Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Enjoy nature on Mount-Royal !

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. 

Take a look at our full programme of winter activities in a PDF format.

Take a look at the snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and walking trails on Mount Royal (in French only).



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)


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 20 - 28)
Reserve online (February 3 - 4)
Reserve online (February 17 - 25)
Reserve online (March 3 - 4)

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

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

Reserve online or call 514 843.8240 ext. 0



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! Snowshoes provided. Up to 2 children per adult.

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

Reserve online or call 514 843.8240 ext. 0

VALENTINE'S DAY 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, served with tofu, vegetables and three homemade sauces.
  • A glass of wine per person.
  • A mignardise, coffee and tea for dessert.

$55 per person

Reserve online or call 514 843.8240 ext. 0


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


$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


$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


Cross-country ski waxing


Cross-country ski cleaning and waxing


Trekking poles

$6 for 3 hours
$4 with snowshoe rental

Small baby sled

$5 for 2 hours




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 and 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.

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