Conditions & Work
in Mount Royal Park

Winter site conditions and status of services (from December 2023 to April 2024)

If you are looking for status updates regarding the services offered by Les Amis de la montagne, you've come to the right place!

As the City of Montréal’s preferred partner in Mount Royal Park, Les Amis de la montagne operates visitor services, including:

  • services and activities in the park,
  • outdoor equipment rentals,
  • restaurants and cafés operations,
  • as well as a full range of cultural, educational and recreational programs.

Revenues generated are reinvested for the benefit of Mount Royal Park and park users.

As illustrated below, we share the status of our services daily, so that you can plan your visit accordingly.


Status of services offered by Les Amis de la montagne

Last update: Conditions were updated on March 2nd 2024, 1:09 PM

Outdoor equipment rentals 

Café des Amis

Gift shop 

Restrooms

Conditions of sites managed by the City of Montréal

The City of Montréal is responsible for developing and maintaining the outdoor installations in Mount Royal Park. For conditions in detail, please consult the City of Montreal's website. See the extract from the city's website below (or click here to open the page in your browser) for detailed conditions regarding:

  • hiking trails (on foot or snowshoes),
  • cross-country ski trails,
  • skating rink,
  • and sliding hills.


Closures and work done by the City of Montréal in and around Mount Royal Park

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. For more information on work done in the park, visit the City of Montréal’s Info-travaux (in French only).

Last update: The status of closures and work done in Mount Royal Park was updated on December 5, 2023.

Redevelopment of the intersection of Chemins Remembrance and Côte-des-Neiges

Duration: From January 8 to March 1 2024

Redevelopment of the intersection of Chemins Remembrance and Côte-des-Neiges will impact access to Mount Royal park throughout the project's many phases.

Consult the City of Montréal's description of the project to keep track of impediments to traffic.

Work in Mount Royal's Marsh sector

Duration: From January 8 to March 1 2024

Mount Royal's Marsh 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;
  • the summit loop will be closed from September 11 to the end of October - although one will be kept open for hikers, cyclists and authorized vehicles.

How to get to the top of Mount Royal

By public transit

  • From Metro Mont-Royal: Bus 11 (west), stop at Remembrance/Chemin du Chalet or Lac-aux-Castors.
  • From Metro Côte-des-Neiges: Bus 165 (south), stop at Forest Hill. Then transfer to Bus 11 (east) and stop at Remembrance/Chemin du Chalet or Lac-aux-Castors.

By car

  • From the east: Take Avenue Mont-Royal and then follow Chemin Camillien-Houde.
  • From the west: Take Chemin Côte-des-Neiges and then follow Remembrance. Three parking lots are available on the mountain.

On foot

  • South of Mount Royal: Take entrance at the corner of Rue Peel and Avenue des Pins (W). Climb up stairs to Kondiaronk lookout.
  • East: Walk Chemin Olmsted until the summit or take the stairs (mid-route) to Kondiaronk lookout.
  • West: Take Rue Hill Park Circle via Chemin Côte-des-Neiges and follow it to Beaver Lake Pavilion.

Status or accessibility of the roads and public transit services

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.

As well, we encourage you to visit the Société de transport de Montréal's website before planning your route.


Enjoy your visit!

We wish you pleasant moments of connection to nature, joy and contemplation on the mountain.

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