What's on this weekend on Mount Royal?
2013-10-17

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WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND ON MOUNT ROYAL?

Fall is the ideal season to take a breath of fresh air on the mountain and join Les amis de la montagne’s day-long guided walks...

GUIDED WALK “THE THREE SUMMITS OF MOUNT ROYAL”

The Three Summits hike traverses the entire territory of Mount Royal and winds its way between the forest and the city revealing the best view points. This exceptional 15km outing examines the mountain through history, ecology, urban planning and architecture. Bring your picnic lunch.

Reserve the date...

GUIDED WALK "FROM THE MOUNTAIN TO THE RIVER"

This remarkable trail follows the streams that descend the mountain to the river. An invitation to retrace the historic, geographic and cultural links between Mount Royal and the St-Lawrence River. Lunch break downtown (meal not provided).

*Les amis de la montagne have partnered with the Centre d'histoire de Montréal to offer the guided walks 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 of the northern slope of Mount Royal. (Valid until April 13, 2014)

Photo: Ville de Montréal

NEW EXHIBITION AT THE CHALET DU MONT-ROYAL "A LOOKOUT ON HISTORY"

Set in its foundation of majestic rock, the Mount Royal lookout casts a view towards the city and the river, a silent witness to Montreal’s evolution and defining moments in history through time.

Following extensive research of archival photographs and documents, Les amis de la montagne present an original exhibit that reveals the history of the mountain lookout, the Chalet du Mont-Royal and the 150-year evolution of the panoramic view towards the city below.

  • Daily, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • At the Chalet du Mont-Royal

  • Free admission

Photo: B.A.N.Q. Lookout on Mount Royal, 1908.

LECTURE "TWO WALKS WITH FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED"

The lecture organised in collaboration with Les amis de la montagne is presented by Professor Witold Rybczynski, author of the prizewinning biography of Frederick Law Olmsted A Clearing in the distance, as part of the colloquium Questioning Urban Creativity: Montreal, a Case Study. Professor Rybczynski is an honorary member of Les amis de la montagne.

He will talk about the life of this famous landscape architect and his connection to Montreal and Mount Royal, and will present two walks throught two Olmsted landscapes: Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York and Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

  • Monday October 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • McGill University, Leacock Building, 855 Sherbrooke Street West, room 232

  • In English

  • Free

  • Registrations: mcgill.ca/centremontreal or 514 843-8240, ext. 229


BOTANICAL TALK AND WALK "TREES AND THE MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE"

Presented by Catherine Polcz, botanist, McGill Plant Science.

  • McGill University, Redpath Museum Auditorium, 859 Sherbrooke Street West

  • In English

  • Free

  • Information: 514 398-4094 or mcgill.ca/redpath


The complete 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.

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