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For an outdoor experience that doesn’t require driving for kilometers, there’s only one place to go! Mount Royal Park lets you fully enjoy nature in every season.
To find out about conditions related to outdoor activities before your outing, contact us at 514 843-8240, ext. 0 or the Ville de Montréal at 514 280-8989 or see the Grands Parcs website.
Photo : Emmy Zemel
Sunday, September 18 and Sunday, October 16 and October 23
From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This 15 km hike through the forest and urban environment spans the entire Mount Royal territory. It is an exceptional way to learn more about the mountain and the issues of ecology, urban planning and (landscape) architecture that define it. In French. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a light meal at the Café des Amis.
Meeting Point: Monument to Sir George-Etienne Cartier on Park Avenue, corner of Rachel Street
$20 per person • Online reservation required
Sunday, September 11, and Sunday, October 30
From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take part in a fascinating trek that follows the watercourses flowing from the mountain to the river... a unique opportunity to understand the historical, geographical and cultural ties between Mount Royal and the St. Lawrence River. In French.
Meeting Point: Smith House. Walk ends in Montréal’s Old Port and includes a lunch break downtown (meal not included) $20 per person • Online reservation required
Les amis de la montagne invites photography and mountain enthusiasts to join them on three photowalks, which combine a mountain discovery trek and an outdoor photography workshop with a photographer. In French.
$20 per person
Meeting Point: To be confirmed upon booking.
Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Focussing on light, discover and photograph the newly developed Outremont summit of Mount Royal with photographer Christine Desjardins.
Night Photography on Mount Royal
Friday, September 9, from 7 to 11 p.m.
From the top of Mount Royal, photograph nocturnal shadows and city lights with photographer Linda Rutenberg.
Saturday, October 1, from 8 to 11 a.m.
Explore Summit Woods in Wesmount with wildlife photographer Jean-Guy Morisset. à
Photo : Dina Benett
Clients, coworkers, colleagues and friends alike: enjoy each other’s company and expand your horizons on a group hike with a guide from Les amis de la montagne. Designed for groups of 15 or more, this discovery trek on the Mount Royal can be customized according to your group’s interests and experience.
Information and advance group reservations: 514 843-8240 ext. 235
This summer, Les amis de la montagne invites you to enjoy Beaver Lake differently. Rent a rowboat and take it across the lake or have fun sailing a remote controlled sailboat! Rates available on site.
Dates: June 4-5 and 11-12 weekends / Every day from June 18 to August 28 / September 3-5 long weekend
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 12 am to 8 pm; weekends from 11 am to 8 pm
Rental Counter: Beaver Lake Pavilion, ground level
Note:A photo ID is required for all rentals. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult during the activity. Schedule subject to change without notice due to weather conditions. No rentals during rain or storms.
Beaver Lake Family Rally and Mobile Interpretation Kiosk
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from July 8 to August 28
From 1 to 5 p.m.
Enjoy a 30-minute family rally on the mysteries of Beaver Lake. Visit the mobile kiosk onsite, manned by an educator from Les amis de la montagne, to learn more about the lake’s history, from geological times to today. In French and English.
Admission is free • Location: Around Beaver Lake
Summer Day Camp in Mount Royal Park
Les amis de la montagne is pleased to offer for an 8th year a summer day camp in Mount Royal Park. Children from 5 to 10 yars of age are invited to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and discoveries on Mount Royal, under the supervision of qualified educators.
Guided by the curiosity of young club members to discover Mount Royal, one of our environmental educators assists in the kick-off of what might well become a life-long interest in nature.
The Club A.M.I.S. is:
- An immersive experience in nature on Mount Royal
- 100% outdoor fun following the rhythms of the seasons
- Experiential learning guided by the elements
- Adventures that foster a spirit of community
- Discoveries that awaken curiosity
- A first step in shaping the next generation of custodians of Mount Royal
A few places are still available in each programme.
Every Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: 100$ for the 8 outings (highly recommended) or $15 per outing
Registration: Please contact Maria Nacher at 514 843-8240 ext. 500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every second Saturday, from 9:30 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Fee: 100$ for 5 sessions