May 2012: Mount Royal Month : activities continue

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The complete calendar of events is available on the following websites:, and Unless otherwise indicated, activities are presented in French.


The hidden treasures of the Université de Montréal campus, guided walk
As part of the 24 heures de science and Défi Climat

Photo : Jacques Dorais

The Université de Montréal invites the public to visit the woods on its campus featuring the exceptional view from its position on the Canadian Shield. A kiosk located in front of the main tower will provide information on the institutions’ history. 30-minute guided walks will explore the natural treasures of the northwestern flank of Mont Royal, the geological artefacts representing its history, the location of ancient streams and the varied anthropogenic developments of the site. A visit of the university’s urban agriculture project, including the observation of rooftop beehives, will conclude this walk.


Bioblitz 2012 at Parc Angrignon
As part of the 24 heures de science

The 24 heures de science is a day of science and technology activities open to everyone – children, teenagers, young adults, families, seniors, etc. The event begins at noon on Friday and ends 24 hours later, making way for both evening and nighttime activities!

The Bioblitz is organized by Héritage Laurentian with the participation of numerous groups, including Les amis de la montagne. This activity is designed to heighten our awareness of Montreal’s biodiversity. Our educators will be there with our biodiversity kiosk and we’ll also oversee a variety of hands-on activities.

From the Mountain to the River, guided walk

This astonishing trail follows the streams that descend the mountain to the river. Join Les amis de la montagne to retrace the historic, geographic and cultural links between Mount Royal and the Saint-Lawrence River. Presented in French.


Enhancement of the plain in the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, public forum

In the interest of recognizing the Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges as a heritage trail to be featured as part of the celebrations in honour of Montreal’s 375th anniversary in 2017, meetings have been held between representatives of the cemetery, the Ministère de la Culture and community associations, in order to propose a project for the cemetery plain and its new ceremonial pathway.
In light of this idea, members of the community are invited to participate in a larger public discussion to refine the preliminary landscaping project proposal that is in harmony with the landscape and heritage of this large territory intricately identified with the cemetery.
Representatives of the cemetery will be present to hear the comments of the participants.

The activity is organized by the Écomusée de l’Au-Delà (Funerary Heritage of Montréal), in collaboration with Les amis de la montagne and Héritage Montréal.

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