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As the City of Montreal begins phase one of a two-phase improvement project in the Mount Royal Chalet sector, Les amis de la montagne would like to remind the public that this work requires the temporary closure of the main stairway leading to the Kondiaronk Belvedere and the summit.
As summer comes to a close and fall is knocking on our door, Les amis de la montagne encourages you to enjoy the last days of warmth and sunny weather to come for a picnic on Mount Royal.
As part of our photo contest « La montagne en images », participants were able to send their photos before September 4 to participate in a special public vote on our Facebook page.
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.
Les amis de la montagne launches its summer programme.
On August 20, Les amis de la montagne’s conservation team invites you to join them in Mount Royal Park for a blitz census of the monarch butterfly population which will take place everywhere in the country.
The raccoon is one of the twenty mammals living on Mount Royal and probably one of park visitors’ 'darling' animals. It is sometimes hard to resist the temptation to touch them or to feed them. But did you know that feeding raccoons leads to unfortunate consequences for both the animal and the safety of visitors, as well as for the conservation of the biodiversity of Mount Royal Park? Here are four good reasons not to feed those adorable creatures!
Whether you are a frequent Mount Royal Park user or planning a special visit in the next few weeks, you can now enjoy the new STM Express shuttle bus that takes you straight to the mountain on weekends! As well, be advised of the work that will soon be carried out on the staircase leading to the Kondiaronk Lookout and the Mount Royal Chalet.
Mount Royal has a whole network of paths just begging to be discovered. The staff at Les amis de la montagne share their secrets, inviting you to experience their favourite paths on the mountain! Here are their tops picks for walking, running and cycling!
Les amis de la montagne would like to have your opinion in order to improve its communication’s efforts to keep you informed on the latest news about Mount Royal, on-going Amis activities and the challenges related to the protection of this beautiful green space.
Montreal, July 6, 2016 –Les amis de la montagne disagrees with the approval given by the Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications (MCC) to a proposal by the City of Montreal to turn Rutherford Park into a sports hub, which is to include an artificial turf multisport playing field, light towers, an adjacent car & bus drop-off area, bleachers and related facilities.
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.until the end of October, Les amis de la montagne invites you to volunteer with its Environmental Stewardship Programme, dedicated to conservation work on Mount Royal.
This year again, Les amis de la montagne presents a delightful series of musical Sunday afternoons. Discover the passion and virtuosity of Montreal’s most promising young talents at six concerts held in the majestic Mount Royal Chalet. Do not miss the next concert, October 2nd!
Montréal, June 3, 2016 – Escales découvertes, a legacy project proposed by the City of Montreal for its 375th anniversary, has recently come under intense media scrutiny. It has been stated several times in this context that Les amis de la montagne supported the project with enthusiasm. Such statements beg clarification.
Montreal, June 3 2016 – Les amis de la montagne shares the concerns of Mount Royal Park visitors about the recent death of large numbers of fish in Beaver Lake, the quality of the water and the odours emerging from the lake. The following is an update on the situation.
For a third consecutive year, Les amis de la montagne invite you to Chapeau mont Royal, a sophisticated gourmet benefit luncheon in support of educational and conservation programmes on Mount Royal.
On June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., Les amis de la montagne is pleased to organize a public forum on two major development projects intended by the City of Montréal to improve and enhance Mount Royal Park, and also to pursue the fight against the spread of invasive plants that pose a threat to the mountain’s biodiversity.
On Tuesday May 24, 2016, the very day marking the 140th anniversary of the inauguration of Mount-Royal Park, Mr. Peter A. Howlett C.M., President of Les amis de la montagne, and Mr. Réal Ménard, City of Montréal Executive Committee member in charge of sustainable development, the environment, large parks and green spaces, were pleased to award the Prix du Mont-Royal to Mr. Dinu Bumbaru, C.M., Policy Director at Héritage Montréal, for his commitment to the protection of the Mountain over the past three decades.
The STM and Les amis de la montagne fulfill a commitment made at Je fais Montréal.
Support Les amis de la montagne's mission!
On May 21-22 and 28-29, enjoy a full slate of activities offered at Beaver Lake to rediscover this magnificent space and celebrate spring on the Mountain!
