The splendours of fall on Mount Royal
2013-09-12

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Photo: Olivier Hoffshir

THE SPLENDOURS OF FALL ON MOUNT ROYAL

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the trees are starting to change colour, revealing Mount Royal in all its fall splendour! Join Les amis de la montagne for a variety of energizing activities in September and October that highlight the mountain’s beauty. Activities are free, except for the guided walks, and geared to families.


EXCEPTIONAL GUIDED WALKS ON SUNDAYS

Les amis’ day-long guided walks explore the rich history and heritage of the site and addresses conservation challenges.

GUIDED WALK "THE THREE SUMMITS OF MOUNT ROYAL"

This 15km loop explores the entire territory of Mount Royal and offers the best viewpoints. An opportunity to discover the new Parc du 3e Sommet on the north side of the mountain.

Photo: Samuel Montigné. Parc du 3e Sommet.

GUIDED WALK "FROM THE MOUNTAIN TO THE RIVER"

This remarkable trail that follows the streams descending from the mountain’s summit to Pointe-à-Callière is witness to the incredible contrasts that allow us to retrace the natural and historic links between Mount Royal, the river and Montreal.

Special price: $16*

Reservations required: themountroyal.qc.ca or 514 843-8240, ext. 0

*Les amis de la montagne have partnered with the Centre d'histoire de Montréal to offer the guided walk at a reduced price, as well as a discount at the Centre d’histoire to discover the exhibit “La face cachée de la montagne”, an anniversary exhibit created by the Université de Montréal to showcase the heritage treasures of the northern slope of Mount Royal. (Valid until April 13, 2014)


HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE

 

GUIDED WALK "THE BUILT HERITAGE OF MOUNT ROYAL PARK"

While familiar to most park visitors, the service buildings and built landscapes have evolved since the creation of Mount Royal Park in 1876. Discover the park’s wealth of built heritage and its development over time, while addressing some changes still to come.

Photo: Joanne Lévesque

 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION "A LOOKOUT ON HISTORY"

Don’t miss this unique exhibition of archival photographs and documents presenting a look at the history of the Chalet du Mont-Royal and the lookout towards the city going back 150 years.

Photo: BANQ. 1908.

ART, MUSIC AND CULTURE

 

“LES DIMANCHES EN MUSIQUE” AT THE CHALET DU MONT-ROYAL

Don't miss the next "dimanches en musique" in September and October, featuring gifted jazz musicians and choir members of McGill University. Participants may join Les amis de la montagne for a bilingual guided visit of the Chalet following the performance, relating the buildings’ history, architecture and works of art. All are welcome and it's free!

MCGILL UNIVERSITY SCHULICH SCHOOL OF MUSIC JAZZ QUARTET

MCGILL CHORAL SOCIETY CHAMBER CHOIR, under the musical direction of Kristopher Epps

 
Photo: McGill Choral Society Chamber Choir
 
"Les dimanches en musique" at the Chalet du Mont-Royal" is a free concert series produced by Les amis de la montagne in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal, thanks to the financial support of TD Bank Group.

 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION "LA MONTAGNE EN IMAGES"

A selection of the best photos from "La montagne en images" photography contest.

Photo: Samuel Lajoie Gravelle

Send in your favourite shots from now until September 30 and have a chance to win prizes and see your photos displayed at the Café des Amis at the Maison Smith. Click on this link for contest rules and the registration form.

 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION "COULEURS MONT-ROYAL"

Mathilde Renaud presents landscapes of Mount Royal created on the spot. From sketches to canvas, she discovers places on the mountain in much greater detail. The spontaneity and rhythm of the lines of her drawings, as well as the interplay of colours, light and composition of her paintings, create an ambiance such that her subject becomes palpable.


 

GUIDED WALK AND CREATIVE LAND ART WORKSHOP

Guided by an artist, discover the collection of public art in Mount Royal Park and then create your own watercolour and “land art” project in situ.


ORNITHOLOGY

 

GUIDED WALK "BIRD WATCHING IN THE FERN COLONIES OF MOUNT ROYAL"

Follow the trail of the Pileated Woodpecker with an ornithologist from Les amis and discover the many birds that inhabit the fern colonies of the mountain. Bring your binoculars!

Photo: Guillaume Bastien

CONSERVATION

 

MOUNT ROYAL ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM - BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Expand your knowledge of conservation issues while participating in activities aimed at maintaining Mount Royal’s biodiversity.

The Calendar of Events is available on Les amis de la montagne’s website at themountroyal.qc.ca. Les amis de la montagne’s activities are organized in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal.

Come to Mount Royal using public transportation: Click on this link to obtain the bus 11 schedule on the STM website.


NOTICE OF EVENT ON MOUNT ROYAL

 

THE GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE MONTRÉAL IS BACK ON MOUNT ROYAL, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Don’t miss this chance to admire the cycling world élite in action on Mount Royal during the 4th edition of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. This stage in the UCI WorldTour takes place on Sunday, September 15.

The race starts at 10 a.m. on Avenue du Parc north of the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier Monument and ends in the same location between 4 and 4:30 p.m.

Be advised that from Friday, September 13, there will be numerous road closures due to the race. Voie Camillien-Houde/Chemin Remembrance which traverses Mount Royal Park will be closed on September 15, from 4 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Click on these links for the map of the race course and the schedule of street closings.


WORSITES ON MOUNT ROYAL

 

END OF WORK ON REDPATH CRESCENT

The Water Services department of the Ville de Montréal has announced that the reconstruction of potable water lines and sewers undertaken last April under Redpath Crescent, between Cedar and Pine Avenues, is now complete. The temporary road created in Mount Royal Park to permit access to residents, emergency services, garbage collection and the construction company, is now closed to all vehicles. The pathway will be reduced to a width of 2.5 m to serve as a footpath.


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