An Exhibition Celebrating the History of Montréal and the Majestic Mount Royal Chalet

2017-07-12

The exhibition In the Footsteps of our Discoverers – The Remarkable History of Montréal is on view until December 15.

Les amis de la montagne is proud to present an exhibition highlighting the collection of paintings on the walls of the majestic Mount Royal Chalet. Until December, a series of installations and activities showcase the 17 paintings depicting selected moments in the history of Montréal and New France, which were originally commissioned for the Chalet from well-known artists such as Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Paul-Émile Borduas and Edwin H. Holgate.

Organized with the City of Montréal and the Government of Quebec as part of Montréal’s 375thanniversary, In the Footsteps of our Discoverers – The Remarkable History of Montréal celebrates history, culture and nature in one of the city’s most beautiful and iconic sites. Designed by Les amis de la montagne in collaboration with the design and museography firm Umanium, the exhibition combines light shows, museum installations, videos and on-site activities at various times of the week to shed new light on special moments in the history of Montréal and contribute to the appreciation of the magnificent Chalet.


Multimedia installations give insights on the history of the Chalet and Mount-Royal.

 

The In the Footsteps of our Discoverers – The Remarkable History of Montréal exhibition is accessible free of charge during Mount Royal Chalet opening hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, until December 15. Completing the exhibition, members of Les amis de la montagne’s team are on hand to meet with the public every Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m., until September 3, and on Saturdays and Sundays, from 12 to 5 p.m., from September 10 to October 29.

A Cultural and Gourmet Breather at the Mount Royal Chalet

Topping off the Mount Royal Chalet public offer, Les amis de la montagne proposes the new Café des Amis food counter located at the back of the great hall known as the Salle des pas perdus. In the coming days, visitors to the mountain will be able to enjoy healthy snacks and beverages as they pause for a break at the Chalet. As part of an agreement with the City of Montréal, Les amis will operate three food services in Mount Royal Park—the food counter at the Chalet, the outdoor café at Smith House and the bistro at the Beaver Lake Pavilion—for the gourmet pleasure of visitors to the mountain.

In addition, “Special 375th” hour-long guided tours, departing from the Chalet on Thursdays and Saturdays until the end of October, allow visitors to discover Mount Royal summit’s “must-see sites,” at the cost of $10 per adult and $5 for 8-12 year olds.  Get your ticket now!

The exhibition, the new Café des Amis food counter and special discovery walks offered this summer will add to the overall experience of visitors to Mount Royal Park.

Head over to the mountain to fully appreciate the history and beauty of the Mount Royal Chalet and its lookout this summer! A must-see exhibition for this year Montréal’s 375th anniversary!