Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Enjoy nature on Mount-Royal !

Our spring and summer program of activities is here! There is no better antidote to the hussle and bussle of city life than a quick escape to the sun-speckled paths and breathtaking beautiful natural surroundings of Mount Royal, where the fresh air and greenery are sure to rest your mind and cleanse your soul.
 

Our complete program of summer and fall  activities in Mount Royal Park is available in a PDF downloadable format.
 


NEW- Guided walks for Montreal’s 375th anniversary

Partnering up with Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, Les amis de la montagne offers unique guided excursions to experience Montreal in a whole new way. Don’t miss this opportunity to access two of Montreal’s iconic sites with a guide!

From One Summit to Another! A glance at history

Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Register online

Sunday, September 17, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Register online

Retrace the footsteps of Montreal’s builders, from Mount Royal Summit’s Kondiaronk Belvedere to the Observation Deck Au Sommet Place Ville Marie. The itinerary follows part of the future Promenade Fleuve-Montagne, one of the Montreal’s 375th anniversary legacy project. Once at the top of Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, experience breathtaking 360° views of Montreal before discovering the city through the interactive exhibition #MTLGO.

Meeting point : Smith House, at 1260 Remembrance Road

$22 per person (including access to the Observation Deck Au Sommet Place Ville Marie)

In French or English

Reservation required online

Discovery Walk: From One Summit to Another! Nature at the Heart of the City

Saturday, July 29, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Register online

Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Register online

After visiting the 360° Observation Deck and interactive exhibition #MTLGO at Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, walk up the mountain along a section of the new Promenade Fleuve-Montagne, one of the City’s 375th anniversary legacy project. The walk to Kondiaronk Belvedere also focuses on Mount Royal’s rich and unique biodiversity.

Meeting point : 3 Place Ville Marie – Main entrance on Cathcart Street at the mall level Ticketing/Admission Desk

$22 per person (including access to the Observation Deck Au Sommet Place Ville Marie)

In French or English

Reservation required online

 

Discovery Walk: One Summit at a Time

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Les amis de la montagne offers three shorter discovery walk to discover fully every summits on Mount Royal territory.

Westmount Summit

Thursday, June 8 - Register online

Friday, September 29 - Register online

Outremont Summit

Friday, July 28 - Register online

Friday, October 27 - Register online

Mount Royal Summit

Friday, August 11 - Register online

Friday, September 15 - Register online
 

Duration: 2 hours

Meeting point : maison Smith, at 1260 Remembrance Road

$14 per person

Reservation required online 

 


Long Discovery Walks -
375th Anniversary Special

Three Summits of Mount-Royal Walking Tour

On Sundays, June 18, July 9, August 20, September 24 and October 15

From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To celebrate Montreal, this 15 km hike goes through the forest and urban environment spanning the entire Mount Royal territory and features stunning views and vistas. It is an exceptional way to learn more about the mountain and the issues of ecology, urban planning and (landscape) architecture that define it. In French only.

Bring your own lunch or enjoy a light meal at the Café des Amis.

Meeting Point: Monument to Sir George-Etienne Cartier on Park Avenue, corner of Rachel Street

$20 per person

Reservation required

Register online - Sunday June 18

Register online - Sunday, July 9

Register online - Sunday, August 20

Register online - Sunday, September 24

Register online - Sunday, October 15

 

From the Mountain to the River Walking Tour

On Saturdays, June 10, July 22, August 12 and October 29

From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take part in a fascinating trek 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. It’s also a great opportunity to discover the future Promenade Fleuve-Montagne which is being built for  Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

In French only.

Meeting Point: Smith House. Walk ends in Montréal’s Old Port and includes a lunch break downtown (meal not included).

$20 per person

Reservation required

Register online -  Saturday, June 10

Register Online - Saturday, July 22

Register online - Saturday, August 12

Register online - Sunday, October 29


375th anniversary Guided Tour:
The Remarkable History of Mount Royal

From the Kondiaronk Lookout up to the Mount Royal Cross, this guided tour will take you through the most beautiful paths and must-see sites. Discover the history of the mountain and the city, from prehistoric times to today.

Duration:  75 minutes

$10 per person

From July 13 to October 22

Every Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in French - Register online for July

Every Saturdays at 2 p.m. in English - Register online for July

Every Saturdays at 4 p.m. in French - Register online for July

 


Mountain Photowalks

The Fauna and Flora on the Outremont Summit

Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(Rescheduled on September 24 in case of rain)

Les amis de la montagne invites photography and mountain enthusiasts to join them on a photowalk. Explore the Mount Royal Cemetery and the Outremont Summit with wildlife photographer Jean-Guy Morisset and hone your technical skills.

In French only.

Meeting Point: Smith House, at 1260 Remembrance Road

$20 per person

Register online


Environmental Stewardship Program

 
Every Saturday, from May 13 to October 28
From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 
Get involved and help protect Mount Royal's natural habitats by participating in selected conservation activities organised as part of the Environmental Stewardship Program of Les amis de la montagne. Weekly tasks vary over the season and include: 
  • Tree growth monitoring - May
  •  Dog-strangling vine hand pulling – June to August
  •  Caring for saplings grown in Les amis’ educational nursery – May to September
  •  Invasive exotic shrub and tree control – September and October
  •  Native tree and shrub planting – September and October
Free activity (12 years and older)
 
Meeting Point : Smith House or elsewhere, as per instructions relayed to volunteers
 
Enrolment required: benevoles@lemontroyal.qc.ca