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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.
Mount Royal Park trail map (Cross-country ski trails 22 km / Snowshoe marked trail 3 km / Walk trail on Chemin Olmsted 8,3 km)
Learn all about Beaver Lake’s past and present with an educator from Les amis de la montagne at our mobile information booth located in the vicinity of the lake, on weekends in the fall. Find out about the lake’s history from geological times to now, about conservation issues surrounding Mount-Royal’s wetlands and streams, and about recent restoration works in the Beaver Lake area.
Saturdays and Sundays, September 19 through October 25 • 1 pm to 4:30 pm • Bilingual (French and English) • Free activity
From July to August, Les amis de la montagne invites 5- to 10-year olds to enjoy an unforgettable week in the Mount Royal Park and enjoy a range of summer activities and nature discoveries.
$200/ week; $175 week with Accès Montréal card
Daycare: $40/ week or $10/ day
Still a few places available among the 7-8 years old and the 9-10 years old.
Every Saturday, June 20 through August 22
With a member of the environmental patrol of Les amis de la montagne, let the hidden secrets of Mount Royal Park be revealed to you. From one walk to the next, discover the insects, birds and remarkable trees of our mountain, and the secrets of its lithosphere.
Bilingual (French, English) • Departure from Smith House at 3 pm and 4 pm • Admission is free • No reservation required
Every Sunday, June 21 through August 23
Along with a naturalist guide from Les amis de la montagne, learn about Mount Royal Park’s history, admire its stunning scenery and discover its natural diversity.
Bilingual (French, English)
Choose from two alternate routes:
- Mount Royal Summit, A Look at Montreal
- From ferns to wetlands: An Exceptional Biodiversity
Time: 1.5 hour • Departure from Smith House at 3 pm • Adults: $10 / Children (8-16 years): $5 • Reservation required: 514 843.8240 ext. 0
Thursday, September 17
Les amis de la montagne will guide you along an unique trail through Mount Royal. From vantage points on the three summits and slopes of the mountain, discover Montreal and some of its founding universities, religious institutions and hospitals. An original way to learn more about the history of the city and of Mount Royal, and about the challenges posed by the evolution of the institutions established on the territory.
Held in French • 9 am to 4:30 pm • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm • Walking Tour: 15 $ / Two-for-one conference + walking tour: $25 • Reservation required: 514 843.8240 ext. 0
Two Sundays in the fall: September 20 and Sunday October 18
This 15 km hike through the forest and urban environment spans the entire Mount Royal territory, including its three summits. It is an exceptional way to learn more about the mountain and the issues of ecololgy, urban planning and (landscape) architecture that define it. Bring your own snacks.
Held in French • 9:30 am to 4:30 pm • Starting point: Monument to Sir George-Etienne Cartier on Park Avenue, corner Rachel Street • $20 • Reservation required: 514 843.8240 ext. 0
Sunday, October 4
Take part in a fascinating trek with Les amis de la montagne 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.
Held in French • Meeting point: Smith House. Walk ends in the Old Port of Montreal and includes a lunch break downtown (meal not included) • 9:30 am to 4 pm • $20 • Reservation required: 514 843.8240 ext. 0
Organized by Les amis de la montagne, this programme includes an evaluation to determine your child’s ability and seven weekly one-and-a-half-hour lessons. ($)
8 Saturdays or 8 Sundays, January 9 to February 28.
Beginner and advanced groups (8-10 per group):
• Bunny Rabbit – Ages 4 to 5
• Jackrabbit – Ages 6 to 9
• Explorers (beginners) – Ages 9 to 15
• Trackers (advanced) – Ages 9 to 15
Online registration until January 4: https://www.sport-plus-online.com/Prmsinsc/Pages/Accueil.aspx?VirId=198&ArrId=262
Information: 514 843.8240 ext. 222