School Year Programming

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Have a Field Day on Mount Royal!

Learn and have 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 or or taking advantage of our sports facilities - ice rink, slides, trails, etc. We have all the necessary equipment available for rental! Fill in our contact form and our reservations team will make sure you and your students have an unforgettable experience on Mount Royal.

Registration for winter will start on November 17 !


Activities provided throughout the year

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

School Programs Pre 1st 2nd 3rd Sec Fall Winter Spring Duration          Rate per student*  
Mount Royal through the Seasons

      2 h $10
Fort Royal Rally    

      2 h  $10 
Mount Royal, the Other Story           2 h $10
Snowshoe Excursion: Trackers for a Day               2 h $14,50
Mount Royal Challenge Rally             2 h $10
Mount Royal Summit Discovery Walk             2 h $10 
Snowshoe Excursion : In the Footsteps of Snowshoers Past             2 h  $14,50

*  A minimum rate will be applied for groups of 18 students or less. Maximum of 26 students per group.


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

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Mount Royal through the Seasons

Level: Preschool, Elementary Cycle 1

Duration: Half day (2 h) or full day (4.5 h), Spring and Fall (4,5 h)

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Snowshoe Excursion: Trackers for a Day

Level: Elementary cycles 2 & 3 

Duration: Half day (2 h)

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Snowshoe Excursion : In the Footsteps of Snowshoers Past

Level: High School

Duration: Half day (2 h)

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Self-Guided Visits

Want to bring your group to the mountain without participating in an organized activity?

Beaver Lake Pavilion, 2000 Remembrance Road, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1X2

Activities and outdoor recreation equipment rentals for youth groups

Groups of 12 participants or more


Facilities and equipment renta


Rate per child and duration 


Snow tubing Children can safely slide down groomed corridors with artificial snow on the slope facing Beaver Lake. Attendants are on hand to ensure the activity takes place smoothly and safely.

4 to 11



$4.75 / 1.5 h

$6.75 / 1.5 h

110 tubes
Skate rentals Skate rentals are available so that kids can enjoy the refrigerated skating rink in front of the Beaver Lake Pavilion. Supervisors from the City of Montréal are in charge of site safety. Helmets ($2), padlocks and learn-to-skate walkers are also available for rental. 4+

$9 / 2 h

Maximum 90 students per group
Snowshoe rentals Explore over 2 km of marked snowshoe trails. A trail map and snowshoes are available at the rental counter at the Beaver Lake Pavilion. 5+ $9 / 2 h Maximum 30 students per group
Cross-country ski rentals Get your trail map and skis at the Beaver Lake Pavilion and explore the mountain’s 20 km of marked trails. *Ensure that there at least two accompanying adults for each group of 15 skiers, 12+ $15 / 2 h Maximum 30 students per group

All activities take place, regardless of the weather. However, Les Amis de la montagne reserves the right to cancel an activity due to bad weather or bad conditions at the facilities.

Lunch areas: For full-day outings that include a break for lunch, a section of the Lac-aux-Castors pavilion will be offered, depending on availability. All groups must reserve their indoor space in advance.

To ensure that your day of activities goes smoothly, you must respect your assigned meal schedule. No changes will be accepted.

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Snow tubing

Age : 4 to 11 and 12+

Rate per child and duration : 4.75 / 1.5 h and $6.75 / 1.5 h

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Skate rentals

Age: 4+

Rate per child and duration: $9 / 2 h

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Snowshoe rentals

Age: 5+

Rate per child and duratio: $9 / 2 h

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Cross-country ski rentals

Age: 12+

Rate per child and duration: $15 / 2 h


Click here to register

The form will be automatically sent to the reservations team and you will then receive a confirmation email.

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

When planning your excursion on the mountain with your group, please consult our ACCOMPANYING PERSON'S GUIDE.

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

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


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