Conditions & Work
in Mount Royal Park

Whether you're planning on going skating, snowshoeing or hiking on forest paths, we’ll keep you updated on the latest conditions of the park’s outdoor installations (skating rink, trails, etc.) in any weather or season. We’ll also inform you of any work in progress in or around the park that might affect park entrances or sectors.

Summer Site Conditions

Les Amis de la montagne wants to make sure you have a great time on the mountain. Check the icons below to see if conditions on site are suitable for equipment rentals and certain outdoor activities. As for the various indoor facilities, if they are not listed below, they are open. Click on the following links for the opening hours of the three Café des Amis locations or the gift shops at the Mount Royal Chalet and Smith House.

Red: Closed or inaccessible

Green: Open, conditions are good
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Outdoor conditions were updated on December 2nd, 2022, 09:40 a.m.

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Closures & work in progress in and around the park

Before coming to the mountain, whether by car, bicycle or public transit, we recommend that you check the status or accessibility of the roads and paths leading to Mount Royal. Roadwork, sporting events or other activities may cause delays or require road closures.

Visit the STM site before planning your route!

Les amis de la montagne keeps you informed of work done by the City of Montréal in and around Mount Royal Park as well as any closures of park entrances.

The status of closures and work done in Mount Royal Park was updated on November 17, 2022.

The following operations will impact access to and within the park:
 

  • Monday, August 16 to Spring 2022: excavation work will take place on Olmstead Road in the area of the Chalet Mont-Royal and will hinder access to the Kondiaronk lookout. Two detours are proposed: one for pedestrians (450 m) and the other for bicycles and authorized vehicles, the summit loop (2 km). Only emergency vehicles will be able to get to the Belvedere via the open path on the east side. The chalet is open and the outdoor washrooms is open to the public. Click here to consult the plan
     
  • Spring 2021 to Summer 2024: Redevelopment of the intersection of Chemins Remembrance and Côte-des-Neiges will impact access to Mount Royal park throughout the projects many phases. Consult the City of Montréal's description of the project to keep track of impediments to traffic.
     
  • From Thursday, September 8, 2022 to December 2024: Mount Royal's Swamp sector will undergo work to protect the ecosystem and provide better access to the mountain. As a result, the trails in the Swamp sector and the access trail from Olmsted Path to the Mount Royal Chalet and Kondiaronk Belvedere will be closed, and one of the trails to the summit loop will be partially closed (although one will be kept open for hikers, cyclists and authorized vehicles). Click here to consult the plan
     
  • September 6, 2022 to March 2023: Redevelopment and restoration of the Camillien-Houde staircase. One of Mount Royal Park's iconic sites, these stairs have reached the end of their service life. The purpose of the restoration work is to bring the staircase back to its original condition when it opened in 1996. This involves the following measures: closure of the stairs that link the Camillien-Houde Belvedere to Olmsted Path, closure of the path that leads to the Escarpment path from the Camillien-Houde Belvedere, closing the access to the Escarpment path from Olmsted path and temporary use of some of the parking spaces at the Camillien-Houde Belvedere to store construction equipment and create a safe perimeter around the worksite.
     

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Winter Site Conditions
(Applicable from December to April each year)

As illustrated below, Les amis de la montagne shares updated observations on path, trail and rink conditions, so that you always know what is open or closed in the park.

Red: Closed or inaccessible
Yellow: Conditions are difficult or not optimal
Green: Open, conditions are good

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Outdoor conditions were updated on July 8, 2022, 1:21 p.m.

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Please note: The City of Montreal is responsible for maintaining the outdoor installations in Mount Royal Park. For conditions in detail, please consult the City of Montreal's website.

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