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Care for the mountain!

Throughout the seasons, Les amis de la montagne offers a variety of activities to increase the appreciation of Mount Royal and discover it's rich heritage. 

Experience winter on the mountain

Snowshoeing along city lit paths, skating at Beaver Lake surrounded by breathtaking scenery, tobogganing and snow tubing galore, skiing in the quietude of the mountain’s snow-laden forest, taking in spectacular views of the city from one of the belvederes, indulging in a meal at the Pavilion or Smith House Café des Amis... All this and more is yours to enjoy on the mountain in the heart of Montreal.

This winter, treat yourself to regular outings to Mount Royal Park, where Les amis de la montagne offers a full slate of seasonal activities and services. Whether you visit with family, on your own or with a few friends, the park’s 200 hectares of stunning natural beauty are yours to discover. Open to all year round, Mount Royal Park is surely the best destination in the city to enjoy the wonders of wintertime. Have a splendid visit!


SNOWSHOEING APLENTY

CITY LIGHTS SNOWSHOE EXCURSIONS

Discover the secrets of Mount Royal, its trails and breathtaking views of the city on an evening snowshoe excursion with a guide from Les amis de la montagne.
Treks are about 90 minutes long. Showshoes provided.

Time and point of departure: 6 p.m. at the Beaver Lake Pavilion (pavillon du Lac-aux-Castors)

CHOOSE FROM:

TRADITIONAL EXCURSION | Snowshoeing and hot chocolate

Friday and Saturday Evenings, January 6 to March 4  ?  in French or in English

At nightfall, treat yourself to a big breath of fresh air and a hot chocolate along the way.

12-15 years of age: $17  
16 years of age and older: $22

Reserve online (January 6-14) or call 514 843.8240 ext. 0

Online reservation for other dates: coming shortly
 

HOLIDAY SPECIAL | Snowshoeing and a glass of bubbly

Friday, December 30    in French or in English

Kick the year off with a bang and toast the splendours of our city lit urban winterland.

$30 per person

Reserve online or call 514 843.8240 ext. 0
 

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL | Snowshoeing, mulled wine and a chocolate truffle

Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11   in French or in English

Celebrate your sweetheart in a unique way… on a pair of snowshoes, with a truffle, on the snowy paths of Mount Royal.

$30 per person

Online reservation: coming shortly

 

FAMILY SPECIAL | Valentine’s Day on snowshoes

Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m.  in French

Enjoy a family Valentine’s Day unlike any other on a guided snowshoe excursion, hot chocolate included! Shoes provided. Up to 2 children per adult.

18 years of age and older: $22 
6-17 years of age: free

Online reservation: coming shortly
 

SWEETHEART SPECIAL | Snowshoeing and a romantic dinner

Tuesday, February 14, at 6 p.m.   in French or in English

This year, treat your loved one to a unique Valentine’s Day evening! Discover the breathtaking views of the city on snowshoes, have a drink in the forest and top it off  with a romantic fondue at the Beaver Lake Pavilion. The trek will start at 6 p.m. and the dinner will be offered right after, around 7:45 p.m. on the 1st floor at the Beaver Lake Pavilion.

The meal includes: 

  • A Chinese fondue with a veal stock and red wine reduction broth, served with beef, chicken and lamb, vegetables and three homemade sauces OR vegetarian fondue with a vegetable broth flavored with lemongrass, served with tofu, vegetables and three homemade sauces.
  • A glass of wine per person.
  • A mignardise, coffee and tea for dessert.

$55 per person

Online reservation: coming shortly
 

MONTREAL'S 375TH ANNIVERSARY | Special snowshoe trek on the trail of the Montreal Snowshoe Club

Saturday, January 28 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, January 29, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.   in French or in English

Guided by Les amis de la montagne, follow in the footsteps of the famous Montréal Snowshoe Club and relive a piece of our history on the mountain.

16 years of age and older: $22
12-15 years of age: $17 

Reserve online or call 514 843.8240 ext. 0
 


FAMILY DROP-IN

Winter traditions at Smith House 
Every Saturday, January 7 to March 4,
From 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Discover the myriad facets of winter on the mountain, past and present, with an educator from Les amis de la montagne, in the exhibition gallery and outside Smith House. Admission is free.


Winter à la carte !

Outdoor equipment rental service 

Les amis de la montagne operates an outdoor equipment rental counter where you can outfit yourself and your family to skate, cross-country ski, snowshoe and more. While you are there, pick up a free map of Mount Royal Park’s walking paths (10 kilometres in winter), cross-country ski trails (22 kilometres) and snowshoeing trails (3 kilometres).

Located on the ground level of the Beaver Lake Pavilion (pavillon du Lac-aux-Castors).

Note: Photo ID is required for all rentals.

Operating Hours

December 3-18
Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

December 19 to March 12 
Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closes at 5 p.m. on December 24 and 31
Closed December 25 and January 1

Rentals stop one hour prior to closing.

Rental Fees

Skates

$9 for 2 hours

Cross-country skis
12 years and older

$12 for 1 hour
$18 for 3 hours

Cross-country skis
6-11 years of age

$9 for 1 hour

$15 for 3 hours

Snowshoes

$9 for 1 hour

$15 for 3 hours

Child’s double runner skates

$4 for 2 hours

Child’s Learn-to-skate walker

$4 for 2 hours

Skate sharpening

$7

Cross-country ski waxing

$7

Cross-country ski cleaning and waxing

$21

Trekking poles

$6 for 3 hours
$4 with snowshoe rental

Small baby sled

$5 for 2 hours

Helmet

$2

Lock

3,25 $

Note: All prices indicated include taxes. All activities are subject to change without notice in case of bad or unseasonable weather. 


The Joy of sliding !

Snow tubing 

Right next to the Beaver Lake (lac aux Castors) toboggan hill, discover the exhilaration of snow tubing down our designated lanes. Daily passes are available at the sports equipment rental counter of Les amis de la montagne located on the ground level of Beaver Lake Pavilion.

Operation hours

December 17 to March 6 (weather permitting)

Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closes at 4 p.m. on December 24 and 31
Closed December 25 and January 1

On weekends, passes may also be purchased at the foot of the snow tubing facilities. One-day passes are not transferable and provide access to designated lanes and the use of one snow tube. Children under 4 years of age are not permitted on snow tubes, even if accompanied by an adult.

Rates
4-11 years of age: $5
12 and older: $9        

Group rates (for 12 participants or more) available upon reservation, weekdays only, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Information and group reservations: 514 843.8240 ext. 235 or reservations@lemontroyal.qc.ca


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:

Café des Amis

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

Everyday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Closes at 4 p.m. on December 24 and 31 and closed December 25 and January .

Beaver Lake Pavilion

Until December 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 15 to April 1, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

*Closes at 5 p.m. on December 24 and 31 and closed December 25 and January 1.

Reservations: 514 843.8240 ext. 230 or cafedesamis@lemontroyal.qc.ca

NATURE BOUTIQUE

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 5 p.m.

VISITOR SERVICES AND EXHIBITION

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 5 p.m.