School Year Programming

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Have a Field Day on Mount Royal!

Learning while having fun on the mountain!

No matter the season or the weather, Les Amis de la montagne offers a wide range of educational and recreational activities designed for school groups at the preschool, elementary and secondary levels.

Regardless of their age, children will have an unforgettable experience while walking in the woods with our experienced educators.

Registration for the spring 2022 season is now over. Stay informed and find out when autumn registration begins by subscribing to our newsletter.

 

Activities provided in complete safety

Mount Royal provides fertile ground for learning thanks to Les Amis de la montagne! Our school programs provide a hands-on learning experience in nature based on educational objectives specified by the Quebec Education Program.

As they explore the mountain with experienced educators, children discover its biodiversity, geology and history through adventure, exploration and games. Students learn about the environment and consumption, community life and citizenship, and health and well-being. Our programs have been designed so that themes can be explored in the classroom, awakening kids to the importance of acting responsibly to protect the environment and developing cross-curricular competencies.

We reserve the right to modify activities in accordance with current public health recommendations.

Educational Activities

Our spring programs are now full. Stay tuned for our 2022 back-to-school programs later this summer!

Educational Activities Pre 1st 2nd 3rd Sec Fall Winter Spring Duration          Rate per student*  
Mount Royal through the seasons

       

  2 h / 4.5 h $10  / $13 
Fort Royal Rally    

   

  2 h / 4.5 h $10  / $13 
Mount Royal, the other story        

 

  2 h / 4.5 h $10  / $13 
Mount Royal Challenge Rally                 2 h / 4.5 h  $10  / $13 
Mount Royal Summit Discovery Walk                 2 h $10 
Online activity: A Beast in the Neighbourhood**    

   

  1 h  $150 **

* Minimum fee of $180 or $234, depending on the activity selected. Maximum of 26 students per group.

** Activity offered in French only

Level: Preschool, 1st cycle of elementary school 

Duration: Half day (2 h) or full day (4.5 h)

Departure point: Beaver Lake Pavilion, 2000 Remembrance Road Montreal, Quebec H3H1X2

Through the eyes of a photographer and equipped with a cardboard camera, students explore Mount Royal by "taking pictures" of what they find interesting. Wearing our scientist's glasses, we will learn to differentiate between the main characteristics of spring and the ways in which nature adapts to this season. On this walk, students will unlock the secrets of the mountains. Contact with trees, animals and other elements of the natural environment will be encouraged through games and sensory activities.

Pedalogical Skills: This walk allows students to explore the world of science in a fun way while using their creative thinking and reflecting on the environment around them.

Students will have the chance to identify animal tracks, learn about camouflage and types of birds, as well as distinguish between the different lifestyles of certain animals. All these elements are introduced and addressed through educational games and sensory activities.

Level: Elementary Cycles 2 and 3

Duration: Half day (2 h) or full day (4.5 h)

Departure point: Beaver Lake Pavilion, 2000 ch. Remembrance Montreal, Quebec H3H 1X2

In teams, students will have to take on challenges that require observation, listening, memory and cooperation. Their participation in the various challenges will allow them to win keys in order to find one that will open the Fort-Royal rally mystery chest. The proposed challenges combine educational content with interactive and dynamic games that allow for a fun dive into the history, geology and biodiversity of Mount Royal. It is possible to go deeper into certain themes.

Pedagogical skills: This hike allows students to develop their skills in certain areas, including languages, science and technology, and the social universe. In addition, by working as a team, they will exercise certain cross-curricular skills such as cooperation, communication, critical judgment and problem solving.

Level: 3rd cycle of elementary and secondary 

Duration: Half day (2 h) or full day (4.5 h)

Departure point: Smith House, 1260 Remembrance Road Montreal, Quebec H3H 1A2


The other story is that of the aboriginal presence on the mountain. An activity that provokes a critical look at yesterday's society in order to better understand today's society. Taking turns as historians, geologists, archaeologists and artists, students will discover the historical importance of Mount Royal from the first occupants of the territory to today through a series of fun and educational activities. During the hike to the top of Mount Royal, they will look for clues evoking important moments in Montreal's history.

