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Winter Activities for Groups

In response to measures taken by the Government of Quebec to limit the spread of COVID-19, group activities are suspended until further notice. We will post the registration form for activities when permitted by public health authorities. If you have any questions, please contact

Treat friends or colleagues to a unique winter experience on Mount Royal thanks to our guided snowshoe excursions or cross-country ski activity. Top off your expedition with hot chocolate or mulled wine before setting off on another great outdoor adventure with your crew, such as snow tubing or skating at Beaver Lake.
From December to March, Monday through Thursday, Les amis de la montagne organizes snowshoe excursions for groups wishing to discover and appreciate Mount Royal’s natural beauty in winter. And if you work up an appetite after your outing, cut a path to the Café des Amis at the Beaver Lake Pavilion for a hot meal and a cool view of the lake.

Our guided snowshoe excursions may be scheduled during the day or evening and tailored to your group’s interests and needs.

City Lights

Duration: 2 hours

This exceptional evening snowshoe trek takes participants through Mount Royal’s snow-laden forest, with stops to enjoy breathtaking views of the city.

Mountain in the City

Duration: 2 hours

A daytime excursion along the snowy paths in the woodlands lets participants admire the mountain’s beautiful winter landscapes.

Custom Tours

Whether your group includes history buffs, nature lovers or athletes, we can tailor our snowshoe excursions to suit all kinds of tastes and interests. Just let us know the theme you have in mind for your group outing, and we’ll find the time that best fits your schedule.


Les amis de la montagne welcomes groups of all sizes to Mount Royal!

Guided snowshoe excursions are $22 per person, with the possibility of adding seasonal extras such as:
  • Hot chocolate: + $3 per person
  • Mulled wine: + $8 per person
Rates are subject to change.
A minimum charge applies.
All activities are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.

You’re a small group or would like to snowshoe on the mountain on a Friday or Saturday night? See details about our City Lights snowshoe excursions for the general public.
Make Mount Royal the pick of your bunch this winter! There’s no lack of things for groups to do in the park once the weather turns cold:
  • Tobogganing or snow tubing on groomed slopes
  • Cross-country skiing (22 km of trails)
  • Skating at Beaver Lake 

Cross-Country Ski Activity

Les amis de la montagne offers group initiations to cross-country skiing. During this 1 hr 30 min activity, participants learn basic techniques and take part in an expedition in the forest, accompanied by instructors certified by Ski de Fond Québec.

This activity is offered on weekdays only, from January to early March, depending on the snow conditions.
  • Minimum number of participants: 8
  • Maximum number of participants: 12
  • Rate: $20 per participant (equipment and taxes included)

Renting Outdoor Equipment

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.
Activity Rate per participant Availability  Schedule  
Snow tubing $6 / 1 h 30 140 tubes Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Evenings: on demand
Skate rentals $9 / 2 h 250 pairs (sizes up to men's 12) Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6 to 9 p.m.
Snowshoe rentals $9 / 2 h 60 pairs Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cross-country ski rentals  $15 / 2 h 45 pairs Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Other Types of Equipment for Rental

Equipment Description Rate  Availability
Helmet Protective helmet $2 / 2 h 50 helmets
Lock Free footlockers (subject to availability) $3.25 / unlimited 50 locks
There’s nothing like playing outdoors to work up one’s appetite! Gather the gang in any of our three Café des Amis outposts in the park for tasty treats and refreshments after your activity.

For groups wishing to mix business with pleasure, we also provide the possibility of renting a conference room in the historical Smith House.
Booking winter activities starts in mid-November.

For more information on winter group activities on Mount Royal, please call 514 843-8240, ext. 235 or write to
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