5 Guided Walks to Do on Mount Royal in May


As part of May: Mount Royal Month, Les amis de la montagne provides a series of guided tours that reveal all sides of Mount Royal as you enjoy the great outdoors and breathtaking views of the city! Here are five suggestions to take advantage of springtime on the mountain.

May 21 - Discovery Walk : Three Summits of Mount Royal - 375th edition

This beautiful 14 km hike through the forest and urban environment spans the entire Mount Royal territory. It is an exceptional way to learn more about the mountain and the issues of ecology, urban planning and landscape architecture that define it. The trek’s route, updated for Montreal’s 375th anniversary, will highlight breathtaking views of the city and Montreal’s anniversary legacy projects.

Meeting point : Monument to Sir George-Étienne Cartier (Park Avenue)
From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$20 per person 
(meal not included)
In French only 
Reservation required online


May 25 - Discovery Walk : Explore the Mount Royal Summit

Celebrate Mount Royal’s 141st anniversary by exploring its summit during a 2-hour guided trek where you’ll learn more about history, heritage and nature. A stop at the Kondiaronk Belvedere, which offers a breathtaking view on Montreal’s downtown, will highlight the strong connection between the mountain and the city.

Meeting point : Smith House, 1260 Remembrance Road
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
In French only
Reservation required online


May 27 - Discovery Walk: From One Summit to Another! A glance at history - 375th anniversary special

Partnering up with Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, Les amis de la montagne offers an unique guided excursion. Retrace the footsteps of Montreal’s builders, from Mount Royal Summit’s Kondiaronk Belvedere the Observation Deck Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, The itinerary follows part of the new Promenade Fleuve-Montagne, one of the Montreal’s 375th anniversary legacy project. Once at the top of Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, you will experience the breathtaking views of Montreal in 360° before discovering the city through the interactive exhibition #MTLGO. 

Meeting point : Smith House, at 1260 Remembrance Road
From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$20 per person (including access to the Observation Deck Au Sommet Place Ville Marie)

In French or English
Reservation required online


May 28 - Discovery Walk: From One Summit to Another! Nature at the Heart of the City

Partnering up with Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, Les amis de la montagne offers an exceptional guided excursion featuring stunning views of Montreal. After a visit of the 360°Observation Deck and the interactive exhibition #MTLGO at Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, walk up the mountain along a section of the new Promenade Fleuve-Montagne, one of the City’s 375th anniversary legacy project. The walk to Kondiaronk Belvedere also focuses on Mount Royal’s rich and unique biodiversity.

Meeting point : 3 Place Ville Marie – Main entrance on Cathcart Street at the mall level Ticketing/Admission Desk
From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
$20 per person (including access to the Observation Deck Au Sommet Place Ville Marie)
In French or English
Reservation required online


May 28 - Merci Montréal! A bow to the builders of Montréal at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery

From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

 As part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary, L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec, with the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, wishes to thank the city where they were founded. And thank you in the language of classical ballet is not spoken, it is danced with a ritual curtsy called reverence. 

As part of this series of fleeting dance performances on different Montréal sites, featured in Montreal’s 375th anniversary official programming, students will perform at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery to thank Montreal’s builders and historical figures. Dancers will perform The Wilis from Giselle, a group of supernatural young women who are the spirits of virgin girls that died before they married. 

As a lead up to this special performance, Les amis de la montagne hosts a one-hour guided walk through the cemetery featuring the funeral works of outstanding importance including those of prominent figures in Montreal’s history. 

To participate in the guided walk and attend the École supérieure de ballet’s reverence

Meeting point : 1:30 p.m., Smith House, Mount Royal Park
En français
Reservation required online

To attend the reverence only

The dancers’ performance is only a few minutes long and starts at 2:30 p.m. sharp 
Meeting point: Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery Administration Building 
Reservation required online


Thank you to our partners!

Those activities are presented as part of May : Mount Royal Month. Developed by Les amis de la montagne, Mount Royal Month is organised jointly with the Ville de Montréal. This event is generously supported by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. It is also supported by the STM (Silver Partner) and Journal Métro (Medias partner).