Pedagogical skills: During this hike, students will develop their power of action as well as their skills in certain areas such as language, personal development, science and technology, and the social universe. They will also practice cross-curricular skills such as cooperation, communication, critical thinking and problem solving.

Level: Secondary (high school)

Duration: Half day (2 h) or full day (4.5 h) 

Departure point: Smith House, 1260 Remembrance Road Montreal, Quebec H3H 1A2

As a team, students will have to complete a series of challenges on various aspects of Mount Royal. Using their cooperative spirit as well as their sense of observation and analysis, students will explore Mount Royal as a team, looking for clues and challenges. They will be led to glimpse the major issues related to the conservation of the mountain's biodiversity and will visit the emblematic sites of Mount Royal Park.

Pedagogical skills: During this hike, students will develop their power of action as well as their skills in certain areas such as language, personal development, science and technology and the social universe. Also, by working as a team, they will exercise certain cross-curricular skills such as cooperation, communication, critical judgment and problem solving.

Level: Secondary 

Duration: Half day (2 hours)

Departure: Smith House, 1260 Remembrance Road Montreal, Quebec H3H 1A2


During a hike passing by emblematic places on the mountain, students will discover the multiple facets of Mount Royal: its history, its biodiversity and its striking views. Landscape reading, discovery of the mountain's importance in history and tree identification are among the activities on the program.

Pedagogical skills: During this hike, students will be encouraged to develop their power of action in addition to developing their skills in certain areas, including language, personal development, science and technology, and the social universe. During the various discussions led by the educator, they will practice certain cross-curricular skills such as cooperation, communication, critical judgment and problem solving.

Ages : 8 to 12 years old 

Length : 1 hours

Cost : $150 per group

Explore Mount Royal without ever leaving your classroom!

Accompanied by one on-screen lab guide and another field guide who will be out in the forest on Mount Royal, the students will track a mysterious animal that has been moving around on the mountain. Together, they’ll have to make informed choices and conduct tests so that they can gather enough clues to identify the elusive beast. During the session, the students will also learn how animals adapt to their environment.

For more information or to register your class for the activity, contact scolaire@lemontroyal.qc.ca.

This activity is offered in french only.

 

Smith House 1260, chemin Remembrance Montréal (Québec)  H3H 1A2

Mount Royal Park provides plenty of fun things for children to do at their own pace, from skating and tobogganing in the winter to picnicking and chasing butterflies in the glades in the warmer months.

Les réservations sont obligatoires pour les groupes en visite libre. Contactez reservations@lemontroyal.qc.ca pour réserver votre date.

As an NPO dedicated to the protection of Mount Royal, our mission lies in spreading the word about the importance of caring for its environment. Nowhere is this message more important than in the classroom, where innovative green projects teach students about natural habitats and sustainability. Built on years of environmental and educational expertise, our class projects score high marks with teachers wanting to reconnect their students with nature.

Our special projects have been suspended for the 2021–2022 school year. Subscribe to our newsletter (lien vers l’infolettre) to be the first to know when they return!

Reservations

Register your group today! Fill out the registration form:

  • School Group: Our spring programs are now full. Stay tuned for our 2022 back-to-school programs later this summer!
  • Children Group here

The form will be automatically sent to the reservations team and you will then receive a confirmation email containing all the documents you’ll need to ensure your activity goes smoothly.

Group reservation requests must be made no later than three weeks before the date of the activity. After that deadline, we cannot guarantee availability. 

for further information about registrations, contact reservations@lemontroyal.qc.ca

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CHILDREN GROUPS

No budget? No problem!

Financial assistance is available to help you come to Mount Royal with your class! The La culture à l’école program allows you to do two free cultural outings each year. For more information, refer to the government website on Field trips to cultural venues and the Répertoire culture-éducation

The Une école montréalaise pour tous program allots funding per student. To find out which primary schools are eligible for this program, please see Une école montréalaise pour tous  (French only).

Groups with Special Needs

When possible, we are always pleased to adapt our school programs for individuals with disabilities. To find out how we might tailor our activities to meet specific requirements, please contact us by email at scolaire@lemontroyal.qc.ca.

 

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