On July 3rd, the 100% eco-friendly race Changer le monde avec Équiterre will take place on the mountain.
On Tuesday, May 24, tweet your best wishes to the mountain. Go public with what Mount Royal Park means for you. Use the hashtag #140ans @lemontroyal
Les amis de la montagne adopted a new approach for carrying out the 25th edition of its Mountain Clean Up, the annual Corvée du Mont-Royal. It held three separate days of environmental conservation activities rather than one, thus covering a larger area, in addition to better harnessing the capabilities of each participating group.
Discover activities that will bring the Mountain into full bloom in May.
Every Thursday, enjoy an early evening mountain discovery activity.
On Sunday, May 8, take part in a fascinating trek that follows the streams 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.
On May 14 and 20, discover Mount Royal’s birds and breeding habitats with an ornithologist from Les amis de la montagne. Bring your binoculars!
On Saturday, May 14, take a tour of some of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery’s funeral works of outstanding importance, including those of prominent figures in our history.
Held under the theme: Landscapes, Views and Perspectives...
Wear your finest hat for a great cause!
On Wednesday, May 25, take part in a day-long run of talks, workshops and roundtables bringing together experts from various fields to discuss the need to protect the views of the city and of Mount Royal, and the mountain’s iconic presence at the heart of Montréal.
This spring, Les amis de la montagne team members invite you to experience the mountain differently by sharing their favourite spots and a few secrets! Here are Mount Royal’s works of art you shouldn’t miss:
Les amis de la montagne was created 30 years ago today, on April 1st, 1986. Over the past three decades, we have endeavoured to protect and enhance the place Montrealers affectionately call ‘our mountain’, the landmark green space that defines the heart of our city: Mount Royal.
A range of youth activities to experience nature on Mount Royal.
Montrealers are invited to take part in the annual Mountain Clean Up organised by Les amis de la montagne on Sunday, May 1st. This ritual springtime event is an opportunity for the public to contribute to the care and conservation of Mount Royal!
Every year, Les amis de la montagne benefit from the help of hundreds of volunteers involved in different projects regarding Mount Royal’s protection and enhancement, and contributing in their own way to Les amis’ mission.
This spring, Les amis de la montagne team members are inviting you to experience the mountain differently by sharing their favourite spots and a few secrets! Here are their suggestions of Mount Royal’s most stunning landscapes.
Les amis de la montagne are pleased to partner with Heritage Montreal to mark the UNESCO International Day for Monuments and Sites, held under the theme "The heritage of sport”.
Les amis de la montagne is pleased to offer for an 8th year a summer day camp in Mount Royal Park. Children of 5 to 10 years of age are invited to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and discoveries on Mount Royal, under the supervision of qualified educators.
From February 26 to March 7, Les amis de la montagne offers a full slate of activities to enjoy winter for free or for a friendly price.
A Benefit Event hosted by Les amis de la montagne
After the race... A gourmet Food Feast for the Benefit of Mount Royal!
People have been snowshoeing across Mount Royal for centuries. First developed by Aboriginals, snowshoeing was adopted by Montrealers who, in 1840, created the Montreal Snowshoe Club.
For reasons beyond our control, changes have been made to the programme of activities planned in the Beaver Lake sector of Mount Royal Park.
To enjoy the wonders of wintertime without driving kilometers, there's only one place to go: Mount Royal. Snowshoeing is a winter tradition one the mountain, first performed by Aboriginal and popularized with the creation of the Montreal Snowshoe Club in 1840. Come out and hit our snowshoeing trails, with or without a guide!
To perfect your technique or acquire the basics of cross-country skiing, The Club de ski de fond des Amis de la montagne offers lessons for young and old alike on Mount Royal this winter.
A pilot-project for youth 3-8 years of age.
A week of sliding, skating, playing in the snow and in the forest and much more!
Enjoy a family activity on the mountain this winter.
This winter, rediscover Mount Royal during snowshoe excursions animated by a guide from Les amis de la montagne : night hikes City Lights Snowshoe Excursion, Valentine's Day on Snowshoes family outing and group snowshoe treks, custom-designed for 15 people or more.
Due to present weather conditions, snow tubing slides will not open before the weekend of January 16-17. Further information forthcoming.