Have a Field Day on Mount Royal!

In response to measures taken by the Government of Quebec to limit the spread of COVID-19, educational outings are suspended from October 8 to 28. If you have any questions, please contact reservations@lemontroyal.qc.ca.

Treat your students to a field trip that makes the grade! Les amis de la montagne offers educational and recreational activities on Mount Royal designed for schools and groups of children looking to enjoy the great outdoors in an urban setting.

In order to offer you and your students a worry-free and memorable outing in nature, we have evaluated and adjusted each of our programs. All health measures related to COVID-19 will be respected during your visit. We reserve the right to modify activities according to current public health recommendations. 

Winter on the mountain is extra special as groups learn about natural habitats with our experienced educators or enjoy the park’s gorgeous backdrop on their own as they skate, snow tube, snowshoe or cross-country ski.

Combining learning and outdoor activities makes for an unforgettable day in the forest and on the hill!

An Effective Way to Integrate Knowledge

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, 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 for the preservation of the environment.

An Exciting Way to Enjoy Winter

During the snowy months, recreational activities turn Mount Royal into a magical winter playground. School groups flock to the mountain to skate, snowshoe, snow tube or cross-country ski on the park’s 22 km of trails. For an unforgettable day, outdoor activities can be combined with a guided excursion in the forest. No matter the age, there’s nothing quite like trekking through the woods in the morning and snow tubing down the hill in the afternoon! Equipment rental available on site.

Educational Activities in All Seasons

Educational Activity Pre 1er 2e 3e Sec Fall Winter Spring Duration Rate/Student
Custom Exploration Excursion Based on group Starting at $9.50
Mount Royal through the Seasons1,2       3 2h / 4.5h $9.50 / $13
Snowshoe Excursion The Forest in Winter 2             2h $12 4
Mountain Wildlife 1           2h / 4.5h $9.50 / $13
Fort Royal Rally 1         2h / 4.5h $9.50 / $13
Snowshoe Excursion Tracker for a Day2           2h $12 4
Birdwatching Excursion       2h $9.50
A Scenic Overview of History        2h $9.50
Investigating Mount Royal Geology         2h $9.50
Mount Royal Summit           2h $9.50
The Mount Royal Challenge Rally 1           2h / 4.5h $9.50 / $13
From the Mountain to the River           4.5h $13
Snowshoe Excursion
In the Footsteps of Snowshoers of the Past  2
            2h $12 4

1 These activities are offered as half-days (2 h/$9.50) or full days (4.5 h/$13)
2 Winter programs can be combined with an outdoor activity, such as snow tubing or skating, for an additional fee.
3 2h only
4 Equipment included

Need more details on our activities?

DOWNLOAD OUR PROGRAM IN PDF

Registration for winter activities will begin in November. Subscribe to our newsletter and select “School activities” for information on upcoming seasonal outings.

Is your school on or close to the mountain?

To reduce transport costs and facilitate accessibility, our team can meet you at a designated spot at the foot of the mountain to begin your activity! This allows schools located near or on Mount Royal to arrive on foot. Simply choose the activity that interests you and indicate the desired meeting place on the reservation form. Itineraries will be adjusted accordingly. Please note that restrooms are not available at these meeting sites (with the exception of Jeanne-Mance Park).

See the map of possible meeting points.
Additional cost: $30 per group

Contact Us to Reserve

All set for an outing to Mount Royal? Fill out the registration form and send to reservations@lemontroyal.qc.ca. We will contact you to confirm the date and choice of your activity. Stay tuned!

FALL FORM

For more information:
Responsible for school and youth programming
scolaire@lemontroyal.qc.ca

Recreational Winter Activities

Les amis de la montagne offers an equipment rental service for various sports such as snow tubing, skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Access to the skating rink and marked trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Mount Royal Park is free. Access to snow tubing lanes is not free as it is a supervised activity.

Special rental rates are available for groups of 12 or more (prior reservation on weekdays only). Note that activities are offered from mid-December to mid-March, depending on weather conditions.

The schedule of activities and reservation form will be available in mid-November.
 
Activity Age Rate per child and duration Availability
Snow tubing 4 to 11 years
12 years and +
$4 / 1 h 30
$6 / 1 h 30
140 tubes
Skate rentals for groups 4 years and + $9 / 2 h 400 pairs (from size 13 child to size 12 adult)
Snowshoe rentals for groups 5 years and + $9 / 2 h 25 pairs (5 to 8 years)
30 pairs (9 to 12 years)
60 pairs (13 years and +)
Initiation to cross-country skiing 6 to 16 years $20 (equipment and taxes included) Minimum 8 participants and maximum 12 participants per group
Cross-country ski rentals for groups 12 years and + $15 / 2 h 45 pairs
 

Other Types of Equipment for Rental

Equipment Description Age Rate per child and duration Availability
Helmet Protective helmet for skating or sliding 4 to 16 years $2 / 2 h 50 helmets
Skating support bar For beginner skaters 4 to 8 years $4 25 bars
Lock Free footlockers (subject to availability)   $3.25 / unlimited 50 locks


Need more details on our activities?

DOWNLOAD OUR PROGRAM IN PDF​

No budget? No problem!

Financial assistance is available to help you come to Mount Royal with your class! The program La culture à l’école 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 program Une école montréalaise pour tous distributes funding per student. For information on which primary schools and projects benefit from 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 at 514 843-8240, ext. 500 or by email at scolaire@lemontroyal.qc.ca.