Les amis' summertime calendar, conservation activities and activities at some of the mountain's great institutions

Les amis de la montagne present summertime activities for all ages and interests

Les amis de la montagne, in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal, invite Montrealers of all ages and interests to participate in a variety of activities this summer on Mont Royal. For details, click here for a copy of the calendar of activities.

The Environmental Stewardship Programme is in full swing

Photo: Andrew Dobrowolskyj

Would you like to get involved in the preservation of the mountain’s incredible biodiversity? It’s simple! All you have to do is report to Maison Smith at 10 a.m. on any Saturday morning between now and October to participate in the environmental activities organized by Les amis’ conservation team.

Since the beginning of the program last May, nearly 400 volunteers have participated by planting indigenous trees and shrubs and cutting down alien invasive plants. Click here for further details.

A big thank-you to all the volunteers!

“La montagne en image” photo contest is ongoing

Don’t forget your camera when you walk on the mountain this summer. Keep your artistic eye open to capture the key moments or simply to highlight the beauty of the mountain’s heritage.

Youngsters, this contest is also for you! For the first time this year, you may submit photos on the theme of your choice. Unleash your creativity and send in your photos ….

The winning photographs will be displayed at the Café des Amis in Maison Smith in the fall of 2012 and featured on the Les amis’ website.

The contest deadline is September 22. Click here for the contest regulations and registration form.

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  • Le Grand Séminaire de Montréal is open to visitors

For the 10th consecutive season, Univers culturel de Saint-Sulpice invites the public to discover the treasures of the Grand Séminaire de Montréal via a guided walk that takes participants back to the origins of Montréal, and reflects upon the life’s work of three centuries of Sulpicians in Canada. Click here for more details.

  • Guided tour of the private gardens of the Monastère des Religieuses Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph

This garden reflects the rich history of the Religieuses Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph, whose care for the sick at Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal spans more than three centuries. Le Musée des Hospitalières invites the public to discover this peaceful oasis situated on the mountainside in the heart of the city. Click here for more details.

  • Activities at St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mont Royal

St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mont Royal offers walks in its gardens, Sunday organ concerts, bell recitals, as well as a temporary exhibition titled L’Oratoire Magazine: 100 years of History. Click here for more details.

  • Montreal - Points of View at the McCord Museum

Montreal - Points of View, an exhibition at the McCord Museum, presents ten facets of the history of Montreal, from its earliest residents, before the arrival of the Europeans to the city of today with its Métro system and sky scrapers. Discover its mythical areas, key moments in its history and the people who had an impact on its development. Click here for more details.

  • Quebec Biodiversity at the Redpath Museum

This new exhibition sensitizes us to Quebec’s natural environment. From the Boreal Forest to our urban backyards, this exhibition allows the discovery of the diverse habitats and their inhabitants in Quebec. It also provides the opportunity to discover the plight of endangered species and the threat of alien invasive species. Click here for more details.