With its green expanses, sweeping views and heritage buildings, Mount Royal Park is often the first place that comes to mind when planning a gathering, shooting a movie or holding a meeting.
Because Mount Royal Park is part of the Mount Royal Heritage Site, certain rules must be respected to preserve this magnificent jewel and iconic Montréal site. Before organizing a picnic in the park, for instance, read our FAQ and find out about services provided in the park.
 

Does your group include 50 or more people?

When planning an event with 50 people or more, such as a big party, fundraiser or sporting event, in Mount Royal Park, you must obtain a permit from the City of Montréal. Please note that the City’s Public Events Division only issues permits to non-profit organizations in Montréal.

For more information on requirements or to apply for a permit, visit the City’s guidelines on planning an event in Mount Royal Park (French only).
 

Looking for a fun group activity on Mount Royal?

Les amis de la montagne proposes a series of fun group activities in Mount Royal Park throughout the seasons! Check out our activities or outings for groups of adults or groups of young people.

Smith House

Built in 1858, this historic residence and Les amis de la montagne headquarters is located in the heart of Mount Royal, halfway between Beaver Lake and the Mount Royal Chalet. Smith House proposes one room on the 2nd floor that is ideal for meetings or intimate gatherings.

Ballroom (only available on weeknights and weekends)

  • Maximum capacity: 80 standing/60 seated
  • Dimensions: 48.7 feet long (14.8 m) x 17.9 feet wide (5.4 m) x 10 feet high (3 m)
  • Included: 10 tables (6’ x 30’’ or 183 cm x 76 cm) and 70 chairs
  • Refrigerator and kitchen island equipped with large counter and sink
  • Audiovisual equipment available upon request for an additional fee: sound system (with six affixed speakers), projection screen and projector. Occupants must bring their own portable computer. 
Rental rate for 4 hours or less: $360
Rate per additional hour: $90
 

Nota bene

  • There is no air conditioning; however the ballroom is well aired thanks to large windows.
  • Dishes, utensils and tablecloths are excluded.
  • Wireless Internet is available for occupants.
  • No catering services are offered by Les amis de la montagne in Smith House.

Modalities

  • A $275 security deposit is required when renting a room.

Additional Fees

  • Parking fees (managed by Stationnement de Montréal): $3 per hour or $10 per day, payable at parking meters
  • Ballroom audiovisual equipment: flat rate of $50 per day
Rates and additional fees are subject to change without notice.
 

Getting to Smith House and Accessibility

You can get to Smith House by public transport or car, or by bike or on foot if you prefer active transportation. Note that the room is located on the 1st floor and there is no elevator. The ballroom is thus not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
 

Adding an Outdoor Activity to Your Room Rental 

Mix business with pleasure and turn a regular meeting into something out of the ordinary! Join one of our discovery walks or snowshoe excursions or gather the crew for a sliding party in the winter! See our list of proposed group activities to find out more. 
 

Contact Us to Visit or to Reserve

If you are ready to reserve, please complete our reservation form, and we will contact you to confirm your request.

For more information or to make an appointment to visit, please contact our reservations manager at 514 843-8240, ext. 235 or at reservations@lemontroyal.qc.ca.
 

Beaver Lake Pavilion

A modernist building dating back to 1958, the Beaver Lake Pavilion offers breathtaking views of the lake and glades thanks to its terrace and glass façades. Located upstairs, the Café des Amis offers a bright open space for all types of group gatherings.


Spacious and comfortable, the Café des Amis can accommodate up to 100 people for launches, corporate meetings, cocktail events, office parties or other events held outside of business hours. It is also possible to book the Café’s bistro area during regular opening hours for up to 40 guests. For an idea of the types of dishes we offer, take a look at our seasonal à la carte menu and Brunch menu.

VENUE RENTAL RATES
Partial rental (bistro area), during opening hours: $75/h (min. 3 hrs)
Complete rental, starting at 6 p.m. after opening hours (except January, February, July and August): $250/h (min. 3 hrs) plus at least 3 service employees ($25/h per employee, min. 3 hrs).

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Getting to Beaver Lake Pavilion 
The Beaver Lake Pavilion is located next to a large parking lot and is easily accessible by public transport or car, or by bike or on foot if you prefer active transportation. Note that there is no Internet connexion in the pavilion.
 

Accessibility

Located upstairs, the Café des Amis and bistro area are accessible to people with reduced mobility, as is the adjacent bathroom.
 

Adding an Outdoor Activity to Your venue Rental

Mix business with pleasure and turn a regular meeting into something out of the ordinary! Take a guided excursion on the mountain or rent outdoor equipment for some fun in the great outdoors. See our list of proposed group activities to find out more.
 

Contact Us to Visit or to Reserve

If you are ready to reserve or would like more information, please complete our reservation form, and we will contact you to discuss rental possibilities or confirm your request.

For additional details or to make an appointment to visit, please contact our reservations manager at 514 843-8240, ext. 260 or at cafedesamis@lemontroyal.qc.ca.
 

Mount Royal Chalet

Les amis de la montagne is not responsible for renting the Mount Royal Chalet. Please see the City of Montréal Public Events Division (French only) for details.
Les amis de la montagne has a very active presence in Mount Royal Park. For interviews with members of our team, see the press room.

If you want to shoot a movie or a TV show in Mount Royal Park, you’ll find all the information you need below:
 

Choosing Mount Royal Park or the Mount Royal Chalet as a Film Location

The Montréal Film and TV Commission is responsible for issuing the necessary authorizations and permits for filming for movies or TV in the outdoor spaces of Mount Royal Park, Kondiaronk Belvedere or inside the Mount Royal Chalet.

See the commission’s website for details.
 

Choosing Smith House or the Beaver Lake Pavilion as a Film Location

It is possible to shoot for a film or TV production in Smith House and the Beaver Lake Pavilion. Please note, however, that Les amis de la montagne is responsible for offering food and event rental services in Smith House and Beaver Lake Pavilion to park visitors. As a result, public access to either site cannot be restricted during the opening hours of our visitor welcome and restaurant services.

For more information on filming at Smith House or the Beaver Lake Pavilion, contact us at 514 843-8240, ext. 235 or at reservations@lemontroyal.qc.ca.

If you would like to rent a room for your film crew, find out about our event rentals.