Our Mission

Les amis de la montagne is a non-profit organization that protects, improves and promotes the sustainability of Montréal’s Mount Royal through advocacy, community involvement, environmental education and stewardship.
 
Logo of Les amis de la montagne dedicated to the protection of Mount Royal in Montréal 1986
Founded in 1986, Les amis partnered up with the organization Centre de la montagne to provide environmental educational services in Mount Royal Park. Given our concordant mandates and goals, our organizations eventually merged and have since operated under the banner of “Les amis de la montagne.”

As the City of Montréal’s preferred partner in Mount Royal Park, Les amis de la montagne operates visitor services about what to see and do in the park, runs outdoor equipment rental and food services, and presents a full range of cultural, educational and recreational programs. Generated revenues are reinvested for the benefit of Mount Royal Park and park users.

As a registered charitable organization, Les amis de la montagne draws its strength from a strong network of supporters that include generous and dedicated citizens, community organisations, foundations and corporations. As trusted friends of Mount Royal, we all share the same goal: protecting, improving and promoting the sustainability of our mountain.
Aerial view of Mount Royal, Mount Royal Chalet and dowtown Montréal

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Our Achievements

Did you know that our non-profit group harks back to 1986 when a group of citizens took a stand against the construction of a huge telecommunications tower-cum-tourist attraction in Mount Royal Park? Learn about our many success stories over the years!
Our Accomplishments

Our Role

Sugar maples growing on Mount Royal in Montréal

Photo : © Les amis de la montagne 

Environmental Conservation

We aim to keep Mount Royal protected and healthy through our Conservation Patrol, Environmental Stewardship Program, volunteer activities and other actions.
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Sunrise in Montréal

Photo : © LorenzMao Photography 

Advocacy

By encouraging informed and effective decision-making, our advocacy initiatives seek to protect the interests of Mount Royal and support its sustainability.
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Couple strolling next to Beaver Lake in Mount Royal Park

Photo : © Richard Saint-Jean 

Raising Public Awareness

Because each one of us is a potential steward of Mount Royal, we engage with members of the community over issues and initiatives relating to its conservation and preservation.
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Children enjoying winter on Mount Royal with educator from Les amis de la montagne

Photo : © Les amis de la montagne 

Educational, Cultural & Recreational Programs

We develop content-rich programs and activities for young people, schools, special interest and corporate groups, and the general public wishing to enjoy and learn about Mount Royal.
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Visitors in front of the Mount Royal Chalet in Montréal

Photo : © Philip Roberge 

Visitors Services in Mount Royal Park

To make visiting Mount Royal Park all the more enjoyable, we provide the Smith House welcome centre, Café des Amis food services, nature boutiques and outdoor equipment rentals.
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