Planning an Event in Mount Royal Park

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.

See the City of Montréal’s website to find out more about public events in Mount Royal Park.

For information on holding medium- or large-scale events in the park, please refer to City of Montréal guidelines (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.

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. 239 or at

If you would like to rent a room for your film crew, the Smith House ballroom is available on weeknights and weekends. See details above in the section on room rentals.

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