 p.m.



Palladium Duo: Ariane Brisson, flute / Olivier Hébert Bouchard, piano

-Sunday, July 9 - POSTPONED




Jean-François Bélanger, nyckelharpa, tenorharpa, kontrabasharpa, Hardanger violin /

Elizabeth Giroux, cello / Simon Marion, guitar

Sunday, August 13 – 3 p.m.



Antoine Laporte, piano

Sunday, September 17 – 3 p.m.



Marina Thibeault, alto / Marie-Ève Scarfone, piano

Sunday, October 1st – 3 p.m.



Krystina Marcoux, marimba and other percussion instruments


Admission is free

Enjoy a guided tour of the Chalet in either French or English after each concert

Produced in collaboration with the City of Montreal, with the support of TD Bank Group and Journal Métro.

See you on the mountain !

Les amis de la montagne is here in Mount Royal Park to welcome you seven days a week, in three stunning venues:


This year, enjoy the hospitality of the Café des Amis in two venues – Smith House and the Beaver Lake Pavilion. Menu includes full meals, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and hot and cold beverages. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a meal and to warm up on the mountain!

Smith House

From June 17 to September 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Starting on September 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beaver Lake Pavilion

Everyday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Reservations: 514 843.8240 ext. 229 or



Visit our Nature Boutique, located at both Smith House and the Mount Royal Chalet. Choose from a selection of postcards, special-interest publications, seasonal clothes, educational toys, as well as gift items made by local artisans and craftspeople.

Daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., from June 17 to October 9
Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting October 10


Visit our Nature Boutique, located at both Smith House and the Mount Royal Chalet. Choose from a selection of postcards, special-interest publications, seasonal clothes, educational toys, as well as gift items made by local artisans and craftspeople.

Daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., from June 17 to October 9
Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting October 10


The interactive map of Mount Royal

Explore Mount Royal by travelling on the interactive map via videos, slideshows or discovery files.

Download guided walks on your multimedia player (MP3, iPod, cell phone) to roam the mountain.

To navigate on the map, you will need one of the following browsers: Internet Explorer 7, Firefox or Safari.

If you don't have one of the above browsers to navigate in the interactive map, you can find all the content in text version (HTML).