New discovery walk: A glimpse into the therapeutic value of Mount Royal

July 23, August 13, September 17 and October 8

From the garden of the Hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu to the legacy of F. L. Olmsted: take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the garden at Hôtel-Dieu and get a whole new perspective on the important role Mount Royal plays in keeping Montrealers healthy.

New discovery walk: A glimpse into the therapeutic value of Mount Royal

Did you know that Mount Royal Park was created with the health of Montrealers in mind? Learn about the vision of the park’s designer, F. L. Olmsted, and discover the legacy of les Hospitalières, the order of religious hospitallers whose garden remains one of the jewels of the Mount Royal Heritage Site that has played so many different roles during the course of its history. Starting at the jardin du monastère des Hospitalières (Cité-des-Hospitalières), the walk will take you up to the Camillien-Houde Lookout via the mountain’s eastern slope. Join us and treat yourself to a moment of well-being for the body and mind!

This special activity is being offered in honour of Olmsted’s 200th birthday, in partnership with the Musée des Hospitalières de l'hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.   

Departure point: Musée des Hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal,  201 Pine Avenue West.

End point: The Georges-Étienne Cartier monument on Park Avenue.

Cost (plus tax): $25 

Duration: 3 h (3.7 km)


  • July 23 and August 13, 9 a.m. to noon 
  • September 17 and October 8, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Please be at the departure point 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

This activity is offered in French but questions in English are welcome.

To ensure the health and safety of all participants, we have adjusted our activities in light of the current public health recommendations.


Cancellation or Refund

Please note that your registration is non-refundable and non-transferable to another date. Should Les amis de la montagne decide to cancel the activity due to weather conditions or a lack of participants, we will contact you by email one day in advance to let you know. You will then be refunded.


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