Spring Break on Mont Royal, 2012



Fresh air, discoveries and treats – the choices are many to enjoy a wonderful Spring Break with the family on Mont Royal in the company of Les amis de la montagne.

Here’s an overview of our family-friendly activities, both outdoors and indoors, being held from March 3-12, 2012, on Mont Royal.


Family snowshoeing and tubing
Daily from March 3-10, 2012. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and follow our guide along the mountain’s forested trails on the lookout for animal tracks and bird songs. Snowshoeing is followed by a complimentary hot cocoa at Maison Smith (1260 Chemin Remembrance) and inner-tubing on the hill near Lac aux Castors for the rest of the afternoon.

  • Guided walk from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by inner-tubing
  • Package price for 1 parent and 1 child: $25; 2nd parent: $10; each additional child: $8 (4 children max. per adult).
  • Reservations required: 514 843-8240, ext. 0.

Skating and inner-tubing
The artificial skating rink located near the Lac aux Castors pavilion will remain open and maintained, and the inner-tubes for sliding in the reserved lanes will be available for rent until March 11, 2012 (depending on snow conditions).
Skating rink:

  • From Sunday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.


  • Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 4 to 11 years, $5 per day
  • 12 years and over, $9 per day
  • Passes are valid for the day. One person per inner-tube. Children under 4 years of age are not permitted on the inner-tubes. The pass provides access to one inner-tube and the reserved lanes for sliding.

Outdoor equipment rental counter
Les amis’ rental equipment counter located on the ground floor of the Lac aux Castors pavilion is equipped with skates, cross-country skis, snowshoes and other items to help you take advantage of the pleasures of winter in Mont-Royal Park.
Open to March 12, 2012:

  • Sunday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.


You can rely on a friendly welcome year-round at Maison Smith (1260 Chemin Remembrance). Les amis de la montagne inaugurated their new permanent exhibition, “Mont Royal, A Territory to Discover” with their partners last fall, an exhibition that is displayed throughout the ancestral house related to the mountain's historic, landscape and built heritage, as well as its flora and fauna. Dynamic exhibits, historic photos and mural illustrations, artefacts, audio-visual elements, interactive games and touch-screens, provide everything you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the mountain territory prior to heading outdoors. Free.

The Café des Amis is the ideal place for a wholesome lunch or snack in convivial surroundings: sandwiches, hot meals, hot and cold beverages, beer and wine, as well as sweet treats and our famous organic fair-trade hot chocolate. The nature boutique is where you can find our hospitable welcome and information centre staff, as well as educational gifts and original souvenirs of the mountain. Open daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until March 12, 2012.

Information and reservations:
514 843-8240, poste 0