School Year Programming

Photo : © Les amis de la montagne

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 fall is now open!

 

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

 

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  / $17 
Fort Royal Rally    

        2 h / 4.5 h $10  / $17 
Mount Royal, the other story             2 h / 4.5 h $10  / $17 
Mount Royal Challenge Rally               2 h / 4.5 h  $10  / $17 
Mount Royal Summit Discovery Walk               2 h $10 
Online activity: A Beast in the Neighbourhood**    

      1 h  $180 ***

* Minimum fee of $180 or $306, depending on the duration of the activity selected. Maximum of 26 students per group

** Activity offered in French only

*** Group rate

Contact us to find out about availability for an English-language activity.

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 fall and the ways in which nature adapts to this season. On this walk, students will unlock the secrets of the mountain. Contact with trees, animals and other elements of the natural environment will be encouraged through games and sensory activities.

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

Level: Elementary Cycle 2

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

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

Working 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 (Cycle 1 only)

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

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

The rally is a hike that is interspersed with various challenges designed to teach the students about the mountain’s history, flora and fauna. Working in teams, the participants must meet the greatest number of challenges possible to collect as many photos of the mountain’s iconic spaces as they can, which they will have to collectively place on the historical timeline of Mount Royal at the end of the activity.

Pedagogical skills: During this hike, students will develop their power to act, 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 (Cycles 1 and 2)

Duration: Half day (2 hours)

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

During a hike through the mountain’s iconic places, students will discover the multiple facets of Mount Royal, including its history, biodiversity and striking views. Activities on the hike include interpreting the landscape, learning about the mountain's importance in history and identifying tree species.

Pedagogical skills: During this hike, students will be encouraged to develop their empowerment, along with their skills in 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

Length : 1 hour

Explore Mount Royal without ever leaving your classroom!

Accompanied by a virtual (on-screen) guide and a field guide who will be onsite 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 meet challenges 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.

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.

Reservations

Register your group today! Fill out the registration form.

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

When planning your excurion on the mountain with your group, please consult our TEACHER'S GUIDE

Are you an after-school daycare staff member looking for a Ped day activity? Come see what we have to offer!!
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).

 

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

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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