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Les amis de la montagne launches its summer programme.
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10 ways to Spend your Summer on Mount Royal
Les amis de la montagne launches its summer programme
Montréal, June 27, 2016 – From June to October, Les amis de la montagne invites Montrealers to enjoy a wide range of recreational activities during their time in Mount Royal Park. Designed to enhance awareness of the mountain, its green spaces and its secrets, Les amis de la montagne offers activities for all ages and every taste, including a film screening, guided tours and mountain photowalks, and classical and jazz concerts.
1. Outdoor Film Screening: A Summer Love
On July 9 at 8 :30 pm, at the Beaver Lake Pavilion, Les amis de la montagne and the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) invite Montrealers to an outdoor and free screening of the film A Summer love (Un amour d’été), followed by a talk with the filmmaker Jean-François Lesage. This critically acclaimed documentary will make you discover Mount Royal Park from another angle… (Free)
This summer, Les amis de la montagne invites you to enjoy Beaver Lake differently... in a rowboat or having fun with a remote controlled sailboat! A perfect activity for a special date, or for a good time with friends and family! (Boat Rentals $)
3. Attend a Classical or Jazz Music Concert at the Mount Royal Chalet
From June to October, music lovers and Mount Royal visitors are invited to attend six free concerts to discover the passion and virtuosity of Montreal’s most promising young talents in the majestic Mount Royal Chalet. After each concert, a guided tour of the Chalet will be offered either in French or English. (Free)
Every Saturday until October 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Montrealers over 12 years of age are invited to get involved and help protect Mount Royal’s natural habitats by participating in conservation activities organised by Les amis de la montagne. Weekly tasks will vary over the season. (Free)
5. Enjoy a Leisurely Snack or Meal at One of the Café des Amis’ Two Outdoor Terraces
The Café des Amis now operates in two different locations in Mount Royal Park – at Smith House and Beaver Lake Pavilion, where you can enjoy a full meal, a snack or just an ice cream on one of two beautiful outdoor terraces in stunning decors. A new bistro menu is now offered at the Beaver Lake Pavilion.
6. Take part in a Photo Competition and Win a Great Prize
Until October 9, 2016, Mount Royal visitors can participate in Les Amis’ photo competition La montagne en images, which aims to capture the richness of Mount Royal through photography. Prizes include a two-night package at the Montreal Sheraton Centre and two nights in a Hekipia or Huttopia tent in a SÉPAQ park!
7. Discover the Mountain on the Three Summits of Mount Royal Walking Tour
On Sunday, September 18, October 16 or October 23, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., take a 15 km guided hike through the forest and urban environment spanning the entire Mount Royal territory. It is an exceptional way to learn more about the mountain, its ecology, and the urban planning and landscape architecture that define it. ($20 per person)
On Sunday, September 11 or Sunday, October 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., go on 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. ($20 per person)
9. Learn how to Take Beautiful Pictures with a Professional
Photography and mountain enthusiasts are invited to join Les amis de la montagne on two different photowalks on September 9 and October 1, which combine a mountain discovery trek and an outdoor photography workshop with a photographer. ($20 per person)
On weekends starting July 8, families can discover Beaver Lake by participating in a 30-minute rally on the mysteries of the lake and learn more about the lake’s history, from geological times to today, by visiting Les Amis’ mobile kiosk. (Free)
To learn more about Les amis de la montagne activities during the Summer and Fall or to register to some of the activities, visit www.lemontroyal.qc.ca/ete
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Head of communications,
Les amis de la montagne