Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Enjoy Spring on Mount-Royal !

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


Discovery Thursdays

Every Thursday, enjoy an early evening mountain discovery activity, as part of May 2016: Mount Royal Month
Admission is free  •  From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. •  Meeting point: Smith House
Registration required

MAY 5

Guided Walking Tour: Landscapes, Views and Perspectives

After crossing the park’s summit and discovering its forest and flowers, enjoy the majestic path of the escarpment and a succession of surprising views of the city. In French and English

MAY 12

Guided Walking Tour: Sous-bois, plantes printanières et arbres remarquables

In the company of a biologist, discover Mont-Royal’s forest floor flowers and note their exceptional diversity. This is also an opportunity to see some remarkable trees selected by the City of Montréal for their cultural and dendrological value

MAY 19

Conference: Le flanc est du mont Royal – Villas, parcs et urbanisation

In the mid-nineteenth century, the eastern slope of Mount Royal was surrounded by large rural villas. The creation of Mount Royal Park in 1876 and subsequent urbanisation transformed the area by the end of the century. How did these homes coexist with the park and what is left of them today?
Speaker: Justin Bur, Coordinator, Mile End Memories •  In French

MAY 26

Guided Walking Tour: Belvédères et points de vue

With its three summits, Mount Royal offers a selection of scenic views. This guided tour reveals a succession of spectacular vistas and encourages the exploration of issues relating to the protection of city and mountain views.
Offered in partnership with the Institut du patrimoine de l’UQAM  •   In French


Photo : Lorenzo Bustillo


Sundays on the Mountain

MAY 1

Mount-Royal Clean-Up – 25th Edition

Montrealers are invited to contribute to the care and conservation of Mount Royal during the annual Mountain Clean Up! Over the morning, participants will collect litter and recyclables on the mountain or monitor previously planted indigenous saplings. Clean up activities will be followed by a healthy lunch, music and animation.

IMPORTANT: Online registration is required

Children under 6 years of age old cannot participate in the event. Children aged 6 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

MAY 8

Guided Walking Tour: De la montagne au fleuve

Take part in a fascinating trek that follows the streams 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

$20  •  From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Reservation required: 514 843.8240 ext. 0
Meeting point: Smith House •  Walk ends in the Old Port of Montreal

MAY 15

Guided Walking Tour: Du lac aux Castors à l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal : les réalisations de Frederick G. Todd, architecte paysagiste

Walking from Smith House to Saint Joseph’s Oratory, discover some of the outstanding works of Frederick G. Todd, including Beaver Lake and the Oratory’s Gardens of the Way of the Cross A carillon recital will conclude the excursion. In French

Admission is free (meals not included)  •  From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. •  Reservation required: 514 843.8240 ext. 0
Meeting point: Smith House •  Tour ends at Saint Joseph’s Oratory

MAY 22

Walking Tour: Les trois sommets du mont Royal

This magnificent 15 km guided hike through the forest and urban environment spans the entire  territory of Mount Royal. It is an exceptional way to learn more about its richness and the issues of history, ecology, urban planning and architecture that define it. In French

$20 (meal not included)  •  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. •  Reservation required: 514 843.8240 ext. 0
Meeting point: Monument Sir George-Etienne Cartier


Birdwatching Excursions

SATURDAY, MAY 14, from 7 to 9:30 a.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 20, from 7 to 9 a.m.

Discover Mount Royal’s birds and breeding habitats with an ornithologist from
Les amis de la montagne. Bring your binoculars!

$10   •   Meeting point: Smith House   •   Reservation required: 514 843.8240 ext. 0


Photo : Pierre Banon


Guided Tour

MONUMENTS EXCEPTIONNELS ET PERSONNAGES MARQUANTS

SATURDAY, MAY 14

Take a tour of some of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery’s funeral works of outstanding importance, including those of prominent figures in our history, as part of May 2016: Mount Royal Month. In French

$10  •  From 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 2 p.m.   •   Meeting point: Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery Administration Building

Reservation required: 514 735.1361 ext. 306

www.cimetierenotredamedesneiges.ca

Photo : Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges


Group Excursions

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