Illustration : © Michel Hellman

See you next time for another celebration on Mount Royal!

Montrealers are invited to Mount Royal Chalet for a day of celebration on Sunday October 29 2023, from 9 am to 5 pm. For those of you who love Mount Royal, Les Amis de la montagne is hosting this full-day event, completely free of charge and open to all, to celebrate the mountain and its vast community of support.

Programming includes environmental stewardship activities, guided discovery walks in the park, awareness kiosks focusing on mountain's heritage, social and ecological value, a jazz concert, the Prix du Mont-Royal Award Ceremony, and much more!

Note: While stewardship activities and walks in Mount Royal Park depart from and finish at Mount-Royal Chalet, all other events take place inside the spectacular Chalet.

Mount-Royal Chalet, 1196 Voie Camillien-Houde Montréal (Québec) H3H 1A1

9:30 am & 1 pm – Nature Stewardship Volunteer Activities

Come help us control the spread of highly invasive buckthorn and plant native tree species to support the mountain's biodiversity.

Registration required
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes



Photo: ©Les Amis de la montagne

Photo: ©Jean Bernard Vidal

11 am & 1 pm – Mount Royal Woodlands Under Threat Discovery Walk

Increased human use, climate change and the spread of invasive plant and animal species are all threats to Mount Royal’s forest. Find out more about the conservation challenges facing the mountain and the solutions available to help the woodlands in the heart of the city adapt to current and future crises.
Duration: 1 hour

1:45 pm – Public reading from Les prophéties de la Montagne by Pattie O'Green

At 1:45 p.m., attend a public reading from Les prophéties de la Montagne by Pattie O'Green, published by Marchand de feuilles in September 2023. Part narrative, part essay, the book leads us to take an in-depth look at our relationship with flora, nature, art and spirituality, with beautiful Mount Royal as a backdrop.


Photo: ©Isabelle Lafontaine

Photo : ©Marie-Julie Garneau

2 pm – A Conversation with Jocelyn Sioui: An Indigenous Perspective on Mount Royal 

Jocelyn Sioui, Wendat puppeteer, actor and author, will introduce you to Mount Royal, its riches and its history from a different perspective, offering a multi-faceted reflection on the relationship that everyone has with the mountain. 
Duration: 45 minutes

3 pm – Tribute to Mount Royal’s Volunteer Nature Stewards and Jazz Concert

Every year, hundreds of volunteers care for the mountain’s natural habitats with Les Amis. Discover the importance of volunteer environmental stewardship work. After paying homage to these dedicated Montrealers, enjoy a jazz trio from McGill University's Schulich School of Music, featuring Florence Tousignant (trumpet), Arian Aghajan (double bass) and Esteban Montana (guitar).
Duration: 50 minutes

Photo: ©Les Amis de la montagne

Photo: ©Les Amis de la montagne

4 pm – Prix du Mont-Royal Award Ceremony

Join us to honour the 2023 Prix du Mont-Royal awardee, Peter A. Howlett, C.M., founding president of Les Amis de la montagne, who has just passed the torch to a qualified successor after 37 years of exceptional service to the mountain and the community.
Duration: 1 hour


Throughout the day, stop by our partners’ information kiosks at the Mount Royal Chalet (The Montreal Park People Network, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the Montréal Insectarium, and Les Amis de la montagne education and conservation teams), grab a bite at our two cafés on the mountain and purchase products and souvenirs at our two gift shops (at the Chalet and Smith House).

Come as a family, alone or with friends to take in the beautiful fall colours on Mount Royal and join in the celebrations!

As a registered charity, Les Amis de la montagne relies on your generosity and commitment. Your donations are what make it possible for us to enhance Mount Royal through improvement, restoration, education and conservation projects. Show your support by joining us on this wonderful day of celebration!


Media Contact

For all communication or media requests related to the Mount Royal Celebration Day, please get in touch with:

Anaïs Légaré-Morasse
Director of Public Affairs
514 843-8240, ext. 241

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