Historical photo of Smith House in Mount Royal Park

Photo : © Musée McCord 

History

Discover why this small mountain occupies such a big place in Montréal’s history as you follow in the footsteps of historical figures such as Jacques Cartier and Frederick Law Olmsted. This overview highlights the reasons why Mount Royal has become a site for learning, healing and worshipping over the years.
Revisit the past
Aerial photo of Mount Royal territory

Photo : © Ville de Montréal 

Territory

Mount Royal is one of our great oases of greenery and nature featuring an astonishing biodiversity in Mount Royal Park and elsewhere. Many actors and stakeholders ensure the protection as well as the cultural and landscape heritage of this urban mountain rich in green spaces and attractions.
Discover the land
Help us protect Mount Royal

Photo : © Pierre-Yves Lacroix 

Issues & Challenges

The presence of a mountain in the middle of a thriving city presents challenges related to the protection of natural environments and the management of the territory, among others. Les amis de la montagne seeks to unite all players around a common vision for Mount Royal and its sustainability.
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