The OCPM takes into account Les amis’s recommendations regarding the Université de Montréal and affiliated schools’ mountain campus

Last March, the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) held public consultations concerning the update to Université de Montréal and affiliated schools’ (HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal) mountain campus Master Development Plan. To contribute to making this master plan exemplary, Les amis de la montagne submitted a brief containing 17 recommendations regarding conservation of the natural and built heritage, as well as accessibility to the mountain. In their recently released report, OPCM commissioners made 23 recommendations that were influenced by more than ten of the proposals put forward by Les amis.

Les amis de la montagne are proud to be partners in the Olmsted 200 celebrations!

April 26, 2022, will mark the 200th anniversary of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, whose grand vision for the mountain and passionate words about nature in the heart of the city have inspired citizens, public officials and political leaders to champion his legacy. Mount Royal Park owes its origin to this great man. That is why Les amis are proud to join the celebrations organized by Olmsed 200. 

Latest Updates in Mount Royal Park

The City of Montréal and Les amis de la montagne continue to ensure the highest public health measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19, while maintaining safe access to the mountain’s parklands. Mount Royal Park, in addition to our visitor welcome, gift shop and food and beverages services (take-out menu only), remain open and accessible to visitors wishing to enjoy an outing to the mountain. Note that during peak periods, public authorities reserve the right to limit or close access to parking lots next to Beaver Lake and Smith House.

Caterpillar Hanging by a Thread

Have you noticed the little caterpillars in the forests? Here are some facts and observations from Antonin St-Jean, head of Les amis' Conservation Services.

Les amis submit a brief expressing their concern over the redevelopment of the Hudson's Bay store

Les amis de la montagne submitted a brief to the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) as part of the public consultation on the redevelopment of the Hudson’s Bay store located at 585 Sainte-Catherine Street West in downtown Montreal.

Les amis de la montagne is pleased with Montréal’s nature and sports plan, which includes ambitious actions for Mount Royal

Les amis de la montagne enthusiastically embraces the vision promoted by the City of Montréal's Plan nature et sports and the importance given to Mount Royal in its implementation.  

The big clean-up, light version

Spring is usually synonymous with cleaning up Mount Royal, but again this year,  current health measures prevent us from organizing large gatherings. However, this does not mean that no "housekeeping" is being done on the mountain.

Park People’s Montreal Park Forum: The Power of Urban Parks

May 26 and 27, 2021, be a part of the Park People’s very first forum — presented by Park People in collaboration with Les amis de la montagne.

Requalifying the Royal Victoria Hospital, an extraordinary opportunity to integrate nature and architecture

More than ever, we have seen how essential urban parks have become to Montrealers’ quality of life. The pandemic has increased pressure on these green spaces. Parks with high landscape value, such as those on Mount Royal, are experiencing heightened visitation. There is an urgent need to act to provide citizens with more healthy, verdant parklands. Such green spaces will also serve to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The iconic presence of the mountain

Les amis de la montagne, Héritage Montréal, the Ordre des urbanistes, CRE MTL and the Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec have joined forces to reiterate that the iconic presence of the mountain as a visual and identity marker is - and must remain - non-negotiable.
Notice to visitors : Latest Updates in Mount Royal Park