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Les amis de la montagne invites Montrealers to enjoy the last days of summer and magnificent fall colours in Mount Royal Park in September and October.
Join us for various discovery walking tours, concerts, family activities and a dancing night under the stars!
Starting on September 10, many guided day hikes will allow you to learn more about the history, ecology, urban planning and architecture of the mountain. On Sundays, September through October, Les amis de la montagne offers two walking tours entitled From the Mountain to the River and Three Summits of Mount Royal, a great way to discover the entire Mount Royal territory and to trace the historical, geographical and cultural links between the mountain and the St. Lawrence River.
Photo enthusiasts are also invited to follow wildlife photographer Jean -Guy Morisset on the Westmount Summit on Saturday, October 1, to get tips and refine their photo techniques during a three-hour hike.
Next Saturday September 10, from 6:30 p.m., all are invited to enjoy a folk dance workshop led by the Association montréalaise des arts et des traditions populaires followed by more dancing into the night with an electro-trad performance by DJ Doro! The event is free of charge and takes place in front of the Beaver Lake Pavilion. Register for the event!
Every Saturday until October 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Les amis de la montagne invites Montrealers over 12 years of age to get involved and help protect Mount Royal’s natural habitats by participating in conservation activities. In September and October, volunteers will pull dog-strangling vine, an invasive exotic plant, or plant trees on the mountain.
Les amis de la montagne invites children to become a member of the Club AMIS for a second year in a row, a unique and fun way to reconnect with nature. Every week, different activities are offered to children from 3 to 5 years of age and from 6 to 8 years of age during the fall season, so they can develop a sense of well-being in nature while discovering the mountain.
On October 2 and 23 at 3 p.m., music lovers and Mount Royal visitors can enjoy the last two concerts of the Musical Sundays at the Mount Royal Chalet series. Discover the talent of the young pianist Emily Oulousian, winner of the first edition of the Radio-Canada television programme Virtuose, and the string quartet Andara. After each concert, guided tours of the Chalet are offered by Les amis de la montagne in either in French or English.
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, including a room with a view on Mount Royal!