Activities for schools and children's groups

No matter the season or the weather, Les Amis de la montagne offers a wide range of educational and recreational activities designed for kids of all ages.

Participants are treated to an unforgettable experience as they explore the woodlands of Mount Royal with our experienced educators. Our educational programs incorporate the objectives of the Québec Education Program in an effective and stimulating way, while allowing the children to gain hands-on learning in a natural environment.

Youth programming
Schools and youth groups

Before planning your outing, please read the following points:

  1. Read our 2024 Organizer's Guide below (in French only).
  2. Plan your travel: If you are travelling by school bus or STM shuttle, please check their availability before filling out the registration form.
  3. Reserve your outing at least 3 weeks in advance.
  4. Make sure you are aware of the terms of our cancellation policy.

When filling out the registration form, please pay careful attention to the following: 

  1. If possible, please provide 3 choices of dates for your outing.
  2. Note that we can accommodate a maximum of 3 groups at the same time in the morning and/or afternoon. 
  3. We receive school groups and children’s groups from Tuesday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  4. For outings that require a lunch break, groups registered for a full-day activity may reserve a space in the Beaver Lake Pavilion, depending on availability. All groups must reserve their indoor space in advance.
  5. Your registration form will automatically be sent to us, and one of our team members will send you the registration contract or contact you in case of missing information. 

For information concerning group reservations, please email us at, or call 514 843-8240, ext. 2.

  • Cancellation by Les Amis de la montagne:
    • In case of poor site or weather conditions, our organization reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify an activity to ensure the safety of participants. The Education team will notify you 24 to 48 hours before your outing. You will not be charged any fees.
  • Cancellation by the organizer:
    • If you cancel less than 10 business days before the outing, you will be charged a $50 administrative fee. If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to theouting, or if you d o not show up on the day of your activity, your organization will be charged the minimum rate stipulated in your contract.

To help plan your outing on the mountain, consult our 2024 Organizer's Guide (in French only).

Financial support is available to help you take your class on outings to Mount Royal!

La culture à l’école program allows you to take two free cultural outings per year. For more information, visit the government's website sections about cultural outings for schools, and the Répertoire culture-éducation..

In addition, Une école montréalaise pour tous program provides funding on a per-student basis. For more information on eligible schools, visit the website.

Whenever possible, we are pleased to adapt our school programs to the needs of your group. To find out how we might tailor our activities to meet specific requirements, please contact us by email at before filling out the registration form.

  • General information about the guided excursions: 
  • Question about the reservation system or concerning a cancellation:

These activities are offered with the support of the City of Montréal.

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