March Break activities on Mount Royal: Discoveries and outdoor fun in the spirit of carnivals of the past!

2014-02-24

Guided walks and obstacle course on snowshoes, games of skills, sash weaving demonstration, photo archives exhibit, Day camp, and more...


WINTER TRADITIONS... CARNIVALS OF THE PAST
Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2

SNOW GAMES

Everyone is welcome to participate in a family-friendly obstacle course on snowshoes and games of skill in the spirit of carnivals of the past.

  • Outside Maison Smith, 1260 Chemin Remembrance, Mount Royal Park
  • From 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Free
BAnQ CP 5029 CON. Montreal Carnival, 1903. The hurdle race on snowshoes.

DEMONSTRATION OF TRADITIONAL SASH WEAVING

Did you know that finger weaving dates from prehistory? This technique was elaborated by American Indians and transmitted to French Canadian woodsman. Come see craftswoman France Hervieux, traditional sash weaving specialist.

  • At Maison Smith (Exhibit room)
  • From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

EXHIBIT "WINTER ON THE MOUNTAIN 150 YEARS AGO"
On weekends, March 1-2 and March 8-9

An exhibit of archival documents and photographs to discover the fascinating history of winter sports on Mount Royal dating 150 years.

  • At Maison Smith (1st floor)
  • From 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Free admission

SNOWSHOE WALKS “BY THE LIGHT OF THE CITY”
On Saturday nights, March 1 and 8

Do something out of the ordinary on a Saturday night by taking a magical snowshoe hike and enjoying a hot chocolate break along the forest trails.

  • Departure from Maison Smith at 6:15 p.m. (1.5 hr duration)
  • Snowshoes and hot chocolate included
  • $20 (16 years and older)   
  • $17 (12 to 15 years)
  • Registration required: themountroyal.qc.ca or 514 843-8240, ext. 0

LES AMIS’ 5 À SOUPE

Before heading out for a hike or just to take a break, the Café des Amis at Maison Smith offers a special snowshoers’ meal-in-a-soup in a convivial atmosphere. ($)

  • From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

FAMILY GUIDED WALKS "SNOWSHOEING ON THE TRAIL OF ANIMAL TRACKS"
Daily, from Monday, March 3 to Sunday, March 9

Every day during Spring Break Les amis de la montagne invite the whole family to participate to the snowshoe guided walks to explore the mountain, be on the lookout for animal tracks and listen for bird songs. A family activity, starting at 8 years old. Snowshoes and hot chocolate included!

  • Departure from Maison Smith at 1:30 p.m. (1.5 hr duration)
  • Snowshoes and hot chocolate included
  • $16 (16 years and over)
  • $11 (8 to 15 years)
  • Registration required: themountroyal.qc.ca or 514 843-8240, ext. 0

MARCH BREAK DAY CAMP ON MOUNT ROYAL
From Monday, March 3 to Friday, March 7

New this year, Les amis de la montagne is organizing a March break day camp for children 7 to 11 years old to experience a variety of outdoor activities and winter discoveries on Mount Royal during their holiday. According to snow conditions: skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, inner-tubing and great games on the mountain. The camp is offered in French.

Day care service is offered from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at an additional cost of $10 per day.

  • From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $170 with the Accès Montréal card
  • $195 without the card
  • Information: 514 843-8240, ext. 235 or reservations@lemontroyal.qc.ca

Click here to register your child today!


Photo: Martin New. Beaver Lake site in Mount Royal Park.
 
SNOWSHOEING, SKATING, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, INNER-TUBING AND MORE...
Outdoor equipment rental until March 16

Les amis de la montagne’s equipment rental counter is located on the main floor of the Beaver Lake pavilion

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.


The complete calendar of events is available on Les amis de la montagne’s website at themountroyal.qc.ca.