LOVE WINTER... ON MOUNT ROYAL!
Les amis de la montagne, in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal, invite you to enjoy your favourite winter sports on Mount Royal, explore the mountain on snowshoes and discover its history while you relive the traditions and carnivals of the past. Enjoy the fresh air and the pleasures of winter in the heart of the city like you would in the country!
NEW THIS SEASON
WINTER TRADITIONS ON MOUNT ROYAL
Maison Smith, built in 1858, will revive its atmosphere of the past during the weekends of January 11 to March 9. Enjoy free family entertainment, take a look at the exhibition of historical photos and immerse yourself in the winter of the 19th Century on Mount Royal. Craftspeople making traditional snowshoes and sashes will be on hand to impart their expertise.
Collection Les amis de la montagne. Maison Smith and Chemin Olmsted, circa 1900.
On Saturday, January 25, Les amis de la montagne and the YMCA Camp Kanawana will introduce you tothe survival secrets of the First Nations and the coureurs des bois during a guided snowshoe hike in the forest.
Carnivals of the past
On Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, participate in snow games, an obstacle course on snowshoes and a masquerade inspired by the carnivals of the past in the company of family or friends.
BAnQ CP 5029 CON. Montreal Carnival, 1903. The hurdle race on snowshoes.
MARCH BREAK ACTIVITIES
March Break Day Camp
Children 6 to 11 years old have the opportunity to enjoy the many winter outdoor activities offered on Mount Royal during the March 3-7 break . Registration will open on January 6, please visit: themountroyal.qc.ca.
Snowshoeing on the trail of animal tracks
Families can follow our guides on snowshoes searching for animal tracks on the mountain, from March 3 to 9. Hot chocolate and a good time guaranteed!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
SNOWSHOE EVENINGS – A MUST IN MONTREAL!
Do something out of the ordinary on a Saturday night by taking a magical snowshoe hike and enjoying a hot chocolate break along the forest trails. Guided hiking tours in English are now available on Friday evenings in January.
Do not miss the New Year’s special featuring sparkling wine, on December 28 and 30 and the Valentine’s special featuring mulled wine and a chocolate truffle, on February 14 and 15.
OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Les amis de la montagne’s rental counter is located on the main floor of the Beaver Lake pavilion and offers all the equipment needed to enjoy winter activities: skates, snowshoes, cross-country skis and more...
Lace up those skates! The refrigerated rink adjacent to the Beaver Lake pavilion and the rental counter will be open starting November 30.
Photo: Martin New. Gone skating.
Come slide on inner-tubes on the hillside near Beaver Lake, as of December 14 - guaranteed fun and not just for the kids!
Photo: Martin New. Winter's love.
CLUB DE SKI DE FOND DES AMIS DE LA MONTAGNE
Les amis de la montagne offer cross-country skiing lessons for children and adults. The mountain has 22 km of marked trails to enjoy!
For the complete calendar of events, check our website at themountroyal.qc.ca or download our Calendar Winter 2013-2014.