Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Enjoy winter on Mount-Royal !

See our full programme of activities!

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 : Pierre Bernier

Outdoor Equipment Rental Counter at Beaver Lake Pavilion

  • Snowshoeing
  • Skating- natural outdoor and refrigerated rink
  • Cross-country skiing


From December 5 to 13
Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

From December 14 to March 14
Sunday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Over the holidays
Closes at 5 p.m. on December 24 and 31; closed December 25 and January 1


Skates: $9 for 2 hours

Cross-country skis – 12 years and older:
$12 for 1 hour; $18 for 3 hours

Cross-country skis – 6 to 11 years:
$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

Learn-to-skate walker: $4 for 2 hours

Skate sharpening: $7

Cross-country ski waxing: $7

Complete cross-country ski cleaning
and waxing:

Trekking poles:
$4 with snowshoe rental
$6 for 3 hours

Small baby sled: $5 for 2 hours

Helmet: $2

Lock: $3.25

Note: photo ID is required for all rentals.
Payment : cash, debit card, Visa and MasterCard.

Sliding at Beaver Lake


Until March 7 (weather permitting)
Monday to Friday, de 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


5 $ : 4 to 11 years of age
9 $ : 12 and older
Group rates (for 12 participants or more) available upon advance reservation, weekdays only from 9:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

One-day passes are not transferable and provide access to designated lanes and the use of a snow tube. Children under 4 years of age are not permitted on snow tubes.

Information and group reservations: 514 843-8240 ext. 235 or reservations@lemontroyal.qc.ca


Until March 7 (weather permitting)

Friday, at 5 p.m. through Sunday, 6 p.m.

Free activity

City Lights Snowshoeing Excursions

Discover the secrets of Mount Royal, its trails and breathtaking views of the city on a winter night excursion with a guide from Les amis de la montagne. Snowshoes provided.

Duration: approximately 1.5 hours
Time and point of departure: 6 p.m. at Smith House (la maison Smith)
Advance reservations required: 514 843-8240 ext. 0

TRADITIONAL EXCURSION | Snowshoeing excursion and hot chocolate

At nightfall, take a big breath of fresh air and a hot chocolate break...
In English – Friday evenings, January 8 to March 4
In French – Saturday evenings, January 9 to March 5
17 $ : 12 to 15 years of age
20 $ : 16 years of age and older

HOLIDAY SPECIAL | Snowshoeing excursion and sparkling wine

Kick the year off with a bang and toast to the splendour of the city lights.
In English and in French
30 $

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

Celebrate love differently, on the snowy paths with delightful sweets
Friday, February 12 – In English
Saturday, February 13 –In French
28 $


Family Special

VALENTINE'S DAY ON SNOWSHOES| Snowshoeing excursion and hot chocolate

Enjoy a family Valentine’s Day unlike any other with a guided snowshoe excursion, hot chocolate included! A maximum of 2 children per adult. Snowshoes provided.
$20: 18 years of age and older
Free:  6-17 years of age

Group Snowshoe Excursions

Clients, coworkers, colleagues and friends alike: enjoy each other’s company and expand your horizons on a group snowshoe 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 showshoeing experience. Snowshoes provided.

Information and advance group reservations: 514 843-8240 ext. 235