Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Enjoy winter 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.

Outdoor equipment rental counter Beaver Lake Pavilion

  • Snowshoes
  • Skates - Natural and refrigerated skating rink
  • Cross-country skis
  • Inner tubing


From November 29 to December 14 :
Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
From December 15 to March 15 :
Sunday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to10 p.m.
Over the holidays :
Closes at 5 p.m. on December 24 and 31
Closed on December 25 and January 1
$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 old:
$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
Learn-to-skate walker:
$4 for 2 hours
Skate sharpening: $7
Cross-country ski waxing: $7
Complete cross-country ski cleaning and waxing : $21
Trekking poles:
$4 with snowshoe rental
$6 for 3 hours
Small baby sled:
$5 for 2 hours
Helmet: $2
Lock: $3.25

Accepted payments: Cash, Visa, MasterCard and debit cards.

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)

Guided snowshoe walk "By the light of the city"

An illuminating way to discover the mountain! Follow Les amis' guide along the trails to discover the forest enveloped by night.
Snowshoes and hot chocolate included
Duration: 1.5 hours (3km)
Registrations required ($)

Autonomous winter activities for school groups

To fully enjoy your visit to Mount Royal Park, a variety of winter activities are offered to school groups: inner-tubing, snowshoeing, skating and cross-country skiing. Due to the popularity of the site in wintertime, school groups are required to register in advance.

WINTER 2014-2015 registration form: -coming soon

For more information: reservations coordinator or 514 843-8240, ext. 235

Made to measure activities for groups

In every season, guided walks and activities can be adapted for associations and corporate groups, college and university levels, continuing education and French-language immersion - see our webpage Corporate groups and associations.

Les amis de la montagne Day Camp - Summer 2015

There are still a few places left among 9-10 years old

-  13-17 July

- 27-31 July

Register your children online