Services at Smith House

Services at Smith House

Les amis de la montagne is here in Mount Royal Park to welcome you seven days a week, in three stunning venues :

Smith House


Set at the heart of the mountain, this former private home, built in 1858, is the last remaining example of rural architecture from that period in Montréal. Initially a farmer house who belonged to Hosea Ballou Smith, the Smith House serves now as an interpretation centre and is the headquarters of Les amis de la montagne.

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Café des Amis

This year, enjoy the hospitality of the Café des Amis in two stunning venues – Smith House and the Beaver Lake Pavilion – each featuring a beautiful outdoor terrace. Menu includes full meals, sandwiches, salads, desserts, hot and cold beverages, and refreshing, delicious ice cream. The perfect place to enjoy a meal on the mountain!

Opening Hours   
Everyday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closes at 4 p.m. on December 24 and 31
Closed December 25 and January 1 

The nature boutique 

Visit our Nature Boutique, located at both Smith House and the Mount Royal Chalet. Choose from a selection of postcards, special-interest publications, unique Mount-Royal souvenir t-shirts, educational toys, as well as gift items made by local artisans and craftspeople.

Opening Hours 
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until October 31

Permanent exposition

Don’t miss the exhibition entitled Mount Royal, a Territory to Discover in the adjacent gallery space to learn more about the history and heritage of the mountain, its fauna and flora, and the conservation challenges it faces.

Opening Hours 
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Room Rental

Meeting room

  • Maximum capacity, 20 guests
  • Dimensions: Length: 8,7m (28,7 feet) / Width:  4,1m (13,5 feet) / Height: 3m (10 feet)
  • Included: projection screen, tables (6’ x 30’’ or 183 cm x 76 cm) and chairs
  • The leaseholder must provide the projector and portable computers
  • Adjoining full kitchen with stove, refrigerator and sinks
  • Not included: kitchenware, utensils and tablecloths
  • Catering: The Café des Amis can provide catering services upon prior arrangement only


  • Maximum capacity: 80 guests
  • Dimensions: Length: 14,8m (41,7 feet) / Width: 5,4m (17,9 feet) / Height: 3m (10 feet)
  • Included: tables (6’ x 30’’ or 183 cm x 76 cm) and chairs
  • Service counter with refrigerator and sink
  • Audio-visual system available upon request for an additional fee (screen, projector and sound system).  The leaseholder must provide the portable computer.
  • Not included: kitchenware, utensils and tablecloths

*Please note that rooms are located on the first floor with adjacent washrooms and there is no elevator. There is no air conditioning but rooms are well ventilated with large windows. No internet connection.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for a visit between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, please contact our reservations coordinator: 514 843-8240, ext. 235 or